Margarita, a stunning tropical paradise for your winter Windwise fix.
We've just had a great trip to Margarita in Feb 2013. With wind on virtually every day.
We're looking at returning in 2014, so if you're keen to join us, get on our reservation list!
With no direct flights into Margarita, El Yacque is amazingly uncrowded and a great place to winter! Superb shallow water accompanied with reliable wind. The perfect place for early to advance intermediates and higher level sailors wanting a winter training ground to advance their level. Plenty of adventures to be had in this fabulous place!
We’ve been to Margarita for over either years and it’s become a real favourite. Easy launching, plentiful, consistent, cross-shore left to right winds and warm water. It can get crowded, but we often take clients to ‘The Secret Garden’ which offers fabulous flat water and a great blast back to the bay. The beach scene is vibrant with chilled beach bars, slow service and that laid back feel. Rum is cheaper than Coca Cola and we’ll take you to some truly fabulous places to eat.
2013 Prices: £1799
13 nights Hotel Atti standard twin room BB
Upgrade to comfort twin room £59 pp per stay
SIMON BORNHOFT WINDWISE CLINIC & SOCIALS
Flight prices can vary depending on availability and time of booking.
12 days board hire with Club Mistral £289pp
Double room for single occupancy £219 pp
Airport: Heathrow/Madrid/Caracas/Porlama - IT WILL BE QUIET AND WELL WORTH THE JOURNEY!
Transfer: Only 10 minutes to El Yaque!
What To Take:
- Shorts/rash vest weather most of the time, but take a 3mm shortie summer suit, surf shoes and very strong sun block.
- Check with your doctor for jabs.
- Bring a waterproof watch, so you don’t miss those cracking on water sessions!
- DON’T CHANGE MONEY IN THE UK OR WHEN YOU GET TO THE AIRPORT!
- Due to the ever fluctuating exchange rate you’ll get a much better Boliva rate in El Yaque. So best to take Euros or dollars to change out there at the Hotel.
- US 'flat pin' travel plug.
- Wifi at Atti Hotel and local Internet cafés.
We stay at the Atti Hotel which is a truely fabulous place to stay. The staff have been there for many years and are always very welcoming. Perched 200m’s above the beach the morning and sun-downer views are stunning and very special!
Hotel Atti has a lovely pool and the best steaks in town!
Margarita has a slant towards more experienced intermediates covering shorter board sailing in planing winds, covering everything from waterstarts, stance control, gybing and we’ll encourage you to try some simple Feasible Freestyle to take you to the next level - be that a sail 360 or a duck gybe etc. The coaching is broken down into specific SB ‘Windwise topics to focus on YOUR particular requirements. Using rewarding effective Windwise Skills Training, special demos, digital video and plenty of on water coaching, you’ll get all the encouragement and assistance you need to insure you improve.
Typical Course Level: Essentials to Advanced
Provided you can use a harness and plane, you will be able to join the group. The levels and abilities will then be split into smaller groups, so that specific topics can be covered to suit your requirements. If you have any concern about your level for the week, please do call us and we’d be only too pleased to help.
What You Get:
Windwise pre-course pack with fitness and preparation advice.
9 days of expert coaching, video playback, on and off water coaching.
The Windwise local knowledge, care and service for a superb holiday.
In February your chances of wind are pretty much as good as it gets at that time of year anywhere in the world. Hence such a popular winter location. When the trades are in you’d expect to be on sail between 4.5-5.5m. Starting lighter in the morning and really building up by lunch time. If your body can handle it, you often get a good six-eight hours of solid wind a day. Plus you’ll see some of the worlds best freestylers making new moves.