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Margarita 27 Jan-07 Feb 2014

Run By : Simon Bornhoft Windsurfing Clinic

This new 2014 Simon Bornhoft windsurfing clinic offers superb shallow water conditions in the amazing Caribbean venue of El Yaque, Margarita. This is the perfect location for early to advanced intermediates and higher level sailors with excellent wind conditions in January to February. Coupled with an idyllic caribbean, laid back vibe, excellent quality hotel and first class Fanatic windsurfing centre as your base. Simon is looking forward to returning to one of the best coaching locations we have.

Course details
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 get in contact and we’d be only too pleased to help.

Location Details
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.

The Wind
In January and 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 world’s best freestylers making new moves.

Windwise Windsurfing Clinic Videos Here >

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Simon Bornhoft Windwise Windsurfing Clinic: Caribbean
EL YAQUE - MARGARITA  27 January - 07 February 2014     

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Clinic Price: £1,849pp INCLUDING
- 7 days Simon Bornhoft Freeride Clinic
- Return flights from Heathrow
- 10 nights BB Hotel Atti El Yaque on twin share basis.
- Round trip airport transfers & assistance.

Land only price £995pp. (Includes above except flights.)
International bookings welcome.

Optional Supplements:
Double room for single occupancy £14 per person per night (Limited availability)
Upgrade to Comfort Room (Twin) £6 per person per night (Limited availability)
Extra night Hotel Atti standard twin BB £27 per person per night.
9 days windsurf board hire £249

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 Margarita:

Hotel Atti
A fabulous place to stay and 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! The Hotel Atti has a lovely pool and the best steaks in town!

El Yaque
•  Warm and windy conditions in winter
•  Uncrowded
•  Great social, fabulous food and apres windsurfing
•  Adventure trip to idyllic Coche Island.
• Perfect hotel base with stunning seaviews for sundowners and pool side drinks!

Travel Details
Airport: Heathrow/Frankfurt/Caracas/Porlamar
Transfer: Only 10 minutes to El Yaque!

What to take
•  Shorts/rash vest weather most of the time
• 3mm shortie summer suit & surf shoes
•  Very strong sun block.
•  US 'flat pin' travel plug.
• Mobile phones work & very good Internet cafés.

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Sailing Conditions

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Great Reasons to go to El Yaque, Margarita, Caribbean

Best Time: December - May.
Launch: Sandy beach, shallow
water for 300m.
Wind Direction: Cross shore
from left.
Wind Type: Thermal & Tradewind.
Shorebreak: Minimal shore break.
Water Conditions: Flatwater. with windchop on the outside.
Suitability: All levels.
Windsurf Clinic: Jan/Feb
(Int - Adv level) Simon Bornhoft  Windwise Windsurfing Clinic  >
  • Best winter venue for consistent wind.
  • Windsurfing and kitesurfing paradise.
  • Excellent restaurants
    & bars - low prices.
  • Flat water perfect for slalom and freestyle.
  • Good range of hotels.
  • Most popular board
    size 90 - 110L.
  • Most popular sail
    size 5.3 - 6.2m.

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