Wildwind opening party on Tuesday!
We are delighted to inform you that the Wildwind centre in Vassiliki will open on Saturday May 15th - the first day that Greece is open to tourists.Read more
New route into Vassiliki?
Preparing for the season nice and early some of our staff flew into Athens on Tuesday evening - foolishly they forgot to bring their parachutes otherwise they could have skydived into Vassiliki and saved themselves a five hour minibus trip! Looks like there was a decent cross-shore brewing as well!Read more
Is it safe to book my holiday yet?
Is it safe to book my holiday yet?
The simplest answer is that it has always been safe to book a holiday with us. Your monies are completely protected under the ATOL scheme (we hold ATOL 9464). Last year all clients booked on holidays we were not able to provide as the borders were closed due to the pandemic, were refunded within 48 hours or accepted a voucher for this year: an enviable record that puts many others to shame.Read more
German Hobie Cat Association: Where the wild winds are blowing...
Raumscholz is the Yearbook of the official German Hobie Cat Association, and it is widely read across the multihull community in Europe. In Covid year 2020, Wildwind was one of the few sailing holidays operating and Raumschots published the following article on how we dealt with the sitation and managed to provide everyone with a fantastic holiday whilst keeping all our guests safe from the virus. Where the wild winds are blowing...Read more
I’m so impressed: no wonder you guys won the travel award for best sport/activity holiday! ”
Beach manager Joe and his team of highly experienced and qualified sailing instructors are here at our idyllic Greek island sailing base preparing for another day looking after dozens of guests from the UK, Germany and Poland who are revelling in the optimal wind conditions here at Wildwind.Read more
“Arriving here is just like Heaven” Wildwind is OPEN
The sun is shining, the wind is blowing, the boats and team are waiting for you on the beach.Read more
Hear our guests speak about their July 2020 experience travelling to Vassiliki (Video!)
On July 1st, we were finally able to open our doors for the summer sailing season. Our first guests are right now having great times on, off and around the water. Listen to these guests describe their experience in these videos.Read more
A letter from Wildwind to our guests (updated)
We hope this finds you in continued good healthy and heart during these challenging times. We would like to give you this update with the latest information on your Wildwind 2020 holiday.Read more
Letter from Wildwind to our guests
As you are probably aware, Greece has weathered the Covid crisis better than almost any other country in Europe and life is gradually returning to normal. Of course, certain restrictions are in place, but our beautiful island of Lefkas has zero cases of the coronavirus now, and to our knowledge only ever had one person infected who fully recovered.Read more
See What’s Streaming! Live with Wildwind this week
No real change from last weeks analysis of the Covid situation. Greece, with its excellent response to the virus is still planning on opening up in July with sensible protections. With our existing overseas team Healthy Options is equipped to open as soon are given the go-ahead - and we are aiming for July 1st even if that is only for visitors already in situ in Greece!Read more
Coronavirus situation and your holiday - Updated May 4th
In light of the ongoing coronavirus news we are posting this message to advise the latest information in respect of our holidays and hopefully minimise any worries people may have about it, particularly those who already have holidays booked.Read more
We are slowly but surely making our plans for the summer
We though it's time to give you an update on where we are, what we understand so far from the various governments, and where we expect we'll go from here. Luckily, there is some good news!Read more
Joe and Karens offerings from Vassiliki
As you probably know Joe (our excellent manager for over 20 years) and his wife Karen (one of our yoga teachers) live permanently in Vassiliki and while we are unable to start our holidays there just yet they wanted to offer you at least a taste of what we normally offer.Read more
Wish you Happy Easter
First of all, Joe and I and the entire Wildwind beach and operations team want to wish you a Happy Easter and pray that you and your families are not suffering too much during this difficult period.Read more
Wildwind Greece will open earliest May 24th this year
We hope this mail finds you in good health and heart despite the current difficulties we are all experiencing.Read more
Joe shows you around our Mauritius hotel and staff
As promised here’s the next video in the series ‘Joe goes to paradise’Read more
Catamaran Training with Master Joe 17th May week
If you really want fabulous insights into catamaran sailing and racing then join Joe Bennett, Wildwind manager and maestro for the past 24 years for a week of specialised intensive training.Read more
If you sail Lasers this is for you…
Over the years our Laser training weeks have been so successful that this year we have had to put on an extra date in Greece AND for the first time we are also organising Laser training and one on one coaching at our exotic base in Mauritius.Read more
Joe gets done for speeding in Mauritius!
