Wildwind is OPEN – De zon schijnt en je boot ligt te wachten op het strand
Je kunt je misschien voorstellen dat we heel blij zijn dat ons zeilcentrum in Vassiliki vanaf 1 juli eindelijk weer open is! Het lijkt alweer lang geleden toen we eind 2019 de British Travel Awards voor ‘beste sport/activity holiday company’ in ontvangst mochten nemen. Natuurlijk hebben we een aantal aanpassingen moeten doen om ieders gezondheid en veiligheid te garanderen (zie hieronder), maar uiteindelijk blijft er vooral veel hetzelfde.Lees meer
A letter from Wildwind to our guests (updated)
We hope this finds you in continued good healthy and heart during these challenging times. We would like to give you this update with the latest information on your Wildwind 2020 holiday.Lees meer
See What’s Streaming! Live with Wildwind this week
No real change from last weeks analysis of the Covid situation. Greece, with its excellent response to the virus is still planning on opening up in July with sensible protections. With our existing overseas team Healthy Options is equipped to open as soon are given the go-ahead - and we are aiming for July 1st even if that is only for visitors already in situ in Greece!Lees meer
We are slowly but surely making our plans for the summer
We though it's time to give you an update on where we are, what we understand so far from the various governments, and where we expect we'll go from here. Luckily, there is some good news!Lees meer
Joe and Karens offerings from Vassiliki
As you probably know Joe (our excellent manager for over 20 years) and his wife Karen (one of our yoga teachers) live permanently in Vassiliki and while we are unable to start our holidays there just yet they wanted to offer you at least a taste of what we normally offer.Lees meer
Wens je het allerbeste in deze moeilijke tijden en blijf gezond.Lees meer
If you sail Lasers this is for you…
Over the years our Laser training weeks have been so successful that this year we have had to put on an extra date in Greece AND for the first time we are also organising Laser training and one on one coaching at our exotic base in Mauritius.Lees meer
Joe gets done for speeding in Mauritius!
As promised, we’re keeping your dreams of sailing in the sun alive this week by forwarding you recently taken videos of Joe’s exploits in Mauritius.Lees meer
Stick it where the sun DOES shine!
Long time Wildwind Vassiliki beach manager Joe Bennett - who many of you will know for his unique sense of humour and skill both on and off the water has just returned from his first ever trip to Wildwind Mauritus.Lees meer
Joe gets done for speeding in Mauritius!
As promised, we’re keeping your dreams of sailing in the sun alive this week by forwarding you recently taken videos of Joe’s exploits in Mauritius.Lees meer
Wild times at Wildwind this summer!
Even if you are a dedicated monohull sailor and visiting us to try out our wide range of dinghies from Optimist to 49er - with pretty much everything in between - you’d have to be impressed by our amazing fleet of catamarans lined up on Vassiliki beach this summer.Lees meer
Dubbele korting voor kids deze zomer
Bij Wildwind delen we ons passie voor zeilen graag met jongeren en kinderen – weinig dingen zijn zo belangrijk voor ons. We passen ons programma steeds aan aan de leeftijd, vaardigheden en ambities van elk kind en elke tiener die bij ons verblijft. Terwijl wij de kids zes dagen per week, met gekwalificeerde supervisie, bezighouden in de ochtend en middag, heb jij de kans om te doen wat je wilt, in de wetenschap dat jouw kinderen niet alleen in goede handen zijn, maar de tijd van hun leven hebben!Lees meer
Our new 2020 brochure is out now. Start dreaming!
Best wishes from the Wildwind team. We hope you are enjoying a great start to 2020 and we hope to see you later in the year whether in Greece or Mauritius.Lees meer
BOOT 2020 in Düsseldorf
Lilian en Peter van Wildwind zijn te vinden in hal 15 G 21, bij de stand van de Hobie Cat Klassenvereinigung.Lees meer
What’s new for 2020?
Wildwind already boast the widest range of catamarans and dinghies at any sailing holiday company in Europe – and this year we’ve added even more to our amazing fleet in Greece.Lees meer
Wildwind’s choir sings for you…!!!
