The Team

Team 2012

Top Tuition Team

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 Scott - Club Vassiliki Centre Manager, Pro Coach and Advanced Plus Instructor

imageOllie 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
Ollie's site: www.olliescott.com

Andy 'Bubble' Chambers - Club Vass Pro Coach, UK Freestyle Champion, Advanced Plus Instructor

imageNot only is Bubble one of the UK's top windsurfers (British freestyle champion for the last 4 years and a regular on the PWA tour), but he's also an outstanding coach. With over 11 years full time experience at Club Vass he is at the forefront of the latest techniques. Unbelievable to watch, Bubble's moves are world class and polished to perfection, but he will inspire and make you learn fast too. Currently ranked No. 1 freestyler in the UK and 11th in the World.

 

Sponsors: Club Vass, JP, Neil Pryde, Animal, Choco Fins, Boardwise, Jedi Windsurfing, Global Shots
Bubble's site: www.k540.com

Colin Dixon - Club Vass Pro Coach and Advanced Plus Instructor

imageSo 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 7 years and is our very own Mr Motivator!

Sponsors: Club Vass, Starboard, Severne, ION, Dwarf 8, Boardwise, Windsurf Coaching, Global Shots
Colin's site: www.windsurfcoaching.com

Max Rowe - Club Vass Pro Coach and Advanced Plus Instructor

imageMax 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. 2 freestyler in the UK and 13th in the World.

Sponsors: Club Vass, North, Fanatic, ION, Boardwise, Dunkelvolk
Max's blog: maxrowe.blogspot.com

Amy Chambers - Club Vass Advanced Instructor

imageOur very own super diva, Amy runs our highly popular Diva weeks (dedicated ladies windsurf clinics). She is one of the highest qualified and most proficient girls out there, as well as an accomplished kite instructor and dive instructor. Amy is also a regular columnist for Windsurf magazine with her Diva Diaries.

Sponsors: Club Vass, Starboard, Severne, Spartan Wetsuits

Bethany Mercer - Intermediate Planing Instructor

image This is Bethany's fourth 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, 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!

Adam Chubbock (Chubsey)  - Advanced Plus Instructor

image  'Chubsey' has a super friendly attitude and a passion for inspiring others with his coaching.  He has taught all over the world including France, Turkey and Antigua and now on his fourth summer at Club Vass he is a valued part of the team both on and off the water.   While studying coaching and business at University he represented Club Vass on the SWA tour; achieving the title of 'Overall Student Champion 2013'.  His speciality is forward loops and carving freestyle, he loves a good Essex duck! Recently voted SWA most awesome personality Adam is lots of fun to have around.

Sponsors: BOARDWISE, Club Vass, Globalshots.
Adam's Site: http://adamchubbock.com/

Ben Lee: Advanced Plus Instructor

imageBen studied Business management applied to watersports at Uni. He has been working in Dahab for the last 2 years. Before that Ben was teaching in the UK at Rutland and Grafham water. Since being in Dahab, Ben has really got into the freestyle discipline of windsurfing, with the hope of progressing and getting out on the water at every opportunity.
Sponsors: Simmer Style Sails, F2, O'sea Clothing, Choco Fins, Studio Husky and Hytner Exhibitions.

Blog: http://wwwbenleek109.blogspot.com/

 

Marco Wedele: Advanced Plus Instructor

imageMarco 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

Blog: http://www.windsurfcoaching.com/


John Newby: Advanced Plus Instructor

imageWe welcome John-boy back to Club Vass after a few years away, perfecting his wave sailing in the UK and Spain. John is a top instructor with a huge amount of experience teaching every level of windsurfing. His style is very polished when coaching and his on-water style is simply explosive. He's got all the big move in his trick box! And great to have you back John-boy...

Sponsors: RoHo, Goya sails and boards, factor 50 sun cream


Tommy 'Two Pumps' Parish - Advanced Plus Instructor

imageTommy is now a veteran of over 4 Vass seasons and one of the nicest guys you'll meet on the beach. He's super cool out on the water, with loops, flakas and spocks all part of his repertoire. Multi-talented Tommy's also a huge hit in kids' club, both on water with the Young Guns and off water keeping the younger ones entertained and happy. He's super smart too, having recently gained his masters in mechanical engineering, and techno-savvy, helping out with the friday night video.


Jordan Slamon: MTB Guide - Level 2 Bike Instructor

imageJordan grew up riding bikes on Dartmoor, then spent two years in Whistler, Canada - snowboarding in the winter and working as a bike guide on cross country trails in the summer. It's a hard life! She started windsurfing at Southampton Uni and became social sec of the windsurfing club. She has a smooth duck gybe and her aim is to Vulcan this summer.

After working in Greece and Eygpt in tennis and kids' clubs and teaching tennis, we are pleased to welcome Jordan as our MTB instructor / guide.

 

Wesley Sadler-Smith - Intermediate Planing Instructor

imageA 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.

 

Rob "Hoilday" Forte: Intermediate Planing Instructor

imageHoliday is in his third season at CV now and is our fave Geoordie boy! The name Holiday comes from his amazing TAN.....
Rob is a top instructor and also runs the SUP sessions at CV...For those who like an early morning paddle.



Dave "Dental" Notton: : Intermediate Planing Instructor

imageDave is back for another season at Club Vass! Dave has worked in Egypt and Greece teaching windsurfing for over three years now.
He knows how to get the best out of everyone who wants to learn to water-start and get in the straps...



Emily Harris Rowthorn: Intermediate Planing instructor

imageNew to the CV team this year as we start the 2012 season, Emily 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 in the kids club this summer!



Rob Wilhelmsson:  Intermediate Planing instructor

imageRobski is back from a year away from windsurfing after pushing his ski career.
Rob is a great instructor with 3 years coaching behind him at CV.
He has a cool aura about him and gets a kick out of seeing people progress with their windsurfing...A top lad!


Edd Seater: Start Instructor

imageEdd 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!


Pip Pardoe: Start Instructor

imagePip 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!

 

 

Jos Smart: Start Instructor and Level 2 MTB Guide

imageSmart by name and nature, Jos is now in his 3rd season at Club Vass. Having followed the Flying Fish route, Jos has done just about every job going at Club Vass, from the bar/restaurant through maintenance to the beach where he's proving himself a great instructor and sailor.

 

Harry Gordon: Start Instructor

imageHarry also did his training with Flying Fish in Vassiliki and has since fully proved his worth on the beach. He's also a big Mountain Biker and is often out blazing the trails when he's off the water. Harry's a big hit in Kids' Clubs too - a big kid at heart!

 

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