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Alacati 7-14 & 14-21 June 2014

Run By : Simon Bornhoft Windsurfing Clinic

This Simon Bornhoft windsurfing clinic is for beginners to intermediate level windsurfers wishing to progress their skills as part of a fun holiday. Simon Bornhoft is one of the worlds leading coaches and has written the national windsurfing coaching system, contributed to hundreds of magazines and was also part of the BBC commentary team for the Windsurfing at the LONDON 2012 Olympic Games. He will be in Alacati on both weeks to make this a truly memorable windsurfing experience.

Course details
This  is focused towards shorter board sailing in planing winds, covering everything from straps, harnessing, deep beach starts, waterstarts, control, ease, stance and of course, gybing. 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 ensure you improve. There are a choice of two weeks:

Week 1 7-14 June 2014 Beginner-Improver Course
Ideal for those new to the sport or if you've tried it before a while ago and want to have another go. This course, gets you going, teaches you how to turn and get back to where you left off and develops many other skills to enhance your windsurfing.

Week 2 14-21 June 2014 Improver-Intermediate Course
This is for windsurfers with previous experience and can sail back and forth in the harness and are lookng to take their windsurfing onto the next level. SB's renowned coaching method and intuitve coaching will ensure you progress to the next level and beyond, having a great time as you're learning! The course is focused towards shorter board sailing in no-planing and planing winds, covering everything from straps, harnessing, deep beach starts, waterstarts, control, ease, stance and of course, gybing. 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
Improver - Intermediate Courses
As long as you can leave the shore and return back to where you left off, you'll 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 give us a call and we will be able to help guide you to the best week.

Location Details
Flat, shallow, crystal clear blue water, Alacati is an easy, safe place to windsurf. The launch area has no shore break and you are immediately into a huge shallow windsurfing area. Allowing you the luxury of being able to stand 250 metres out from the shore. So resting and practising all those skills is very easy.

The Wind
Simon chooses to go in June because the wind has proved to be just as good as in July/August, but the water is less crowded. The pre-dominant Meltemi wind blows port tack (left to right across the beach). It's lighter in the morning and builds in the afternoon. "My experiences of the place have been pretty good for wind." says Simon. "A week at that time of year, you should expect to get a variety of conditions, perfect  for training. So expect to be on sails ranging from 4.7m-7m, on a typical Alacati day you'd be on 5.5m."

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Simon Bornhoft Windwise Windsurfing Clinic: Turkey

ALACATI  Week 1 7-14 June   Week 2 14-21 June 2014     

Departed see other dates below.

Clinic Price: £1,195pp INCLUDING
- 5 days Simon Bornhoft Freeride Clinic
- Return flights from Gatwick

- Free 20kg baggage allowance
- 7 nights BB Ileri Hotel on twin share basis.
- Round trip airport transfers & assistance.

Land only price £795pp (Includes above except flights)
International bookings welcome.

Optional Supplements:
- Single room supplement £119.
- 1 week windsurf board hire £219pp.
- Extended stay - POA.

To book - call us on 01273 844919 for prices or email below.

   International bookings welcome.

Here are Simon's top reasons and tips for travel to Alacati:

"Alacati (pronounced Ala chatty) offers easy, flat, shallow water - perfect for improvers to advanced intermediate windsurfers. As ever there's loads of great windsurfing, skills training, video feedback and a very enjoyable week on and off the water. Plus you’ll have the opportunity to take away DVD footage of your skills training sessions.

Hotel Ileri: There are other options but we tend to favour the Ileri Hotel. A simple, clean, family run hotel that is situated in Ilica (pronounced ‘ill e cha’). It’s owned by ‘Murat’ who also runs the beach café next to Club Mistral. Murat, his family and his very loyal staff are superbly welcoming to Windwise clients and Murat knows some mean bar tricks (you’ve been warned). The Ileri has a hot Turkish Bath and friendly bar and reception staff, who have worked there for many years. The advantage of being in the Ileri Hotel, is that we are right near some great restaurants and close to Alacati town, so it makes for a more social atmosphere in the evenings. It’s better value and is a superb base for heading into Alacati town at night.

