Employment as a windsurfing instructor.

Employment as a windsurfing instructor.

Post by y.. » Sat, 30 Dec 1995 04:00:00

My son, 22 years old, has his windsurfing instructors and coaching certificates
issued here in Ontario, Canada and spent 7 years on the Ontario Windsurfing
Team.  He would like to travel somewhere where he could use his experience
to provide an income.  Does anyone have suggestions on the places he is most
likely to pick up work?  How about places to avoid?  Any hints and tips would
be most welcome.  He is currently thinking about the Caribean but what about
Austrailia, NZ, or other parts of the world?

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Employment as a windsurfing instructor.

Post by longr.. » Thu, 04 Jan 1996 04:00:00

Dear Tony

The Australian certificate is based on the RYA certificate taught in the U.K. and Europe
and both these are interchangeable. But U.S. certificates are not recognised for either
accreditation or insurance purposes.




Employment as a windsurfing instructor.

Post by ConnerB » Mon, 08 Jan 1996 04:00:00

     As an instructor certified by US Sailing (now I'm an Instructor
Trainer) I had no trouble finding work in the US *** Islands in 1989,
and went back for three winters and a summer.  It wasn't a lot of money,
but enough to live on, except the summer (of 92) when I had to work also
in a restaurant at night since business was slow.  I taught at a public
sailing center in Boston in the summers.  Most other islands could be
tough due to work permit rules (I was offered a job in Tortola but it took
months to get the paperwork done, by which time the season was over).
E-mail if you would like more info--I could tell you what it's like and/or
put you in touch with the guys I worked for down there.  I don't know if
being Canadian would be a problem in the USVI--maybe not with NAFTA.  Good