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Our Passion for Live Music

If you have been on a Wildwind holiday you will know how much we enjoy a bit of live music in the evening after a day of sailing.  We have 2 great fun evenings of food and live music everyweek at the Wildwind Centre.  We also organise special music and sailing weeks every season.

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At Wildwind we are serious about Laser Sailing

At Wildwind we love our Lasers, not only do we buy a brand new fleet every year we also support the UK Laser Class Association through sponsorship and we offer intensive race training weeks every season with special guest coaches.

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What the papers say about Wildwind

Georgie Corlett- Pitt the Editor of Yachts and Yachting Magazine, (the UK’s leading performance sailing magazine) came out to Vassiliki in August of last year to give the Wildwind experience a thorough test!

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The new season is underway...

The new season kicked off with Laser and training weeks - hear all the latest news about the boats and instructors at the start of the 2018 season.

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Wildwind and a love affair with Hobie Cats

Learn all about Wildwind's 30 year relationship with Hobie Cat.

Vassiliki + catamarans = lots of fun!!

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Wildwind - Where it all started.

If you have been on a Wildwind Holiday you will know what a special place it is, we thought we would share with you the story of how it all began…

 

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A day in the life of Wildwind’s kids club

Hear all about kids club from the parents and kids!!

“Kids club was real highlight for us, seeing our kids (8 & 5) gaining confidence at and having fun on the water.” Adriana, Renewable Energy Instructor

 

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A few spaces left on our Laser and Cat training weeks.

Want to get your 2018 sailing season off to a flying start

Why not join us for our specialist Wildwind Laser and Catamaran training weeks in May?

The instructors for these courses are very experienced race coaches who have all had extensive racing experience and include ex-Olympic sailors and World Championship competitors.

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24th June week - A Very Special Date for your Diary

By popular demand we have been persuaded to run the eighth edition of the Vassiliki Watersports Festival this year, and we are delighted to tell you that the amazing band that performed in front of a huge audience on the beach in front of Vassiliki Town Hall have invited themselves back as they loved it so much last year!

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Visit Greece in May and you’ll be amazed!

There is no place quite like Greece in May and if you have never experienced it, you must and here’s why…

First of all, you’ll be welcomed more than at any other time. After the long winter break the locals are extremely happy to be seeing clients to be returning to their businesses and enjoying their beautiful island. There are far fewer tourists around at this time of year than there are at the height of summer, so you can take advantage of great service and the feeling of being able to find your own little corner to escape to.

Secondly, there’s s freshness not only in the air but on the beach too.  Wake up to a dozen brand new Lasers and our foliing Aeros, as well as our refurbished fleet lovingly prepared for the start of the season.

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May Bank Holiday half term Flight Problems – please read!

As you probably already know the collapse of Monarch Airlines last year has had a knock on effect with the result that there are now less flights into our local airport of Prevesa (PVK)
 
We have been fortunate to have organised the bulk of our flights for the 2018 season with British Airways, but on certain weeks of the season, including the May Bank holiday half term break starting May 27th, we have already used our entire allocation – and buying in extra London Gatwick flights is incurring serious additional costs.  For example a one week return flight on Easy jet from Gatwick to Prevesa is coming out at just under £700 !!!

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Catamaran Trainingsweken 2018

Ook dit jaar organiseert Wildwind de jaarlijkse Catamaran-trainingsweken. Dit is altijd de perfecte gelegenheid om nieuwe 'tips and tricks' op te pakken en het zeilseizoen goed te beginnen. Wat is er mooier dan, terwijl het in Nederland nog best fris is, het warme water van de Middellandse Zee op te gaan op onze high-performance catamarans.

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Laser Trainingsweken 2018

Wildwind organiseert dit jaar drie Laser-trainingsweken, beginnend op 5, 12 en 19 mei. Elke week zijn er vijf dagen met intensieve training die je de kans geven om zowel op het water als aan land te leren van echte experts. Er zijn oefeningen op het water en videofeedback in onze strandtent.

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Flight Allocation- If you are thinking of joining us in Vassiliki this season, read on.....

We have already exhausted our own allocation of British Airways flights for the May Bank holiday week of 27th May, and though we can still find other flights from London and other UK airports, these too are in short supply. 

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New RYA Foiling Courses available at Vassiliki

At Wildwind we are proud to be one of only a few locations to be offering the RYA pilot Foiling Courses for 2018.
Read on if you would like to pick up some pre-holiday tips and tricks from the Wildwind Team.