Wishing you a very happy Christmas and a successful New YearLees meer
WE WON GOLD!
Wildwind was proclaimed Winner of the Best Activity/Sports Holiday Company for 2019. At the prestigious British Travel Awards Gala travel professionals were stunned and delighted that such a small nominated company had secured so many votes from the travelling public.Lees meer
We are ready for you!! Meet the Team
Meet some of the new team: Nick, Guy, Ollie, Tom Grout, Joe, Mattia, Rick & Eve.Lees meer
Challenge yourself this summer – it’s good for your Health!
“Scientists have discovered that humans have something they call a “blue mind.” This means that our brains are hardwired to react positively to water. Watching the ocean, listening to the ocean, or being in the ocean, gives the brain a rest from overstimulation. Our brains do not shut down, they simply adjust how they are working, giving them a much-needed break… Often followed by the release of the happiness chemicals – dopamine and serotonin.”Lees meer
So much more than a sailing holiday!Lees meer
A Wildwind instructor with race winning ambitions
A Wildwind instructor with race winning ambitionsLees meer
Wildwind supports sailing talent.Lees meer
Our German agent Peter Kukla sails across the Atlantic. Here’s his story.Lees meer
Our Amazing Fleet - just keeps growing...
Take a look at the ever-expanding Wildwind Fleet. There is a boat or boats to suit everyone's taste!Lees meer
Joe's Multihull Masterclass - May 12th and 19th.Lees meer
Special Laser Training Weeks – 5th, 12th and 19th May. (5th May now full)Lees meer
Meet Wildwind at BOOT 2019 in Düsseldorf
Lilian and Peter from Wildwind can be found in hall 15 G 21, near ProsailLees meer
Merry Christmas from the Wildwind Team
A little bit about how Christmas is celebrated in Mauritius and Greece..Lees meer
What is it that sets Mauritius apart from other tropical Islands?
What is it that makes a holiday in Mauritius so special? A combination of the history, the culture, the people and the food make for a magical holiday experience.Lees meer
An amazing cat sailing experience at Vassiliki for disabled sailors.
Wildwind's resident Sailmaker Thanos organised a fantastic 2 day event for the Greek Sailability in September. The sailors really enjoyed the thrill of sailing on cats. The event was such a success that they are hoping to organise it again next year and Thanos has been honoured by the National Sailing Club in Greece.Lees meer
Thanks for joining us in Vassiliki this season
We would like to thank you all for visiting us this season and we look forward to seeing you again next year. Look out for the new prices for 2019 from November 12th.Lees meer
Warm weather warning!
Flight and early booking deals for our Mauritus Winter Escapes. The quicker you book the better the price!Lees meer
Pro Sail- Hobie 16
Hear all about the exclusive Pro Sailing event for Hobie 16s in GermanyLees meer
The latest newsLees meer
Ionian Regatta in September 2018
The annual Ionian regatta takes place on the third Thursday of September and is an event cherished in the Wildwind calendar.Lees meer
Hobie European Championships 2018
A summary of all the news from the Hobie Europeans in Denmark. Read on for more details of the Hobie 16 UK and European Evenst for next year...Lees meer
Extreme Sailing in Cardiff – Special Offer for Wildwind guests and friends
If you fancy spectating or even crewing at the Extreme Sailing Series then check out the speical offer for Wildwind Clients. Extreme Sailing Series from 24th-27th August, Cardiff.Lees meer
Why we love sailing and we are so keen to support it.
