At Horizon Watersports our aim is to enable people to pursue employment in watersports without facing huge financial barriers. Gaining instructor qualifications can often be very expensive which can prevent people from entering this truly rewarding industry. At Horizon Watersports we continually fundraise in order to heavily subsidise a variety of training courses. 


You will find our prices up to 50% cheaper than similar courses.  We also offer FREE placements to disadvantaged 18 – 24 year olds. We liaise with various welfare groups working with 18 – 24 year olds in order to find suitable candidates. You could help us fundraise, at no cost to yourself, simply by clicking here.




















Free places are given to those living in low income brackets, those struggling in mainstream education, the long term unemployed, and those who have overcome serious illness. In addition to this criteria all applicants will need to display a friendly and honest social etiquette, an eagerness to learn, a passion to find employment and a keen interest in the leisure industry.

Ask about FREE placements now by clicking on 'contact us'.          

Instructor Courses

Course Options
2 Week Multi-Activity & Work Experience

5 Week RYA Windsurf Instructor

5 Week RYA Dinghy Sailing Instructor

1 Week RYA Instructor Course

1 Week Instructor Course Prep Week





All of our courses take place on Lefkas Island, Greece. You will only need to budget for your own food and entertainment costs. Accommodation is in shared rooms. It is not a hotel - the house can be likened to a student house. This training is open to all over 18s, with no upper age limit. The 3 and 5 week prices include flights, transfers, accommodation, course materials, RYA logbooks and all training. There is an option to pay more and stay in a hotel. The one week prices are for training only. 


All of our courses, whether free or paid for, do not require any previous experience of sailing, windsurfing or overseas travel. However, a moderate swimming ability is essential. 


After finishing training with us, you will have gained a long list of nationally recognised watersports qualifications. These qualifications can lead to employment in watersports centres all over the world. The HR team at Horizon Watersports actively help with the process of finding employment for all trainees. The HR team will remain supportive to all our students throughout their careers. Horizon Watersports also reserves some staff vacancies on our own team, for the newly qualified instructors! For more information click on 'Information Pack' or 'Contact Us'.

"The last five weeks have been incredibly rewarding, through the training course I've developed a passion for sailing and windsurfing. This experience has put me on a career path I had never imagined and it's exciting to have a job I can be passionate about. I'm looking forward to working as an instructor for a long time to come."

Ewan, Instructor Course Summer 2015


"It's been a fantastic experience and I've come away with loads of qualifications and a memorable experience. The centre is located in a beautiful part of Greece and has fantastic views. The quality of the training was phenomenal, guided by highly qualified and experienced instructors. I feel well prepared to start a career in dinghy instructing after this course which is amazing after just 5 weeks."

Sally, Instructor Course Summer 2016







Take a look at a video that one of our trainees put together of the things she got up to on her 5 week windsurf instructor course in May 2016!

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