As we reach the end of February we can’t believe that it is just a few months until summer 2016 rolls around! Maz and Aurora have been working hard for Horizon in the UK throughout the winter and will be joining Steve in Greece in April to start getting everything ready for our very exciting second year of operation. It’s shaping up to be an amazing summer, with new activity packages, some fantastic additions to the team, and a much larger Instructor Training Programme.
If you visited us last summer you will probably have met our amazing instructors Hannah and Remi. We are so happy to be welcoming both of them back to Horizon for another summer of watersports fun in the sun. Hannah is a very experienced powerboat instructor and senior dinghy instructor, and will be returning as Beach Supervisor following her winter season in Alpe D’Huez. Remi will be joining us again as our multi-lingual dinghy, windsurf and paddle cruise instructor, following a winter spent in India teaching sailing!
Remi has been enjoying teaching watersports in the warm climate of India this winter
Whilst Hannah has been somewhere a bit colder this winter!
We also have some exciting new additions to the team. Emily Brabbs will be joining us to manage the Instructor Training programme, which has expanded in to two Multi Activity Courses, a Windsurf Instructor Course and a Dinghy Instructor Course. She is an Advanced Windsurf Instructor, Powerboat Instructor and Dinghy Instructor and as such is the perfect person to lead our Trainee Instructors to success in their courses. We hope our instructor courses will continue to grow from strength to strength allowing us to help more people gain the necessary qualifications to join our industry. All of our courses are subsidised by fundraising, some courses are even free.
Emily will be joining us as the Instructor Trainer in 2016
Callum Adams joins us to work on the beach as a watersports instructor. He is an enthusiastic and experienced sailing instructor and will be joining us from his winter season in Alpe D’Huez. We’re fairly sure he will be giving the rest of us a run for our money when it comes to staff race day!
As we grow we also have two new roles for 2016: Company Representative and Powerboat Instructor. The Company Representative is a peak season position which requires someone motivated and bubbly to enhance the face of our brand as well as lend a hand to the instructors on the beach. Ben Killick is the perfect person for this role with his smiley, outgoing nature and his past experience working overseas.
The powerboat instructor role is very exciting. We felt we needed a dedicated powerboat instructor to keep up with the demand of our courses. John Warner is a very experienced instructor who lives on Lefkas Island all year round and as such is the perfect addition to our team as he knows all the great bays and islands to visit when teaching. John has been supporting Horizon Watersports since before creation so we are very happy to have him on board.
As a team we are so excited to be lucky enough to bring Horizon Watersports to Nidri for a second year and do hope that you will come out to visit us this summer, it’s set to be a great one!!!