This article talks about how we at Wildwind love sailing and how we are keen to support in lots of areas - from sponsorship to promotion and training.Lees meer
Out and about in Lefkada
A few of our favourite places to see around the beautful Island of Lefkada.Lees meer
Wildwind Vassiliki’s Centre Manager, Joe Bennett likes to share his passion for all things Vass through his You Tube Channel ‘Joyrider TV.’ Read on to find out about where you can find the latest in You Tube training tutorials.Lees meer
Our Passion for Live Music
If you have been on a Wildwind holiday you will know how much we enjoy a bit of live music in the evening after a day of sailing. We have 2 great fun evenings of food and live music everyweek at the Wildwind Centre. We also organise special music and sailing weeks every season.Lees meer
At Wildwind we are serious about Laser Sailing
At Wildwind we love our Lasers, not only do we buy a brand new fleet every year we also support the UK Laser Class Association through sponsorship and we offer intensive race training weeks every season with special guest coaches.Lees meer
What the papers say about Wildwind
Georgie Corlett- Pitt the Editor of Yachts and Yachting Magazine, (the UK’s leading performance sailing magazine) came out to Vassiliki in August of last year to give the Wildwind experience a thorough test!Lees meer
The new season is underway...
The new season kicked off with Laser and training weeks - hear all the latest news about the boats and instructors at the start of the 2018 season.Lees meer
Wildwind and a love affair with Hobie Cats
Learn all about Wildwind's 30 year relationship with Hobie Cat.
Vassiliki + catamarans = lots of fun!!Lees meer
Wildwind - Where it 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…
A day in the life of Wildwind’s kids club
Hear all about kids club from the parents and kids!!
“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
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!Lees meer
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.Lees meer
Catamaran Trainingsweken 2018
Ook dit jaar organiseert Wildwind de jaarlijkse Catamaran-trainingsweken. Dit is altijd de perfecte gelegenheid om nieuwe 'tips and tricks' op te pakken en het zeilseizoen goed te beginnen. Wat is er mooier dan, terwijl het in Nederland nog best fris is, het warme water van de Middellandse Zee op te gaan op onze high-performance catamarans.Lees meer
Laser Trainingsweken 2018
Wildwind organiseert dit jaar drie Laser-trainingsweken, beginnend op 5, 12 en 19 mei. Elke week zijn er vijf dagen met intensieve training die je de kans geven om zowel op het water als aan land te leren van echte experts. Er zijn oefeningen op het water en videofeedback in onze strandtent.Lees meer
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 JanuaryLees meer
Hobie is in Holland!
Het is een van de belangrijkste regatta’s van het seizoen: de Hobie 2017 Multiworlds & Europeans. Gesponsord door Wildwind zijn er al bijna 300 boten voor het event geregistreerd en Wildwind’s eigen Simon, Thanos en Hans doen mee voor de grote prijs!Lees meer
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.Lees meer
"I don't think I would be where I am today if it wasn't for working at Wildwind." - Tris Best
Continuing with our ex-staff series we recently caught up with Tris Best who founded and runs the OTC UK centre in Weymouth.Lees meer
The Wildwind Difference: YachtsandYachting.com speak to Base Manager Joe Bennett
Joe Bennett, Base Manager at Wildwind Vassiliki, has now worked for Wildwind for 20 years. Mark Jardine talked to Joe about why people come back time and again to Vassiliki, his own sailing, the Wildwind Cat Training Weeks and what he likes to do on his days off, including his favourite local restaurants.Lees meer
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’.Lees meer
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.Lees meer
Have you tried foiling yet? Top tips from Marko
In 2016 we invested in foiling kits for some of our Laser fleet, converting the standard everyday Laser in to a flying machine.Lees meer
Wildwind Sponsor Hobie 2017 Multi Worlds & Europeans
This year the Hobie 2017 Multi Worlds & Europeans will be held in Noordwijk, Holland (a.k.a. ‘the beach of Amsterdam’) on the 20-29 July and we are proud to announce that we are once again sponsoring the event. We will be supporting ZV Noordwijk, in partnership with VR Sport Media, in the production of daily social media and video reports, and we will also be offering 2x one week holidays to our Vassiliki centre and 2x one-week holidays to our Mauritius centre as prizes (all excluding flights).Lees meer
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.Lees meer
Best wishes from all of us at the Wildwind team, wherever you might be…
HAPPY CHRISTMAS AND A WONDERFUL NEW YEARLees meer
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!Lees meer
Ex-staff Series: Stew Edge
It's often said that it’s the Wildwind staff that make our holidays so enjoyable… and we have been lucky enough to have employed some truly wonderful individuals. One of our favourites is Stew Edge who has proven himself in some of the world’s toughest environments by sailing across the Atlantic, climbing Mount Everest and fulfilling a life long dream of crossing Antarctica. We recently asked him about his time at Wildwind…Lees meer
WOW – WHAT AN EVENT!