As promised, we’re keeping your dreams of sailing in the sun alive this week by forwarding you recently taken videos of Joe’s exploits in Mauritius.Read more
Stick it where the sun DOES shine!
Long time Wildwind Vassiliki beach manager Joe Bennett - who many of you will know for his unique sense of humour and skill both on and off the water has just returned from his first ever trip to Wildwind Mauritus.Read more
Wild times at Wildwind this summer!
Even if you are a dedicated monohull sailor and visiting us to try out our wide range of dinghies from Optimist to 49er - with pretty much everything in between - you’d have to be impressed by our amazing fleet of catamarans lined up on Vassiliki beach this summer.Read more
Double Discount for Wildwind Kids this summer!
Few things are as important to us as sharing our passion of sailing with youths and kids. We tailor each week’s activities around the ages, abilities and aspirations of each child and teen staying each week and with our sailing qualified supervision mornings and afternoons 6 days a week it gives you a chance to indulge yourself doing whatever you want, knowing that they are in good hands.Read more
Have you seen our new 2020 brochure yet?
Best wishes from the Wildwind team. We hope you are enjoying a great start to 2020 and we hope to see you later in the year whether in Greece or Mauritius.Read more
BOOT 2020 in Düsseldorf
Lilian and Peter from Wildwind can be found in Hall 15 G 21, at the booth of the Hobie Cat KlassenvereinigungRead more
What’s new for 2020?
Wildwind already boast the widest range of catamarans and dinghies at any sailing holiday company in Europe – and this year we’ve added even more to our amazing fleet in Greece.Read more
Wildwind’s choir sings for you…!!!
Wishing you a very happy Christmas and a successful New YearRead more
2019 prices held for 2020!
Just a very short note to say that our 2020 brochure* is now available on-line you’ll see that we are currently holding our prices at 2019 levels.Read more
WE WON GOLD!
Wildwind was proclaimed Winner of the Best Activity/Sports Holiday Company for 2019. At the prestigious British Travel Awards Gala travel professionals were stunned and delighted that such a small nominated company had secured so many votes from the travelling public.Read more
Flying, racing, training and sponsorship - Wildwind and the Laser
What is it about the Laser dinghy and what makes it so popular with Wildwind clients and staff? The Laser is the world’s most popular adult racing class boat. True to box one-design standards, the Laser is a challenging boat that rewards athleticism, subtle steering and trimming techniques, as well as the tactical excellence of the sailor. The Laser is raced by young and old alike from the Club level all the way to the Olympics. The best thing about Laser sailing is the level of participation. In almost every sailing club around the UK, there are plenty of lasers out every week.Read more
Wow! Just how good is Wildwind’s Kids Club?
Wildwind youngster wins Under 14 Feva Nationals!
As you probably know, we are we are keen to support the sport of sailing in any way we can. Wildwind runs a programme of sponsorship supporting sailing at all levels, from clubs and individuals to events and regattas. We are also keen to pass on our passion for sailing to the next generation through our Wildwind Kids Club.
A fantastic Hobie 16 Nationals sponsored by Wildwind.
The Hobie 16 UK Nationals returned to Poole Yacht Club on the 25th-27th May, 41 years after the club hosted the very first Hobie 16 Nationals back in 1978. The event was a huge success with perfect twin-trapezing conditions over most of the 3 days. 17 crews attended with some travelling from as far Aberdeen, other talented Hobie sailors joining the regatta from the Royal Channel Islands Yacht Club fleet in Jersey and there were also 5 boats from the local Hobie fleet at Poole Yacht Club.Read more
Enjoy a Wildwind party in the UK - This weekend at Poole Yacht Club.
