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..."
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
So smooth on a board, you'd struggle to find someone with more infectious enthusiasm for the sport. With many Freestyle and Slalom wins under his belt, Colin can walk the walk as well as talk the talk. He's been at Club Vass for over 8 years and is our very own Mr Motivator! Sponsors: Club Vass, Starboard, Severne, ION, Dwarf 8, Boardwise, Windsurf Coaching, 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!
Holiday is in his third 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.
Pip is from a big windsurfing background in Whitstable. He has travelled the world and is one of the UK's hottest freestylers with a style that can't be matched. Pip is a true professional on the water when coaching, his enthusiasm to get everybody windsurfing is shining at CV this summer!
Edd joined CV in
2011 and within 6 weeks was doing forward loops! Talk about natural talent...
After a winter in Egypt Edd is back to teach at CV. Edd's aim is to become the next Whippy Dixon and join advanced instructors at the top!
One of the nicest guys you will meet in Vassiliki and proving to be a great instructor!
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
This is Bethany's fifth season instructing at Club Vass and she is hugely impressive both teaching and in her personal sailing which just goes from strength to strength. Beth has honed her skills in Dahab, Jeri, Tarifa and other exotic locations and has an infectious enthusiasm for the sport. She may be small in stature but she's a huge talent on the water, pulling off effortlessly smooth duck gybes and downwind 360s in high winds....a great inspiration for the girls. Beth's big personality also caught the BBC's attention and she recently worked as an intern on Blue Peter. She'd love to be a presenter and she's definitely got what it takes - so watch this space!
A man of many talents, Wesley has spent several seasons at Club Vass in a variety of roles, including lifeguard and barman. He's put the hours in on the water too and is now one of the team's top freestylers having nailed his vulcans & loops. Wesley has cut his instructor teeth in varied conditions; as a student at Southampton Uni, he taught in the UK, dealing with more tidal waters than Vass; he's also taught in the waves of Portugal.
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 joined the Club Vass team last year, after
spending the previous two years teaching in the UK. Currently Maisie is an
intermediate instructor and very much looking forward to doing her advanced
instructors very soon! Keen to progress in the sport, Maisie sails through the
winter in the UK and Tenerife. Maisie is also a Competitor on the women's BWA
tour. One of her favorite moves is the upwind 360 in stronger winds on both tacks.
Other than windsurfing Maisie enjoys nothing more than showing the club Vass boys up playing football!
Sponsors: Puravida Boardriders, 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
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
Jack is a natural windsurfer. Having taught st both Club Vass and Club Dahab he is keen to get newbies into the sport and really helps guests progress quickly. Watch out for his smooth Vulcans in front of Club Vass. Jack is also a keen skier and a talented mountain biker so you may see him on a ride or two.
And watch this space for more details on the rest of the team....