174 catamarans have been gracing the Austrian Lake Neusiedl this week with one of Europe’s most important regattas of the year – The Hobie Cat MultiEuropean Championships.Lees meer
You just don’t get this anywhere else!
What an amazing season so far – check out these pics and vids.Lees meer
Joe Bennett riding the wind in Vassiliki
Check out these videos that our beach manager Joe Bennett recently posted – a small example of the fun that can be had in Vassiliki on a windy day!Lees meer
Wildwind Kids' Club with Sarah Tutton
In the world of the Wildwind kids' club there’s no such thing as a ‘typical day’, we pride ourselves on tailoring each week to the abilities and interests of the kids, with so many different characters it would be boring to always do the same thing! However, Sarah Tutton, who runs our kids’ club, has been kind enough to give us a small taster of some of the activities we offer to make a Wildwind holiday one to remember for all the family…Lees meer
The man on the beach - Joe Bennett. Catamaran Intensive Training Weeks.
Open to anyone with at least a season's racing experience, Wildwind’s manager and resident expert Joe Bennett will guide you through all aspects of setting up your boat, tuning it properly for a regatta and how to sail it as fast as possible on every point of sail.Lees meer
Wildwind Former Employee Kitesurf/skis to South PoleLees meer
MAY TRAINING WEEKS 2016
May 8-15 and May 15-22 Catamaran and Laser Intensive Training Weeks - These 2 weeks are usually sold out quickly as they are a great way to kick start your sailing season. Open to anyone with at least a season's racing experience our resident experts will show you how to get the most out of your boats, and how to sail them on all points of sail in the fastest possible way.Lees meer
Vader en dochter op het NK
De Nederlandse agent van Wildwind, Hans van Nes, en zijn dochter Marleen werden geportreteerd in het Algemeen Dagblad van 24 augustus 2015. Dit is het artikel dat Natasha Smit schreef, tijdens het NK Hobie in Noordwijk.Lees meer
Update on the Greek financial situation – 8th August
So far life in Vassiliki has been almost unaffected by the Greek 'crisis'. All the shops, bars and restaurants in the village are open and trading; most of the shops will still take card payments but the bars and restaurants are reluctant to take card payments.Lees meer
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. Lees meer
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 email@example.com in the first instance.
PS See Bryony on video at the ISAF Worlds 2013 here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdQDLBLYZL8Lees meer
Laster Training Weeks 2014
Chris Gowers, top British Olympic coach specialising in Laser training (he coached Paul Goodison to a gold medal!) returns yet again to Vassiliki on May 12th.Lees meer
Intensive Catamaran training
Joe Bennet, Wildwind manager of nearly twenty years, and himself a top catamaran racer (Top 10 in both Hobie Tiger and Tornado World championships) and avid student of Kostas, will be running a catamaran intensive training weeks on May 4th predominantly for Tiger, F18, Tornado sailors while on June 9th he’ll be joined by Wildwind founder and former British Hobie 16 National champion when Simon will also be able to provide additional input on his boat of choice.Lees meer
Wildwind Seven Weeks of Speed!
This year we’re introducing speed trails to the beach in Vassiliki, running from now until the end of August.Lees meer
The Vassiliki Watersports Festival – Results and Full Report
The Vassiliki watersports festival was another success, featuring two days of top racing in winds ranging from 15 to 40 knots!Lees meer
Wildwind Speed Freaks Challenge 2013 – win a free sailing holiday plus club cash!
In association with YachtsandYachting.com we are delighted to announce the Wildwind Speed Freaks Challenge 2013. This contest is open to any sailor in the UK. We are looking for the fastest sailor in 3 categories: dinghy, catamaran and open.Lees meer
Vassiliki Watersports Festival 2013 will be wetter than ever
The Vassiliki Watersports Festival will this year be taking place from June 25-30.Lees meer