We are proud to sponsor the return of the Hobie 16 Nationals Championships at Poole. It seems fitting that Poole Yacht Club is hosting the event. The very first Hobie 16 Nationals took place at Poole in 1978, and now 41 years later the regatta has returned to the club. The Hobie 16 fleet at Poole Yacht Club has been steadily growing over the last two years, and the regular Monday racing has provided members with a great couple of seasons. Now that the fleet has found its feet, they are keen to get involved in the wider Hobie community and get some national racing going again.Read more
We are ready for you!! Meet the Team
Meet some of the new team: Nick, Guy, Ollie, Tom Grout, Joe, Mattia, Rick & Eve.Read more
Challenge yourself this summer – it’s good for your Health!
“Scientists have discovered that humans have something they call a “blue mind.” This means that our brains are hardwired to react positively to water. Watching the ocean, listening to the ocean, or being in the ocean, gives the brain a rest from overstimulation. Our brains do not shut down, they simply adjust how they are working, giving them a much-needed break… Often followed by the release of the happiness chemicals – dopamine and serotonin.”Read more
So much more than a sailing holiday!Read more
Brexit... all you need to know but wished you didn't have to ask!!
Whatever happens with Brexit we are heading to Greece this summer for some serious sailing and fun and most of our regular clients have already signed up for their 2019 Wildwind fix. Whether you are already booked or planning a holiday we have put together some Brexit information which we hope you will find useful and allay any fears of problems travelling abroad this summer.Read more
A Wildwind instructor with race winning ambitions
A Wildwind instructor with race winning ambitionsRead more
Wildwind supports sailing talent.Read more
Our German agent Peter Kukla sails across the Atlantic. Here’s his story.Read more
Travelling from Ireland or Scotland? A five star offer for you
Good news if you live in Ireland or Scotland. Wildwind is now offering free supplemental flights to London and accommodation at the Hilton Hotel in Gatwick during the early weeks of the upcoming school holidays!Read more
Our Amazing Fleet - just keeps growing...
Take a look at the ever-expanding Wildwind Fleet. There is a boat or boats to suit everyone's taste!Read more
Joe's Multihull Masterclass - May 12th and 19th.Read more
Special Laser Training Weeks – 5th, 12th and 19th May. (5th May now full)Read more
Meet Wildwind at BOOT 2019 in Düsseldorf
Lilian and Peter from Wildwind can be found in hall 15 G 21, near ProsailRead more
Merry Christmas from the Wildwind Team
A little bit about how Christmas is celebrated in Mauritius and Greece..Read more
What is it that sets Mauritius apart from other tropical Islands?
What is it that makes a holiday in Mauritius so special? A combination of the history, the culture, the people and the food make for a magical holiday experience.Read more
An amazing cat sailing experience at Vassiliki for disabled sailors.
Wildwind's resident Sailmaker Thanos organised a fantastic 2 day event for the Greek Sailability in September. The sailors really enjoyed the thrill of sailing on cats. The event was such a success that they are hoping to organise it again next year and Thanos has been honoured by the National Sailing Club in Greece.Read more
Thanks for joining us in Vassiliki this season
We would like to thank you all for visiting us this season and we look forward to seeing you again next year. Look out for the new prices for 2019 from November 12th.Read more
Warm weather warning!
Flight and early booking deals for our Mauritus Winter Escapes. The quicker you book the better the price!Read more
Pro Sail- Hobie 16
Hear all about the exclusive Pro Sailing event for Hobie 16s in GermanyRead more
The latest newsRead more
Ionian Regatta in September 2018
The annual Ionian regatta takes place on the third Thursday of September and is an event cherished in the Wildwind calendar.Read more
Hobie European Championships 2018
A summary of all the news from the Hobie Europeans in Denmark. Read on for more details of the Hobie 16 UK and European Evenst for next year...Read more
Extreme Sailing in Cardiff – Special Offer for Wildwind guests and friends
If you fancy spectating or even crewing at the Extreme Sailing Series then check out the speical offer for Wildwind Clients. Extreme Sailing Series from 24th-27th August, Cardiff.Read more
Why we love sailing and we are so keen to support it.
