Sailing centre seeks virgins!

Wildwind Sailing Holidays, Europe¹s largest catamaran and mono-hull sailing

centre, is looking for new sailors in an initiative to kick start the 2001 season

at home and abroad. New sailors are being offered introductions to sailing and

windsurfing at the price of a non-activity holiday. They will also be given

a free "Sailing Starter Pack" to take home that contains a Gul Garda

buoyancy aid, RYA membership leaflet and an invite to their local sailing club.

Simon Morgan, Wildwind founder, former UK and current Greek Hobie 16 Champion,

sums up the initiative: "There¹s never been a better time to get into

sailing and windsurfing. I think everyone in the industry would agree that once

people are hooked, its much easier to keep them in the sport. Our aim is to

introduce people to sailing and windsurfing in ideal conditions

here in Vassiliki, then ensure everybody leaves knowing where they can sail

at home."

Any budding windsurfers are spoilt for choice, with 300 new boards and over

350 new sails all ready to go on the beach. The Vassiliki conditions are well

known for the strong wind afternoons, but the ideal teaching conditions in the

mornings are often overlooked.

The sailing fleet has over 30 new Hobie catamarans, and an extensive range

of mono-hulls from Laser 1¹s to the 5000 and the Olympic favourite the

49er. Sailors of all abilities find something perfect for their level and something

to work towards. The mix of Vassiliki¹s conditions and the Wildwind atmosphere

means that tuition is hands-on sailing with world class sailors. The skill of

the staff is challenging students without scaring them, and "joyriding"on

performance craft such as the Hobie Tiger become a

highlight of the holiday.

Current sailors are not left out of the promotion: experienced windsurfers

will be allowed to upgrade to the "Free as the Wind" programme, which

will enable them to try the sailing for free.

The offer is open from the beginning of the season ­ May 13 ­ until

June 3rd. Places are limited, and those interested should call the booking office

01920 484516, or order a brochure on our website.