The Specialist Sailing Centre Sailing with us is designed to be as varied and flexible as possible so that every individual's preference and enjoyment is catered for. We have an extensive choice of sailing boats to choose from. With our large and varied fleet there is always a boat available and you'll have the chance to try out the whole range of craft. Whether you're a complete novice, a competent Laser sailor, new to asymmetric sailing or an experienced racer, you can be assured that we will help you learn new skills and improve your sailing technique whilst on holiday with Minorca Sailing. Sailing Programme We organise structured days providing you with group tuition in the mornings and continued instruction in the afternoons with the opportunity to race daily. At the informal briefing on the beach each morning, we'll give you a weather report and outline the possibilities for the day. Depending on wind and weather, you may be sailing inside the bay, perhaps learning a new skill like using the gennaker or a trapeze, improving your race starts or perfecting what you already know. Within the group sessions your instructor will use a mixture of theory and simulator lessons, on-water coaching, video analysis, and demonstrations throughout the day to enhance your knowledge, sailing skills and racing tactics. Every afternoon after the group sessions or race we offer additional tuition where you can try out a new boat with an experienced instructor onboard, or concentrate on learning and improving a specific skill or skills. You can also use this time to learn how to windsurf or improve your windsurfing technique. RYA Certificates With the help of our qualified instructors, RYA levels can be achieved and certificates awarded, from Basic Skills through to Performance Sailing, whilst on holiday with Minorca Sailing. Tuition is included, however, the certificates and log books are an additional cost.
The flat waters of Fornells bay makes it the ideal place to start or to improve your windsurfing. Wide boards, light sails, and dedicated instructors will get beginners sailing around in no time. Intermediates too will benefit from modern equipment and instructional techniques and fast-track their way to planing windsurfing, footstraps and blasting! For higher level windsurfers carve gybes and maybe a spot of freestyle are the next targets. Windsurfing really is more accessible and achievable than it ever has been before. Equipment Our extensive range of boards is diverse enough to suit all abilities. With the most stable beginner boards, a full range of intermediate freeride boards, higher wind and racing designs there will always be something new to test yourself with. You won't be short of sails either - with well over 100 sails from Goya, Tushingham and Neil Pryde on hand. We replace our sails on a continuous basis, maintaining their high quality and incorporating new models. Narrow diameter booms (carbon in the bigger sizes) and high carbon content masts, help keep our rigs lighter - making your sessions longer and more enjoyable than ever before. We pay the same attention to detail with our children's windsurfing kit. Coaching With the combination of beach and water based coaching, plus video feedback, your windsurfing technique will rapidly improve. Our instructors ensure groups are split according to ability enabling each individual to gain the most out of their holiday. The instructors are always available to offer friendly and professional advice.
Minorca Sailing is ideal for all the family, with every member participating in the days activity as much or as little as they wish. For all children four years upwards, our daily programme offers sailing and windsurfing to suit all levels. Our childrens instructors and nannies are experts at keeping all of our young guests happy, leaving you free to enjoy your holiday while they enjoy theirs. To ensure your children have the very best holiday possible, we divide the groups by age, encouraging new skills and friendships to quickly develop. • The Crèche (4 months - 4 years) • Pirates (4 - 5 years) • Explorers (6 - 7 years) • Juniors (8 - 9 years) • Young Sailors (10 - 12 years) • Teenagers (13+ years) Safety First For easy and speedy communications, our RYA qualified instructors are linked by radio with the safety boat drivers and the shore. You can be sure that we will look after your children at all times when they are out on the water. Childrens and Teenagers Clubs We provide sailing and windsurfing for children and teenagers throughout the season, with our full daily programmes and activities operating in July and August, and half-terms during May and October. Evening Activities With our enthusiastic team of instructors the fun never stops. They organise many activities including beach games for children volleyball for teenagers, and on the water videoing for all. Our instructors strive to keep your children and teenagers happy and entertained throughout their stay. RYA Levels and Certificates RYA levels can be achieved and certificates awarded whilst on holiday with Minorca Sailing. Tuition is included, however, certificates and log books are an additional cost. Additional Tuition Every afternoon after the normal group sessions, we offer additional tuition at no extra cost. This provides our older children and teenagers with the opportunity to sail some of our more advanced and technical asymmetric boats with an instructor onboard. Younger children may enjoy using the time to try their hand at trapezing. Teenagers and children of all ages may choose to learn to windsurf or improve their windsurfing technique during these late afternoon sessions
The fast growing sport for all abilities Stand Up Paddleboarding is a fun and accessible sport for both new and experienced water sports enthusiasts. With a wide selection of boards, our sailing centre offers the perfect destination to master new skills, improve your techniques or try this exciting sport for the first time! This sport appeals to all ages and abilities and we have the latest equipment from Starboard and Red Paddle to cater to your specific needs. Take the sport to the extreme with a carbon race board, improve your technique on a dynamic surf SUP or simply relax and enjoy our breathtaking scenery while visiting some otherwise hard to reach beaches. SUP boards WindSUP Whopper 100”X34” Freeride 122”X30” Allround Blend 112”X30” Astro Blend Zen 112”X32” Exploring Freeride XL 122”X32” Surf Widepoint 112”X32” Race Sprint 126”X25” Sprint 126”X26” Sprint 14”X24”
Minorca Sailing holiday is an ideal choice if you're travelling on your own or with friends. Our structured days of morning and afternoon group tuition are the perfect way to get to know other people in a friendly and sociable setting. Whether it's during the on-land theory sessions, whilst out sailing or windsurfing around the bay, or even in a more competitive spirit during our 5 day race series, you will be mixing with others and having a fun and exciting time. In May, June, September and October we organise a group meal on your arrival night at a local restaurant, giving you a chance to meet people right from the start of your holiday. Every Saturday after your first day on the water, we hold an informal sangria drinks party, providing a great opportunity to meet up with fellow sailors and instructors and discuss the day's activities. If you're travelling on your own you can enjoy staying in our small, family run hotel, or choose to share an apartment or villa where you can expect a relaxed, happy atmosphere and a pleasant social life. It's easy to meet and make new friends with Minorca Sailing, whether it's on the beach, sailing or windsurfing, by the swimming pool, or in one of the local restaurants and bars.
Minorca Sailing offers a specialist sailing holiday in Menorca. Our sailing and windsurfing centre, based at Fornells Bay, is one of the best equipped in the Mediterranean. Sail all day with the latest boats and windsurf boards. Learn to sail or windsurf in small groups with expert RYA tuition, or improve your boat handling and racing skills in Lasers and asymmetrics. Whatever your level of sailing or windsurfing you'll benefit from our personal tuition and coaching. We provide accommodation ranging from self-catering apartments to villas with pools, or a hotel. With specialist teaching for children and teenagers, creche facilities and flights from many UK airports, this is the ideal sailing holiday for singles, couples and families.