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Wildwind at London Boat Show 10-14 January

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Hobie hits Holland

It’s one of the biggest sailing regattas of the season: the Hobie 2017 Multiworlds & Europeans. Sponsored by Wildwind, almost 300 boats have registered for the event and Wildwind’s own Simon, Thanos and Hans will compete for the grand prize.

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How Does a Catamaran Clinic Help You?

Since 2010 catamaran clinics have been a regular feature in Vassiliki, and once again we are kicking off our season with our intensive training weeks which offer top class race coaching to the club enthusiast.

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"I don't think I would be where I am today if it wasn't for working at Wildwind." - Tris Best

Continuing with our ex-staff series we recently caught up with Tris Best who founded and runs the OTC UK centre in Weymouth.

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The Wildwind Difference: YachtsandYachting.com speak to Base Manager Joe Bennett

Joe Bennett, Base Manager at Wildwind Vassiliki, has now worked for Wildwind for 20 years. Mark Jardine talked to Joe about why people come back time and again to Vassiliki, his own sailing, the Wildwind Cat Training Weeks and what he likes to do on his days off, including his favourite local restaurants.

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Wild is the Wind at the Vassiliki Festival

The Vassiliki Festival celebrations are particularly special to us this year as it’s our official 30th Anniversary week and the line-up for the party is just epic. From the 26th June to 2nd July there will be some fantastic off-the-water entertainment and live music including the splendid David Bowie tribute band ‘The Bowie Legacy’.

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Spectacular new self-catering villas in Vassiliki

We have some exciting news, we have just acquired some beautiful new accommodation at our Vassiliki centre. Now we not only provide top spec equipment, highly experienced RYA qualified instructors and a location with one of the most reliable wind patterns in the sailing world, but can also offer luxury villa accommodation.

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Have you tried foiling yet? Top tips from Marko

In 2016 we invested in foiling kits for some of our Laser fleet, converting the standard everyday Laser in to a flying machine.

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Wildwind Sponsor Hobie 2017 Multi Worlds & Europeans

This year the Hobie 2017 Multi Worlds & Europeans will be held in Noordwijk, Holland (a.k.a. ‘the beach of Amsterdam’) on the 20-29 July and we are proud to announce that we are once again sponsoring the event. We will be supporting ZV Noordwijk, in partnership with VR Sport Media, in the production of daily social media and video reports, and we will also be offering 2x one week holidays to our Vassiliki centre and 2x one-week holidays to our Mauritius centre as prizes (all excluding flights).

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Wildwind Sponsored Y&Y Awards 2017 Winners Announced

After thousands of votes cast by readers of Yachts & Yachting magazine, the Wildwind sponsored 2017 Yachts & Yachting Awards were presented Thursday 12 January at the London Boat Show.

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Best wishes from all of us at the Wildwind team, wherever you might be…

HAPPY CHRISTMAS AND A WONDERFUL NEW YEAR

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Wildwind's 30th Birthday and Vass Festival

Yes, Wildwind will be 30 next year!

30 years since Simon Morgan, the company’s founder, took a sabbatical from work in London, took in a few major sailing events including a 727 mile non-stop race in a Hobie 16 from Miami to Fort Walton beach, and eventually drove his VW campervan to a windy place called Vassiliki…and never looked back!

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World Champion at Wildwind

We are extremely lucky to have Bryony Bennett Adams, current 420 World Champion, on the WW teaching staff early in the season (and we are trying to persuade her to stay longer) Bryony is looking to fund a 49er Olympic campaign so don’t be surprised to see a jar of donations on the bar for her. We MAY have Bryony available to teach youths who really want to boost their sailing skills on a more personal basis during the peak season – more news to follow on the next newsletter.
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Youth Training with current world champion this summer

We are extremely fortunate to have the current 420 World champion, Bryony Bennett Lloyd working as a member of staff at Wildwind this season. Bryony has to return home at the end of June to compete in the SB3 Nationals - after that she is keen to return to Vassiliki but she also needs to raise funds for her 2020 Tokyo Olympic campaign in the new 49er FX class – so we are offering 4 lucky WW youths each week from July 6th to get personal instruction from Bryony – at a cost of £100 per youth per week to be paid directly to Bryony to support her campaign.

If you are interested in having your kids take advantage of this very special opportunity then please contact Simon Morgan, Wildwind founder, at simon@wildwind.co.uk in the first instance.

PS See Bryony on video at the ISAF Worlds 2013 here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdQDLBLYZL8

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