Wildwind - Where is 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…
The year is 1986 and Simon Morgan is working in a London for a Health food company, he is 29 years old and bored with life!
A day in the life of Wildwind’s kids club
“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
A day in the life of Wildwind’s kids club
Daniel, aged 9.
‘After a yummy breakfast, we arrived at the hut to meet up with our instructors for the day. We had Sarah as the leader who was very nice to us! We started off the day with a few fun games to help us get to know the Kids Club Team and our new friends in the group. They were lots of fun and it was a good opportunity to learn more about the activities lined up for the week.Read more
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.
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!Read more
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.Read more
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 !!!
Catamaran Training Weeks - Get your sailing season off to a flying start this summer!
Our Catamaran training weeks this year run over two weeks: 13th and 20th May. Each week there will be 5 days of ‘intensive’ training giving you a chance to learn from the experts, both on and off the water with exercises on the water and video feedback on land at our beachside bar. These training weeks are available to anyone with at least a year’s club racing experience.Read more
Limited places left on our Intensive Laser Training Weeks
Wildwind’s annual intensive Laser Sailing Training Weeks provide a wonderful opportunity to bump-start your sailing season. The training runs over three weeks: May 6th, 13th?and 20th. Each week there will be 5 days of intensive training giving you a chance to learn from the experts, both on and off the water.Read more
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.Read more
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.
Wildwind at London Boat Show 10-14 JanuaryRead more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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’.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
Best wishes from all of us at the Wildwind team, wherever you might be…
HAPPY CHRISTMAS AND A WONDERFUL NEW YEARRead more
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!Read more
World Champion at WildwindWe 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. Read more
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 firstname.lastname@example.org in the first instance.
PS See Bryony on video at the ISAF Worlds 2013 here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdQDLBLYZL8Read more