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Prasonisi 11 - 18 June 2014

Run By : Jem Hall Windsurf Clinics


New 2014 Jem Hall windsurfing clinics tour, Jem returns to the amazing freeride windsurfing venue at Prasonisi on the beautiful Greek Island of Rhodes. Designed for improvers / intermediates and above windsurfers and focussed on beach/waterstarts, stance, footstraps, tacks and gybes. Jem will also be assisted by the very able female, windsurfing coach Rachel Tucker. Fun for the first time in 2013, this week received great feedback and is sure to be a whole lot of fun!

Course details
Jem will be coaching through the use of simulators, on-water coaching and video coaching. He will be assisted by a female co-coach, Rachel Tucker, who will be windsurfing with the group and providing support, inspiration, encouragement and tops tips. The course content will be relevant to the ability level for that week and individual needs but generally covers:

Starts ­ Better beach starts and learning water starts - vastly improving these.
Footstraps Making the straps your friend and moving forward as a harness user.
Stance­ Sailing faster both up and downwind, getting control.
Gybes­ Light wind gybes to carve gybes, learning and improving in all areas.
Tacking ­Nailing this very useful and fundamental skill.

Typical Course Level
Improver to Intermediates
To get the best out of this clinic you should be beach starting and be in the harness, or as near as. For good intermediates you will be fully blasting in the harness and footstraps or very close to this. The ability to waterstart would be a bonus but Jem will work on improving all of these during the week. and be ready to learn or be attempting carve gybes.

The Conditions
Wind in Greece is very consistent with Jem's Prasonisi dates haveing an average of 5 days out of 7 as planing days over the last 7 years. Prasonisi offers the choice from cross-off from the right with the very reliable Meltemi getting a local boost to give us flat water and chop, or, a short sail upwind, there is also a cross onshore beach giving small waves to practice on or get into bump and jump/wavesailing. Jem says "This place almost seems designed to help you improve whilst giving you an awesome range of windsurfing conditions."

    


Jem Hall Performance Boost Windsurfing Clinic:  Greek Islands
PRASONISI - RHODES 
11 - 18 June 2014     

DEPARTED - Sign up for 2015. Dates to be announced shortly!

Clinic Price: £1,195pp INCLUDING
- 5 days Jem Hall Performance Boost Clinic
- Return flights from Gatwick, UK
- 7 nights Half Board Lighthouse Hotel on twin share basis.
- Round trip airport transfers & assistance.

Land only price £975pp. (Includes above except flights.)
International bookings welcome.

Optional Supplements:
1 week windsurf board hire £249
1 week board storage £69
Single room supplement £299 (limited availability)
Extended stay - POA

To book - call us on +44 (0)1273 844919 or email below.

   Limited places. International bookings welcome.
 


Here are Jem's review on the facilities and tips for travel to Prasonisi:

Lighthouse Hotel, Prasonisi
We will be staying at the very hospitable and friendly Hotel Lighthouse. There is a further option of staying in the more comfortable Lighthouse II with Air-conditioning and TV, a short walk way. The package is half board with a generous breakfast and evening meal available. Wireless is now available in the taverna and down at the windsurf centre. More >

The Social
The social will revolve around us meeting up for some pre-dinner drinks and then having dinner together in the restaurant, where we may peruse the days video action. There will be a mid-week option of an evening out to the beautiful town of Lindos, with its roof-top restaurants and stylish bars. It is all pretty relaxed and we have some great chat and share a good laugh at our daily stunts.

Travel Details
Airport: Gatwick/Rhodes - approximately 4 hours
(regional flights available)
Transfer: approximately 1 hour.

 If it’s like last year we can get a sail either on the final morning or first afternoon giving us that magic 7 days possible water time!

Board Hire
It is a very high quality Pro Centre with very friendly and helpful staff, with JP boards that are powered along by Neil Pryde sails. When booking your board with Sportif I recommend the below boards or a suitable alternative.

Intermediates and heavy intermediates ­ JP Xcite ride 122 - 134 (medium to heavy weights) and 146 for the heavier riders Now the new magic rides in 118 and above.
Advanced intermediates ­ JP Freestyle Waves (lightweights to medium weights) or the Magic ride 104 / 118.
Lighter or more advanced people ­ JP Freestyle waves 102 or the 93, Freestyle 98 (medium weights, heavy weights on the 107) and 89 for the lighter riders, Magic ride 104.
Freestylers and loopers ­ Freestyle 98 (medium weights) or the 107 for bigger riders or 112 FSW.

Other Activities
Should your aching limbs need any other action then there is Volleyball and some fantastic walks, or take a drive round the island. Bookings can be made locally for any other excursions should you require and the centre now has some SUPs for hire.

See you on the water! Jem

If you have any queries, you can contact Jem through Sportif.

 

Other clinics in Prasonisi - Rhodes

Prasonisi 18 - 25 June 2014

INTERMEDIATES TO ADVANCED This week is for those wishing to work on their stance, early planing, faster sailing both upwind and downwind, tacking techniques and getting a guaranteed boost on their carves gybes and planing gybes. Freestyle, jumps, loops also included for those interested. DEPARTED - sign up for 2015

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Prasonisi 25 June -2 July 2014

INTERMEDIATES TO ADVANCED Gybing, tacking, stance, freestyle, waves, full speed, jumping and advanced moves. This windsurfing clinic will also cover all the skills and techniques required in order to learn and improve each manoeuvre including 360s, freestyle and the elusive forward loop should you wish, and you will see a guaranteed boost to your sailing. DEPARTED - sign up for 2015.

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Prasonisi 27 Aug - 3 Sept 2014

INTERMEDIATES TO ADVANCED Just announced! Amesome conditions to get your winsurfing to the next level. The week covers stance, tacking, gybing, full speed and jumping plus try some waves. 1-2-1 tuition from Jem plus advanced moves such as 360s, freestyle and forward loops if you're ready & willing! FULL - sign up for 2015.

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Fact File

Sailing Conditions

Summer On Shore Summer Off Shore

Suitability:

Beginners 

Intermediates 

Freestyle 

Wave 

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Great Reasons to go to Prasonisi, Rhodes

Best Time:  June-September.
Launch: Sandy beach running
into shallow training area with
some coral heads.
Wind Direction: Onshore over
wave area. Very strong offshore
on the downwind side.
Wind Type: Meltemi, accelerated
by local Venturi wind.
Shorebreak: Moderate on wave launch. Slight on slalom area.
Water Conditions: West - breaking white water as sea strikes sand bar, East - perfect speed area.
Suitability: Int/Advanced.

Weather Information

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