Board Choice
If you are unsure about what board is right for you, we are only to pleased to assist you in that choice. Simon Bornhoft will make recommendation for the local conditions depending on your weight and ability. If you need to speak with Simon regarding your choice of board give us a call and we will put you in touch with him.

What you get
•  Windwise pre-course pack with fitness and preparation advice.
•  5 days of expert coaching, video playback, on and off water coaching.
•  Skills Training, 1-2-1 help with what you're trying to achieve.
•  Insightful, effective coaching dedicated to your level and aspirations.
•  Local knowledge, care and service for a superb holiday.

What to take
Despite the hot temperature on land, the water is slightly cooler than you might think due to a local spring in the bay.This means it’s advisable to wear a shortie wetsuit or 3mm summer suit. It’s also wise to take a pair of surf shoes.

Most places take credit cards and the local currency is still Lire, and you’ll get a much better exchange rate in Turkey rather than Gatwick.

Mobile phones work and there is WiFi at the windsurf centre where the course will be based.

Travel Details
Airport: Gatwick/Izmire
Transfer: Approximately 1 hour.

The Centre
The windsurfing centre is one of the best that Club Mistrals have to offer. We've been coming here since 2001 so that say's it all really. They always look after us really well and will be fabulous hosts for your holiday.

The Alacati Windwise coaching weeks suit all levels, but really favours beginner, early to advanced intermediates. Our courses cater from beach start, waterstart, straps, harness and early carve gybe practitioners.


                   Here’s some recent feedback from other Simon Bornhoft Clinics.

"Great week, achieved everything that I set out to do in good company and a great location. Will definitely be doing another course in the near future. Not hard to see why so many people come back for more. Had I done this before I could have saved many a fall in the gybe. There must be a way of calculating the time spent on the course as a ratio of time saved by not falling in so often. Call it The Bornhoft Quantum." Many thanks and see you again soon. Cheers,
Steve G

What a week, packed full of learning from a god of a coach. If you like learning using a step by step process Simon nails it. I never knew light wind windsurfing was such fun. I can’t wait to put it in to practice back home. The crew at the Mistral centre were also so helpful. The group were great fun and the hotel perfect for the wind surfing crowd. Then there was this excellent Italian restaurant, a total surprise and a real treat. Simon, awesome week. Look forward to seeing you in April at Hayling."

"My first trip overseas with Windwise and a cracker! The centre is well run and the whole team so very helpful and friendly. The whole place works well and lets you relax and concentrate on those moves. I came over here unable to turn a short board around and whilst the carve gybe is still an aspiration, I am closer than I have ever been and have the basics nailed. The blasting & waterstarts are so much better as well! I Simon’s approach to coaching is really tuned to the individual and for me, breaking the move down to its components really helps me understand it. The video doesn’t lie either! The hotel, hire centre and tuition really come together to make a fun and instructive holiday with a good atmosphere among all the Windwise crew. Coming gain? You bet!" Richard


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Sailing Conditions

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Great Reasons to go to Alacati, Turkey

Best Time: Mid June - Mid Sept.
Launch: Sandy, safe launch from
in front of windsurf centre.
Wind Direction: Prevailling wind
side shore from left (right spring/autumn).
Wind Type: Combo of northerly
meltemi and thermals (summer).
Shorebreak: Usually slight
all season.
Water Conditions: Flat water, Shallow water,
slalom area.
Suitability: All levels.


  • World class PWA slalom windsurfing venue.
  • Great family holiday destination.
  • Good value as outside the Euro zone.
  • Safe learning bay for children and beginners.
  • Choice of hotels & restaurants nearby.
  • Clinics/Camps
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