This article talks about how we at Wildwind love sailing and how we are keen to support in lots of areas - from sponsorship to promotion and training.Read more
Out and about in Lefkada
A few of our favourite places to see around the beautful Island of Lefkada.Read more
Wildwind Vassiliki’s Centre Manager, Joe Bennett likes to share his passion for all things Vass through his You Tube Channel ‘Joyrider TV.’ Read on to find out about where you can find the latest in You Tube training tutorials.Read more
Our Passion for Live Music
If you have been on a Wildwind holiday you will know how much we enjoy a bit of live music in the evening after a day of sailing. We have 2 great fun evenings of food and live music everyweek at the Wildwind Centre. We also organise special music and sailing weeks every season.Read more
At Wildwind we are serious about Laser Sailing
At Wildwind we love our Lasers, not only do we buy a brand new fleet every year we also support the UK Laser Class Association through sponsorship and we offer intensive race training weeks every season with special guest coaches.Read more
What the papers say about Wildwind
Georgie Corlett- Pitt the Editor of Yachts and Yachting Magazine, (the UK’s leading performance sailing magazine) came out to Vassiliki in August of last year to give the Wildwind experience a thorough test!Read more
The new season is underway...
The new season kicked off with Laser and training weeks - hear all the latest news about the boats and instructors at the start of the 2018 season.Read more
Wildwind and a love affair with Hobie Cats
Learn all about Wildwind's 30 year relationship with Hobie Cat.
Vassiliki + catamarans = lots of fun!!Read more
Wildwind - Where it all started.
If you have been on a Wildwind Holiday you will know what a special place it is, we thought we would share with you the story of how it all began…
A day in the life of Wildwind’s kids club
Hear all about kids club from the parents and kids!!
“Kids club was real highlight for us, seeing our kids (8 & 5) gaining confidence at and having fun on the water.” Adriana, Renewable Energy Instructor
24th June week - A Very Special Date for your Diary
By popular demand we have been persuaded to run the eighth edition of the Vassiliki Watersports Festival this year, and we are delighted to tell you that the amazing band that performed in front of a huge audience on the beach in front of Vassiliki Town Hall have invited themselves back as they loved it so much last year!Read more
Visit Greece in May and you’ll be amazed!
There is no place quite like Greece in May and if you have never experienced it, you must and here’s why…
First of all, you’ll be welcomed more than at any other time. After the long winter break the locals are extremely happy to be seeing clients to be returning to their businesses and enjoying their beautiful island. There are far fewer tourists around at this time of year than there are at the height of summer, so you can take advantage of great service and the feeling of being able to find your own little corner to escape to.
Secondly, there’s s freshness not only in the air but on the beach too. Wake up to a dozen brand new Lasers and our foliing Aeros, as well as our refurbished fleet lovingly prepared for the start of the season.Read more
Catamaran Training Weeks - Get your sailing season off to a flying start this summer!
Our Catamaran training weeks this year run over two weeks: 13th and 20th May. Each week there will be 5 days of ‘intensive’ training giving you a chance to learn from the experts, both on and off the water with exercises on the water and video feedback on land at our beachside bar. These training weeks are available to anyone with at least a year’s club racing experience.Read more
New RYA Foiling Courses available at Vassiliki
At Wildwind we are proud to be one of only a few locations to be offering the RYA pilot Foiling Courses for 2018.
Read on if you would like to pick up some pre-holiday tips and tricks from the Wildwind Team.
Wildwind at London Boat Show 10-14 JanuaryRead more
Hobie hits Holland
It’s one of the biggest sailing regattas of the season: the Hobie 2017 Multiworlds & Europeans. Sponsored by Wildwind, almost 300 boats have registered for the event and Wildwind’s own Simon, Thanos and Hans will compete for the grand prize.Read more
How Does a Catamaran Clinic Help You?
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.Read more
"I don't think I would be where I am today if it wasn't for working at Wildwind." - Tris Best
Continuing with our ex-staff series we recently caught up with Tris Best who founded and runs the OTC UK centre in Weymouth.Read more
Laser Grand Prix Draw Winner Announced!
