Wildwind, offering the best sailing holidays in the world for nearly 30 years
Over almost 30 years, Wildwind has gained a reputation as one of the best sailing holiday companies in the world. Our sailing locations are in Vassiliki, on the Greek island of Lefkas where our flagship centre has been running since 1987, and in Mont Choisy, on the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius where we offer sailing holidays all year long.
Superb location for watersports
Our main summer centre is located in Vassiliki, on the beautiful Greek island of Lefkas. With its award winning beaches and incredible scenery, Lefkas is known as the jewel in the Ionian sea. Our accommodation is set in beautiful, landscaped gardens with views over the nearby islands of Ithaca and Cephalonia. Vassiliki is famous for its wind conditions. The light morning breeze is perfect for beginners who want to learn the basics, or for those more skilled to perfect their techniques. Almost every afternoon, strong cross-shore winds provide excitement for even the most experienced of sailors and windsurfers. The bay of Vassiliki is enclosed on three sides, making it a truly unique, safe environment for everyone.
You can reach our centre from the UK with a short, direct flight and a one hour transfer along the beautiful east coast of the island.
Equipment and staff
Our fleet includes everything from simple beginner boats (such as Laser's Pico), right through to extreme performance equipment: 49er, RS 800, SB3, Tornado, F18 Hobie Tigers and pretty much everything in between. Whatever your skill level or sailing ambition, we always have the right equipment for you.
Wildwind is an RYA recognised centre but, unlike many sailing holiday centres, we offer the entire range of dinghy and multihull courses for no extra charge. When you arrive, just let us know that you are keen. Our instructors are a standard above anyone else: most have a serious racing pedigree and some have even won National championships. You can join in special training weeks at the beginning of the season with Olympic coaches.
Ask anyone in the sailing business where they would like to go on a beach based sailing holiday and you'll find that Wildwind's name comes up over and over again. Wildwind is also a sponsor of many prestigious events and clubs such as the Hobie Cat European and World Championships, UK Laser Masters and Grand Prix events and Lymingington Town Sailing Club. Wildwind even hosted the first ever Hobie 16 European Championships in Greece at our own venue in Vassiliki - video of the amazing sailing including racing in 25 kts available on You tube.
A real holiday experience
Quality time on the water is important, but friendships and fun in the evenings are also vital to your holiday. You will love our beach BBQ and cocktail nights with live music and a mix of eclectic entertainment. Vassiliki's pretty fishing village with its harbourside tavernas and bars is just a few minutes walk along the beach. Wildwind has been in Vassiliki for nearly 30 years and our clients receive a warm welcome wherever they go.
If you are travelling with someone who is not even remotely interested in sailing, there is still an enormous amount to do in and around Vassiliki. On site we offer our Healthy Options programme, providing a variety of Yoga, Pilates and fitness classes as well as guided walks, mountain bike rides, kayaking, aqua-safaris, diving and sight-seeing. Of course, it is a great place to just be lazy on the beach or read a book next to the pool. In peak season our Kids Club ensures that you will have some time to yourself.