Minorca Sailing Instructor Ollie Acton has had a great windsurfing career until now, with even some well-placed positions on the UK and Student scene. Now keen to do even better, it looks like he will be stepping up his training over the summer. Read the boardseeker article to find out more:
News from Minorca Sailing
Easter has arrived and Minorca Sailing is gearing up for another exciting season. Lots of new equipment, refurbished villas, even new kitchens in some of the Perello Apartments. We are also launching our September recession beaters with an amazing £595 deal. If you're not already booked, or would like an extra holiday with us, take advantage of these offers and join us in Menorca this season.
Easter containers of Lasers, Laser 2000's, RS100's, RS200's, RS Teras & The New RS Venture are arriving in Menorca for the start of the season in May.
Villa Safina is an impressive seafront property boasting stunning views of the sailing centre and bay. Recently completed to a high standard, Villa Safina can accommodate up to 14 people and has a large garden and swimming pool. Availability for this Villa is limited; call our team for more information. 020 8948 2106
14th Sept - one week - £595pp
ONLY 6 Holidays available at this price.
Every afternoon, in addition to our usual sailing programme, personal tuition is available at no extra cost. These sessions enable you to practise and improve upon new skills or sail some of our faster, high performance asymmetric boats. Sessions are available for both Children and Adults, and can be booked daily.
The RYA Dinghy Show returns to Alexandra Palace on the 3rd & 4th March 2012.
The Minorca Sailing stand will be in the great hall, stand number A4. Our staff will be on hand to assist with any queries you might have, and help out with bookings. We look forward to seeing you there!
5 New RS 100’s will arrive on the beaches of Ses Salines in time for the start of the season this May. This will bring the fleet size up to 7 for 2012.
These new RS 100’s will be part of a delivery of other new boats including: RS 200s, Laser 2000s, RS Teras, Lasers and The New RS Venture.
The London Boat Show returns to Excel from the 6th to the 15th January 2012.
The Minorca Sailing stand will be in the Holidays: Training and Waterports section, stand number E420. Our staff will be on hand to assist with any queries you might have, and help out with bookings. We look forward to seeing you there!
Fornells has just witnessed the Extreme Man 2011 Triathlon event. This is the second successive year the event has been run and this time around Minorca Sailing fielded two relay teams. The event started with a 1.9km swim, followed by a 90km bike ride, and finished with a 21km run. The objective for the Minorca teams was to finish rather than challenge for line honours, but even so both teams set times they were pleased with, completing the course in under 5 and a half hours (by comparision the lead triathletes - competing individually - took just under 4 hours!).
Despite the 7:30am start, there was fantastic atmosphere and a real buzz to the event, which should now be considered as firm fixture on the Fornells calendar. Latest reports are that both Minorca teams are now back in training for next year's event...
A short video of the event can be seen here.
Minorca Sailing staff turned out en masse on Sunday to contest the "Blockhead Challenge" Laser race. The Blockhead is an annual event and in this edition 32 boats took to the water for some well contested racing. A new 3 race format was used with the racing in as close as possible to the beach and jetty, making the event more spectator friendly than previous years. The evening breeze, although a little light towards the end, was sufficient for nice racing.
Laser specialist Tom Hayes took 2 wins and with one discard applied took the overal win. First windsurfer with highly consistent top 6 placings was Ben Easton, Honor Fell was 3rd overall and comfortably first Radial and Ian Aldridge just beat Tom Hall to finish first manager.
Full results here.
More images here.