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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.
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.
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.
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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Land only price £795pp (Includes above except flights)
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.
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.
Transfer: Approximately 1 hour.
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.
Flatwater : Suitable for beginners, intermediates and improvers.
Flatwater / Slalom : Suitable for slalom sailing and speed.
Wind Chop / Wind Swell : Suitable for hi-wind slalom and bump & jump.
Steep Chop : Suitable for wave jumping and wave riding.
Waves / Swell : Suitable for wave jumping and wave riding.
Great Reasons to go to Alacati, Turkey
Best Time: Mid June - Mid Sept.