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The ultimate destination for spectacular sailing

Rob Spencer is a Laser II

For over 30 years, Wildwind in Greece has been the top holiday location for anyone who’s serious about sailing. Unique climatic conditions, the widest range of dinghies and catamarans in Europe, highly experienced instructors and a fun, laid-back atmosphere make this a holiday experience you just can’t find anywhere else.

From sailing enthusiasts to Olympic contenders, Wildwind is the number one choice.

Most of our guests come back year after year for a number of reasons:

Perfect climate
Almost without exception, the mornings provide a light on-shore breeze perfect for beginners learning the ropes as well as for those more experienced practising more advanced skills. Then strong cross-shore winds most afternoons are tailor made for thrills and high -speed blasting across the bay – Vassiliki really does provide some of the most phenomenal sailing conditions in the world!

Fantastic boats
More than 70 boats are lined up waiting for you on the beach, with something suitable for everyone, from novice boats to Olympic classes. Check out our full list of dinghies and multihulls.

Great instructors
Our instructors, RYA and VWDS certified, are highly professional, friendly and very approachable on and off the water. The team receives plaudits every week of the season and everyone who works with us is dedicated to sharing their passion, knowledge and enthusiasm. Many of our staff have competed at International level – some of our previous staff have even gone on to win Olympic medals!

Extra activities
We offer a range of extra activities that make your sailing holiday a great social experience too, with events such as our beach BBQ nights with live music and our cosy cocktail evenings.

So many extra options
For travel companions who may not be as keen on sailing as you, we offer the Wildwind Kids’ Club, our unique Healthy Options programme with Yoga, Pilates and fitness classes, the Wildwind Adventures programme that offers a range of adventurous sports on, off and under the water, and Free as the Wind, our unique combination holiday with sailing and windsurfing.

Your hotel right on the beach
A great choice of different types of accommodation, all right on or directly off the beach, just yards from the sailing centre.

Wildwind is based in Vassiliki, a small fishing village on the island of Lefkas. With its award-winning beaches and incredible scenery, it is rightly known as the Emerald of the Ionian Sea. Even from the furthest parts of Europe it is less than a 3-hour flight away. After a short transfer along the gorgeous coastline, you’re all set to start the best sailing holiday available anywhere in Europe.

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Join us at any time of the year and you’ll be guaranteed a fantastic holiday at of the world’s most acclaimed sailing centres. At the beginning of the year we run some outstanding training weeks for more advanced sailors, but our more relaxed holiday approach is still available to anyone wanting a more chilled out holiday – albeit with our superb fleet and instructors.

24th June week – Wildwind’s 30th Birthday Celebrations and the 7th edition of the Vassiliki Watersports Festival. Please see our dedicated festival site for details.

Peak Season – Our peak season holidays always fill early so if you want a holiday with us in July or August please do contact Peter Vander Linden as soon as you can

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Family run hotels right on the beach

Over the thirty years that we have been in Vassiliki, we have built up fantastic relationships with the locals and nowhere is this better demonstrated than with our Greek family hoteliers who are truly attentive to our clients’ needs. We offer you a choice of wonderful accommodation options right on the beach, just steps away from our sailing centre and our on-site bars, restaurants and swimming pools provide stunning views over Vassiliki bay to the nearby islands of Cephalonia and Ithaca.

Alternatively, if you are looking for more luxurious accommodation we can also offer you a choice of two bedroomed or four bedroomed villas up on the mountainside, with private pools and every modern convenience you can think of.

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Latest news and activities...

How Does a Catamaran Clinic Help You?

08 May 2017

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.

"I don't think I would be where I am today if it wasn't for working at Wildwind." - Tris Best

23 March 2017

Continuing with our ex-staff series we recently caught up with Tris Best who founded and runs the OTC UK centre in Weymouth.

BOOK YOUR SUMMER HOLIDAY

Although most of our guests visit us for our excellent sailing and windsurfing there is a massive range of other activities in and around Vassiliki. Our innovative 'Healthy Options' programme is ideal for partners who don't sail or for anyone wanting to relax after a hard day on the water and includes daily yoga and pilates classes, aqua-safaris, herbal walks, dance classes, massage and more.

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What makes sailing in Vassiliki so special?

The best Sailing Conditions

A.M. On most mornings, the wind is a gentle onshore breeze, ideal for beginners to get their first taste of the joys of sailing and windsurfing. The more advanced sailors use this time to brush up their techniques on the more demanding boats and to do some windsurfing freestyle.

 

P.M. Most afternoons the wind switches cross-shore and builds ready for an exciting afternoon in the safe waters of this expansive bay. The more experienced can do some heavy wind training or just go blasting, while the novices can team up with one of the instructors for the ride of their lives!

 

The Best Sailing Equipment

Waiting for you on the beach is an impressive lineup of boats: high performance dinghies and catamarans for experienced sailors and a great selection of less demanding craft for beginners and youngsters. See the entire fleet.

Our team of instructors are highly professional, experienced and approachable; many have competed at national and international level. We are an RYA recognised teaching school and are one of the few that offer courses to cover the full range of their syllabus. All courses are on offer at no extra charge, and the RYA qualification means that your safety is never compromised.

Whether you are a total novice or you have been sailing since you were a kid, there is no better place to learn and have fun on the water!

What makes a Wildwind Holiday so special

The Best

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  • Atmosphere
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This was my first time at Wildwind and I can honestly say it was one of the best holidays I've had in a very long time

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Wildwind Holidays
Elizabetlaan 13, 8300 Knokke, België +32 50 517 065
info@wildwind.be