To many it may seem as though summer is a lifetime away. The weather is cold, the days are short and the only time you are sailing is in your daydreams. However, this is a great time to get a head start on planning your summer holidays! And while there are so many great destinations available, there are few places as idyllic as the Mediterranean. So, if you are someone that likes to plan ahead, or you just need something to look forward to during the cold winter months, here is a list of all the top spots in the Mediterranean where you can sail an RS boat. Happy planning!
Ocean Elements – runs out of beach-front hotels across Greece, including locations is Kos, Porto Heli and Nydri. Vacationers can choose from a wide array of water-based activities including windsurfing, paddleboarding and sailing. Everything Ocean Elements offer is included with the cost of the all-inclusive holiday. The entire range of boats is hand-picked by Ocean Elements’ RYA-certified staff and includes the best dinghies and catamarans available including, the RS Aero, RS100, RS200 and RS500. For sailors that are looking to get into cruising – they offer that as well! These half-day to three-quarter day excursions take sailors to a nearby island or ‘secret-beach’ stopover. They will also learn more about cruise-planning, safety elements and basic navigational skills.
Richmond Holidays – boasts RYA-certified instructors that help you take your sailing to the next level, all while enjoying a Christian-based holiday away on Mykali Bay. For a small additional cost, attendees are invited to take part in a week-long program with half-day workshops. Regardless of your skill level, Richmond Holidays offers opportunities to jump aboard their fleet of RS Zests and RS CATS and challenge yourself while learning something new.
BeyondBeach (formerly Trek Adventures) – is perfect for an RS Sailing fan that isn’t quite sure where in the Mediterranean they want to go. With two beach clubs in Kefalonia, Greece, sailors can choose from a multitude of boats and learning opportunities. Courses are offered for beginning, intermediate and advanced dinghy sailors, as well as inclusive regatta days and sail-away days. Best of all, RS Quests, RS Neos, RS Zests and RS500s are available. Looking to sail but you don’t have time to join a full-length course? BeyondBeach has free-sailing available to anyone and will help you get out on the water in a jiffy.
Minorca Sailing – Specialising in sailing vacations in Menorca, Spain, this company allows you to learn, enjoy and relax. Their fleet is truly expansive with dinghies, catamarans and foilers. RS Sailing connoisseurs will be over the moon; Minorca Sailing has over 40 RS Sailing boats including the RS Aero, RS Tera, RS800 and RS500. Accommodation options include villas, villa apartments and a small, family-run hotel. So, no matter what your ideal vacation is, Minorca Sailing is there to help!
Mark Warner – Know that you want to go on a sailing vacation but not sure where you want to go? Mark Warner gives you options, with beautiful locations in both Greece and Turkey. Guests can choose from free group sailing clinics or pay a little extra and receive private one-on-one attention from RYA certified instructors. Beginners get comfortable on the water and learn the basics aboard the RS Zest. More advanced sailors can participate in the refresher and improvement courses. At the end of the week, all sailors, regardless of skill level, are invited to take part in “The Big Race,” where three fun, but competitive, races are held.
Don’t let the cold get you down! By booking a trip now, you will have something to look forward to all winter. Plus, planning now can help ensure you get the best prices. Looking to vacation elsewhere? Check out our list of top places in the Caribbean where you can sail an RS Sailing boat!