Our team is quite simply the highest qualified in the world, with over 10 RYA advanced plus instructors - more than you'll find in any centre anywhere! We are also proud to boast that 5 of the UK's top freestylers work for us which means we can teach way beyond the rest. Our instructors have a shared wealth of experience which means anyone and everyone can learn and keep learning with us, from complete newcomer to highly advanced.
Ollie is a complete all-rounder, having been manager and a top instructor at all of our centres. He's an expert windsurfer, having windsurfed and competed all over the world. He's also an outstanding coach and eager to pass on his expert knowledge.
Sponsors: Club Vass, North, Fanatic, Boardwise, ION, Dunkelvolk, Global Shots
Max has been a Club Vass leading light for the last 5 years . He's definitely got the Vass Factor: a great instructor, he's a huge talent and a rising PWA star. Max's moves are sick and slick he's just incredible to watch, but whatever your level you can learn from him. Currently ranked No. 14th in the World!
Marco is back
to join the CV team again this summer. He has been teaching windsurfing for
over 10 years now in Germany, Greece, and Egypt.
He is a PRO coach and a top freestyler with some pretty amazing moves, not only on the water but on the dance floor (just call him snake hips)!
Great to have you back!
Sponsors: Wark boards, Severne sails, Go pro, Head Zone
Arthur kicked off his windsurfing career on the north Norfolk coast, with much of his free sailing done at Hunstanton. Arthur is a seasoned pro windsurfing instructor; his love of teaching has found him working in Norfolk, Spain, Australia and Vassiliki. With all this experience Arthur will be sure to get you water starting and carve gybing in no time. Favorite moves: Spocks, Grubby's and the Pippa!
Edd joined CV in
2011 and within 6 weeks was doing forward loops! Talk about natural talent. His top tricks include shakas and backloops. He's also a brilliant and highly inspirational coach and says he particularly loves 'seeing a guest get a move right for the first time'.
Edd truly lives the dream and generally spends his winters windsurfing, with Cape Town his favorite spot to date. Rumour has it he may be sloping off to the pistes this winter though...
Holiday is in his forth season at
CV now and is our fave Geoordie boy! The name Holiday comes from his amazing
Rob is a top instructor and also runs the SUP sessions at CV...For those who like an early morning paddle.
Sandy started windsurfing in Australia with Flying Fish in Sydney; he became totally hooked and hasn't stopped since.
This will be Sandy's second season at Club Vass, having spent the last couple of
winters at Club Dahab coaching and free sailing. Sandy loves teaching
people, seeing them improve and all things windsurfing.
Sandy is a top freestyler with some big moves like the Shaka and Ponch in his trick book. Vassiliki is definitely Sandy's favorite place to sail as he says the the atmosphere on the water is amazing. Sponsor: Silver Stick, Club Vass
Sam has been brought up around windsurfing; he's lived it and breathed it! After years spent on the beaches of Australia and Vassiliki, Sam is an incredible windsurfer with a great talent for teaching the sport. Sam has lived, worked and sailed in great places such as Balmoral Australia, Dahab Egypt, Jerricocorra Brazil and Vassiliki. Favorite moves: Forward Loop, Shaka and No-handed Flaka
Emily is now doing her 3rd season as part of the CV team. She has been windsurfing for a while now and is looking to give the CV boys a run for their money on the water. She has the skills to make windsurfing look really easy and will be working with adult groups and in the kids club this summer.
Maisie has been an integral part of the Club Vass team for 3 years now. Keen to progress in the sport, Maisie sails throughout the
winter in the UK (especially Portland Harbour, which is home and where she also teaches) and Tenerife. Maisie is also a competitor on the women's BWA
tour. Her favorite moves include the upwind 360 and Duck Gybes. Other than windsurfing Maisie enjoys nothing
more than showing the Club Vass boys up playing football - skills!
Sponsors: GA Sails, Swox, and the Official Test Centre
Jamie has been windsurfing since he was 10 and was instantly hooked. His Club Vass affiliation began during family holidays to Club Dahab, where he discovered freestyle...he has not looked back since!
He spends time in places like Jericoacoara and Cape Town to improve his sailing.
Jamie is the under 20 UK freestyle champion and this year he's hoping to get a wildcard entry for the PWA freestyle tour.
Sponsors: JP, Neilpryde, Dakine, Bawbags, Fuss 3
Jamie's youtube channel
been windsurfing for over 10 years, having started at Bray Lake. Charlie got hooked on
freestyle after spending some time in Vassiliki as a Young Gun. He's now throwing
down some big moves like Air Flaka's and he's a rising talent on the UK freestyle
scene. Charlie Is a cool, calm and constant instructor with 3 seasons
experience teaching in the UK and Abroad.
