September 1st marks the beginning of the first race week at Nikiana Beach Club. A chance for sailors of all abilities to have a go at racing in the fun and inclusive waters off the Greek island of Lefkas.
What is Dinghy Racing?
SInce the first sails where hoisted up a mast informal races have occurred with the thrills of driving small boats faster before the wind, trying to best ones adversary delighting many a sailor. Racing was formalised for both Dinghies & Yachts in the 19th Century and continues to be a big part of both parts of the sport to this day. The thrill of trying to outwit and drive the boat harder than your opponents brings many people into what we all know as the best sport in the world. Not to mention the delicious pint in the club while those same adversaries enjoy recounting the water based experiences so recently lived.
What is Race Week?
Nikiana Beach Clubs race week is designed for those who are both wanted to learn to race for the first time and those that want to improve their racing in the warm water off Nikiana. Fifteen hours tuition is included with a number of different groups for those of different abilities. For those new to racing the the main focus will be how to get around a racecourse quickly with some focus on the start and rules. For those who are more advanced, the tactics will come into play more along with how you interact with other boats.The week will take place in both Single & Double Handed boats along with some faster ones for those who are keen.
Who can join?
Race week is open to anyone who can happily sail a dinghy around a triangular course through to those with considerable experience sailing. For those not so keen on racing all other RYA Courses are available during this week.
Race week is priced at £595 per person including return flights from Gatwick Airport and runs from the 1st to the 8th September. Checkout Here for more details on Nikiana Beach Club.