We were very pleased to sponsor the Laser Grand Prix events last year with a fantastic prize of a week in Vassiliki. The lucky person to win the prize is Neil Garrison from Gretna Green, a member of Bassenthwaite SC, where he is a senior instructor and coach. The draw was taken from all UKLA members who qualified for the Grand Prix 2016. Congratulations to Neil and see you in Vass soon!Read more
The Wildwind Difference: YachtsandYachting.com speak to Base Manager Joe Bennett
Joe Bennett, Base Manager at Wildwind Vassiliki, has now worked for Wildwind for 20 years. Mark Jardine talked to Joe about why people come back time and again to Vassiliki, his own sailing, the Wildwind Cat Training Weeks and what he likes to do on his days off, including his favourite local restaurants.Read more
Wild is the Wind at the Vassiliki Festival
The Vassiliki Festival celebrations are particularly special to us this year as it’s our official 30th Anniversary week and the line-up for the party is just epic. From the 26th June to 2nd July there will be some fantastic off-the-water entertainment and live music including the splendid David Bowie tribute band ‘The Bowie Legacy’.Read more
Spectacular new self-catering villas in Vassiliki
We have some exciting news, we have just acquired some beautiful new accommodation at our Vassiliki centre. Now we not only provide top spec equipment, highly experienced RYA qualified instructors and a location with one of the most reliable wind patterns in the sailing world, but can also offer luxury villa accommodation.Read more
Have you tried foiling yet? Top tips from Marko
In 2016 we invested in foiling kits for some of our Laser fleet, converting the standard everyday Laser in to a flying machine.Read more
Wildwind Sponsor Hobie 2017 Multi Worlds & Europeans
This year the Hobie 2017 Multi Worlds & Europeans will be held in Noordwijk, Holland (a.k.a. ‘the beach of Amsterdam’) on the 20-29 July and we are proud to announce that we are once again sponsoring the event. We will be supporting ZV Noordwijk, in partnership with VR Sport Media, in the production of daily social media and video reports, and we will also be offering 2x one week holidays to our Vassiliki centre and 2x one-week holidays to our Mauritius centre as prizes (all excluding flights).Read more
Wildwind Sponsored Y&Y Awards 2017 Winners Announced
After thousands of votes cast by readers of Yachts & Yachting magazine, the Wildwind sponsored 2017 Yachts & Yachting Awards were presented Thursday 12 January at the London Boat Show.Read more
Y&Y London Boat Show Awards sponsored by Wildwind
If you are planning a trip to the London Boat Show this January why not come along on the afternoon of Thursday January 12th.Read more
Laser Intensive Training Weeks 7 May & 21 May
Once again, we are starting our season with our intensive Laser and Catamaran Training weeks for anyone who’d like to really kick start their summer sailing season off.Read more
Catamaran Intensive Training Weeks – May 14-21st and 21-28th
If you’re interested in getting your sailing season off to a flying start, then why not join in with one of our intensive catamaran training weeks, May 14-21st and May 21-28th, we usually fill up fast so don’t miss out and call us now to check availability.Read more
Best wishes from all of us at the Wildwind team, wherever you might be…
HAPPY CHRISTMAS AND A WONDERFUL NEW YEARRead more
Wildwind's 30th Birthday and Vass Festival
Yes, Wildwind will be 30 next year!
30 years since Simon Morgan, the company’s founder, took a sabbatical from work in London, took in a few major sailing events including a 727 mile non-stop race in a Hobie 16 from Miami to Fort Walton beach, and eventually drove his VW campervan to a windy place called Vassiliki…and never looked back!Read more
Ex-staff Series: Stew Edge
It's often said that it’s the Wildwind staff that make our holidays so enjoyable… and we have been lucky enough to have employed some truly wonderful individuals. One of our favourites is Stew Edge who has proven himself in some of the world’s toughest environments by sailing across the Atlantic, climbing Mount Everest and fulfilling a life long dream of crossing Antarctica. We recently asked him about his time at Wildwind…Read more
WOW – WHAT AN EVENT!
174 catamarans have been gracing the Austrian Lake Neusiedl this week with one of Europe’s most important regattas of the year – The Hobie Cat MultiEuropean Championships.Read more
You just don’t get this anywhere else!