Charlie is also a pro SUP racer competing on the international race
scene for all the extra sup tips you may need.
Sponsors: Starboard UK, Severne UK, Bray Lake Water Sports Favorite moves: Forward Loop, Flaka
It is now Laura's 4th season at Club Vass and we're so pleased to have her back with her boundless energy and enthusiasm, whether she's teaching kids, Young Guns or adults. Her top windsurfing spots include Vassiliki and St Andrews in Scotland, where she's studying International Relations and hoping to become a travel journalist. Laura loves teaching and especially the satisfaction from seeing someone really get into this awesome sport. She says 'Girls windsurfing is on its way up so keep it up ladies!' - as the Club Vass girls are proving only too well.
We are pleased to welcome Lucy for her first season teaching at Club Vass. back home, Lucy's favorite spot is Avon Beach, Christchurch. She loves getting to know new people whilst helping them improve their windsurfing. Her top tricks include Duck Gybes and Racing Pumps.
We're so pleased to have Emily back for her 3rd season at Club Vass. She may hail from Scotland, but you wouldn't think so when you see her sun tan (unless you happen to catch her on her first day here!) Emily is a huge asset to the team, working with both adults & kids with great results. She says 'I get to teach what I enjoy and spend the summer seeing and helping clients improve and enjoy their holiday'. Club Vass is one of her favorite spots to windsurf, and is a bit warmer than Scotland. This year she's perfecting her carve gybes, but we don't think it will be long before adds more moves to her repertoire.
It's great to have Ali back on the team for his second season with Club Vass. He says his favorite windsurfing spot is 'Vassiliki - out back'....we couldn't agree more! When he's not on the beach at Vass, Ali studies Chinese at Edingburgh University and he's also a martial arts expert - especially Muay Thai, as you can probably tell from his big guns & pumped pecks. He puts his impressive physique to the test on the water - his top trick to date is the Forward Loop. Ali says he loves being at Club Vass because: 'I get to share unforgettable experiences with people from all over while doing the best extreme sport in the world'.
We are very pleased to welcome Alun back for his second season at Club Vass. He's windsurfed various global spots - Essouira is one of his favourites. During the winter you'll catch him on a snowboard and of course living the dream! Alun loves teaching windsurfing as it means he gets to teach what he enjoys doing the most. He's a great instructor and highly entertaining - don't miss him on BBQ night!
Nina is now in her 3rd season at Club Vass and she's a great member of the beach team, as well as coaching the up and coming talent of Young Guns (specialised kids' windsurfing). One of the things she likes best about instructing is 'seeing a client's smile once they have achieved their goals for the week.' Nina's top windsurf spots are Vassiliki & Dahab - good choices! Nina is studying Textiles at University and one of her aims is to get good at sail repair... She's sponsored by 'The Yeti Shop' and she says 'if I don't see you on the water I'll see you on the slopes'.
We're pleased to say it's also Millie's 3rd season with us; she's one of the hardest working members of the team, nothing is too much trouble and she's always got a huge smile on her face. Millie learnt to windsurf at Club Vass when she was younger and hasn't been able to stay away since. She is 3 times Club bellyflop champion and can occasionally be found walking on her hands on the decking. When she's not with us she studies English Literature & Philosophy at Edinburgh Uni.
We are pleased to welcome Ed Allen and Edge productions to Club Vass for summer 2015. Ed will see to all your holiday photography needs, both on and off the water, as well as the weekly Club Vass Video, screened every Friday BBQ and available to take home as a fantastic memory of your Club Vass holiday. Judging form his work, we're in for a treat.
This is what Ed says:
"My love affair with camera work started back when I was
traveling the world teaching windsurfing. Working and living in these
beautiful places with so many inspiring people ignited an obsession. I felt compelled to capture the beauty and magic of the world around me.
Within two years I was working as an Assistant Director and Editor in
the London film industry. This time was extremely valuable to me,
however the lack of creative influence drove me to start my own
business, EDGE Productions was born!
'Being on the EDGE isn't as safe, but the view's better.'
EDGE has been going for just over a year now, it's gone from strength to strength and its about to get even better! I am extremely excited to team up with incredible company and brand that is Club Vass. I'm itching to dive in and get started. The summer couldn't start sooner! The combination of Club Vass and EDGE Productions will provide Club Vass guests with photographs and videos, of the highest quality and creativity.
I'm looking forward to meeting you all. I'll see you all out in resort at some point this summer..."
And watch this space for more details on the rest of the team....