You´re passionate about Sailing, open minded and love working with other people? You are rather outside on the beach than inside an office and flexibility is one of your great strengths?
Well than, becoming a Sailing Instructor might just be the right thing for you! Joining one of our Sailing Instructor courses will be your chance to turn your passion for Sailing into a profession! If you´re in doubt if your knowledge and sailing level is sufficient, take a minute and test yourself.
Test your Knowledge
Is your theoretical basic knowledge sufficient to join an ITC?
Test your Sailing
Are your sailing skills sufficient to pass the practical exam?
Safe handling of a dinghy and / or Catamaran at 4-5 bft.
Teaching experience is not necessary, but the theory from the VDWS e-learning system is.s.
To complete the VDWS Sailing Instructor Level 1 licence:
- Completion of the instructor course
- Passing the practical and theoretical exams as well as teaching exam.
- VDWS Membership
- Passport photo
- Minimum age: 18 years
Lesson planning, methods of teaching, school and lesson organisation based on teaching, safety, sailing theory and manoeuvres.
Teaching/learning with exercises, recognising mistakes, knowing and recognising causes, correcting,
Function/action, theoretical preparation of basic license topics, aero- and hydrodynamic basics.
Running in, demonstration of manoeuvres, weight trim, boat trim, model of a beginner course on both boats and possible alternatives,
Improvement of sailing skills.
Teaching implementation of the sailing beginner program:
Rigging up/down, starting and landing, steering, sail position, courses to wind, tacking, jibing, capsize and righting, man-over-board, theory lessons.
Introduction to the internship
Job description watersports instructor
VDWS - an association introduces itself
Service to watersports schools.
Duration: 8 days
Extra costs: travel expenses, accommodation, equipment.
Practical Exam by 8-20 knots:
Tacking upwind, tacks, downwind, jibes, mooring to a boat, drifting on the bow/reverse sailing, man-over-board, orientation on the water.
Here the Demo video for the practical exam
Teaching ability in combination with specialised theoretical knowledge and real students.
The written exam with questions on theoretical, practical and methodical training lasts 90 minutes.
Schladitzer See, Leipzig
Bad Wiessee, Tegernsee
There are more then 540 watersportcenters in more then 35 countrys in the world. The VDWS consists of more then 4500 members, watersports instructors, school owners and center managers. Since the foundation in 1974 we were able to spread the fascination in windsurfing, kitesurfing, sailing and Stand up Paddling to more then 3 million watersports beginners!
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We are looking forward to hear from you!
To successfully take part in the Level 1 Sailing Instructor training we recommend you to deal with the theoretical and practical requirements of the course. That will help you to have a good time during your instructor training. Take a look at our sailing tutorial series and test your knowledge.
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