Will Work Northern and Southern Hemisphere
MEMBER SINCE: 18-Jun-2020
LAST UPDATED: 18-Jun-2020
LAST LOGIN: 18-Jun-2020
PASSPORT WORK RIGHTS:  Croatia,  France,  Greece,  Italy,  Maldives,  Malta,  Monaco,  Oman,  Portugal,  Spain,  Trinidad and Tobago,  United Kingdom,  Virgin Islands (British),


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ADDITIONAL SERVICES:  Sail,  Stand Up Paddle,  Waterski / Wakeboard,  Windsurf,


My name is Alex and I am a fully qualified RYA Watersports Senior Instructor teaching Windsurfing, Dinghy Sailing (inc Multihull) and Stand Up Paddleboarding. I am a qualified Powerboat Instructor with Safety Boat endorsement and also PWC (JetSki) qualified. I am hoping to one day relocate for the foreseeable future to somewhere I have never been before, to experience different conditions and to learn from new instructors whilst also improving my personal skills and sharing my knowledge with others. Teaching is what I love the most about the watersports world. I taught for 7 years alongside the Royal Navy as a Sea Survivability Instructor before changing careers to watersports. I have done 3 seasons having worked in Croatia, Greece and Oman in the Middle East, with my knowledge, responsibilities and experience continually growing. I love what I do and love watching others succeed through enjoyment.


My responsibilities were to deliver group sessions and private lessons in Sailing, Windsurfing, Stand up Paddle Boarding and PB2's to guests staying at the resorts. I would also carry out kit maintenance to repair any defected boats, boards and sails. I was also given the opportunity to run the beach gaining experience to help advance my Senior Instructor role.
When running sessions I would have to consider all factors from the weather, which was extremely challenging in Croatia, the number of students/guests, kit availability, safety boat cover, timings and a plan B if there were any changes of events or conditions to the session. I enjoyed teaching new starters as well as those looking to improve their skills and experiences. I worked within a strong team fitting in well with a similar work ethic of ‘work hard, play hard’ but in that order. Along with learning from other instructors and dealing with quite often challenging conditions, I have learnt so much and thanks to them I have more imagination and vision to bring to the role.
Safety Boat cover duties were one of my favourite. Although this was not an instructional role (unless teaching Safety Boat courses) it gave me huge satisfaction being able to help other water users and I gained massive experience in some of the worst conditions I have ever worked in on the water. As an example; Croatia's Boro winds would gust up to speeds of 70 - 80 Knots. A huge lesson to be learned but amazing fun!


RYA VHF SRR Radio Operator Licence
RYA First Aid at Sea
RYA Powerboat Level 2 Instructor and RYA Safety Boat Certificate
RYA International Certificate for Operators of Pleasure Craft (ICC)
RYA SI Dinghy Instructor with Multi Hull
RYA Intermediate Windsurfing Instructor (Non-Planing)
RYA PWC Proficiency
BSUPA SUP Instructor
BCU Foundation Safety & Rescue Training
BCU Level 2 Star Canoeing and Kayaking


I am available at any time with around 2 weeks notice. I am currently staying in the UK. I would like to see the Caribbean as I have never been. I am told the wind is great out there and with the flat protected waters in some of the bays, it is heaven for beginners and the pros. If the position and location were right, I would consider relocating for a long term period rather than just seasonal work, as I would get to do what enjoy the most all year round.
I would like to see more of Europe. I am not too worried about going back to countries I have worked already as I believe familiarity is as important as the excitement of the unknown, however I would favour a new experience.

Hemisphere: Northern and Southern

  • Availability to Work in:
    • Australia
    • Bahamas
    • Barbados
    • Bermuda
    • Cayman Islands
    • Costa Rica
    • Croatia
    • Dominican Republic
    • Europe
    • France
    • Greece
    • Grenada
    • Haiti
    • Italy
    • Ivory Coast (C?te d'Ivoire)
    • Maldives
    • Malta
    • Monaco
    • New Zealand
    • Portugal
    • Saint Lucia
    • Spain
    • United Kingdom
    • Virgin Islands (British)
    • Virgin Islands (US)
    • Caribbean

Season: All

Preferred Hours: Any

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