What an amazing season so far – check out these pics and vids.Read more
Joe Bennett riding the wind in Vassiliki
Check out these videos that our beach manager Joe Bennett recently posted – a small example of the fun that can be had in Vassiliki on a windy day!Read more
Wildwind Kids' Club with Sarah Tutton
In the world of the Wildwind kids' club there’s no such thing as a ‘typical day’, we pride ourselves on tailoring each week to the abilities and interests of the kids, with so many different characters it would be boring to always do the same thing! However, Sarah Tutton, who runs our kids’ club, has been kind enough to give us a small taster of some of the activities we offer to make a Wildwind holiday one to remember for all the family…Read more
The man on the beach - Joe Bennett. Catamaran Intensive Training Weeks.
Open to anyone with at least a season's racing experience, Wildwind’s manager and resident expert Joe Bennett will guide you through all aspects of setting up your boat, tuning it properly for a regatta and how to sail it as fast as possible on every point of sail.Read more
The Laser Expert – Aaron Smith. Laser Intensive Training Weeks.
If you’re interested in starting your sailing season off in a winning position, then why not join in with one of our intensive Laser training weeks. Open to anyone with at least a season's racing experience.Read more
Wildwind Former Employee Kitesurf/skis to South PoleRead more
MAY TRAINING WEEKS 2016
May 8-15 and May 15-22 Catamaran and Laser Intensive Training Weeks - These 2 weeks are usually sold out quickly as they are a great way to kick start your sailing season. Open to anyone with at least a season's racing experience our resident experts will show you how to get the most out of your boats, and how to sail them on all points of sail in the fastest possible way.Read more
Update on the Greek financial situation – 8th August
So far life in Vassiliki has been almost unaffected by the Greek 'crisis'. All the shops, bars and restaurants in the village are open and trading; most of the shops will still take card payments but the bars and restaurants are reluctant to take card payments.Read more
World Champion at WildwindWe are extremely lucky to have Bryony Bennett Adams, current 420 World Champion, on the WW teaching staff early in the season (and we are trying to persuade her to stay longer) Bryony is looking to fund a 49er Olympic campaign so don’t be surprised to see a jar of donations on the bar for her. We MAY have Bryony available to teach youths who really want to boost their sailing skills on a more personal basis during the peak season – more news to follow on the next newsletter. Read more
Youth Training with current world champion this summer
We are extremely fortunate to have the current 420 World champion, Bryony Bennett Lloyd working as a member of staff at Wildwind this season. Bryony has to return home at the end of June to compete in the SB3 Nationals - after that she is keen to return to Vassiliki but she also needs to raise funds for her 2020 Tokyo Olympic campaign in the new 49er FX class – so we are offering 4 lucky WW youths each week from July 6th to get personal instruction from Bryony – at a cost of £100 per youth per week to be paid directly to Bryony to support her campaign.
If you are interested in having your kids take advantage of this very special opportunity then please contact Simon Morgan, Wildwind founder, at firstname.lastname@example.org in the first instance.
PS See Bryony on video at the ISAF Worlds 2013 here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdQDLBLYZL8Read more
Laster Training Weeks 2014
Chris Gowers, top British Olympic coach specialising in Laser training (he coached Paul Goodison to a gold medal!) returns yet again to Vassiliki on May 12th.Read more
Intensive Catamaran training
Joe Bennet, Wildwind manager of nearly twenty years, and himself a top catamaran racer (Top 10 in both Hobie Tiger and Tornado World championships) and avid student of Kostas, will be running a catamaran intensive training weeks on May 4th predominantly for Tiger, F18, Tornado sailors while on June 9th he’ll be joined by Wildwind founder and former British Hobie 16 National champion when Simon will also be able to provide additional input on his boat of choice.Read more
Wildwind Seven Weeks of Speed!
This year we’re introducing speed trails to the beach in Vassiliki, running from now until the end of August.Read more
The Vassiliki Watersports Festival – Results and Full Report
The Vassiliki watersports festival was another success, featuring two days of top racing in winds ranging from 15 to 40 knots!Read more
Wildwind Speed Freaks Challenge 2013 – win a free sailing holiday plus club cash!
In association with YachtsandYachting.com we are delighted to announce the Wildwind Speed Freaks Challenge 2013. This contest is open to any sailor in the UK. We are looking for the fastest sailor in 3 categories: dinghy, catamaran and open.Read more
Vassiliki Watersports Festival 2013 will be wetter than ever
The Vassiliki Watersports Festival will this year be taking place from June 25-30.Read more