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Nautica Bay Beach Club

All this is included with our Beach Club Holidays, as standard.

What’s included?

 

 

Tuition change: For 2019, there will be 1 free beginner/Intermediate ‘Starter’ lesson. For 2018, 5 days lessons are still inclusive

Useful extras

Lots of useful extras can be booked before departure or on arrival at the club

  • Youth Squad 5 day: £169 (1 wk) £289 (2 wk)
  • Private lessons: sailing/windsurfing: 1hr one-to-one £29 | 2hrs one-to-one £49 1hr one-to-two £49 | 2hrs one-to-two £69
  • Dinghy Foiling First Flight £89
  • Dinghy Foiling Sustained Flight £295 (min group size 2)
  • Excursions (boat trips, tours) booked on arrival

About the Beach Club

  • Beachfront Hotel
  • 150 bedrooms, all ensuite (twin, triple, family quad rooms)
  • Wi-Fi (free) in public areas (limited access in bedrooms)
  • Beautiful sea views
  • Porto Heli: 10 min walk (along the beachfront)
  • Beach bar & Sun loungers

Facilities:

Swimming pool, restaurant, pool bar, beach bar, lawn-gardens, hotel reception, Active Kids Club and kids play area, sun loungers, Wi-Fi, open-air restaurant (looking over the sea), crazy golf, tennis courts (racquets at reception), table tennis and pool tables, gym and wellness suite (jacuzzi)

Rooms:

Twin and doubles, triple and family quad and interconnecting bedrooms, ensuite bathroom, sea views, balcony or terrace, fridge, air-conditioning, tea/coffee-making facilities (on request). Junior suites also available in the front of the hotel for a supplement, (two adjoining rooms, direct sea views) - ask our sales team for more.

Ocean Elements Kids Club

Our guests love our Ocean Elements Kids Club which is why we also include it (for free) in all our centres. It’s run by our own British childcare staff and RYA instructors and it’s only for Ocean Elements guests, so it’s nice and exclusive. Your kids will make lots of new friends, but don’t blame us when they won’t want to leave!

As always, it’s free for you to join and we’ll keep your little-uns’ nicely entertained with water sports, sailing tasters and joyrides and lots of land-based activities and games. Youth Squad is a pre-bookable extra, and is more dedicated RYA windsurf and sailing coaching, all week.

  • • Sea Urchins: Age 4-7 (Free) 
  • • Sea Tigers: Age 8-12 (Free) 
  • • Teens’ Club: Age 13-17 (Free) 
  • • RYA Youth Squad 5 days: £169 (1 week) £289 (2 weeks)
  • • Opening hours: 09:30-17:30 with a break for lunch (5 days/week)
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Beach Club Kit

We kit our Ocean Elements water sports and activity centres out with more kit than you can shake a kayak paddle at. And as our Specialist Sailing Centre, Porto Heli is very well-stocked for sailing. All our kit is in top shape and free for Ocean Elements guests (only) to use.

90 + Windsurf boards

Starboard Rio (M, L & XL) 

Starboard GO (151-171 litres) 

Starboard Carve (141)

Starboard Futura (124-134)

Starboard Atom (120-140)

Starboard Isonics (117)

100 + Windsurf sails

Tushingham:
Start, Easy & Dino (2.0 - 4.7) ; Rock, Bolt, Lightning (3.7 - 8.5)

Dinghies
  • • Laser Pico Fleet
  • • Laser 1 Fleet (Full, Radial & 4.7 rigs)
  • • Laser Bahia's
  • • Laser Vago
  • • RS 16 Catamaran
  • • RS 16 Catamaran
  • • RS 100's
  • • RS 200's
  • • RS 500
  • • RS Aero's, adapted for use with Glide Free Foils
Paddlesports 

RED & Starboard Paddlboards various sizes 

Perception kayaks (sit on-top kayaks) 

Bikes

Specialized Pitch Comp 650b (2017-18 bikes)

Porto Heli Wind Information

Typical pattern:
  • • Mornings: F1-2 
  • • Afternoons: F2-4

Porto Heli is a mecca for sailing and great for beginner to intermediate windsurfing. The general pattern in Porto Heli is a Force 1-2 onshore wind in the morning, changing to a Force 2-4 cross shore wind in the afternoon. Expect winds up to Force 4 regularly, especially outside the bay where we can sometimes arrange for our Performance boats to be sailed.

In high summer, the Meltemi can override this pattern and provide stronger winds. The enclosed nature of the bay offers safe and secure sailing and windsurfing for all levels.

There is some great Intermediate & Expert sailing to be enjoyed, especially in our performance dinghies, which can always plane in the right hands in under 10 knots of breeze!

Inclusive Tuition & RYA courses

  • 5 half-days of tuition (RYA courses) are free
  • Private Tuition from £29/Hr

We include tuition with all our holidays and it is delivered as a full, 5 half-day RYA course so you can go home with a new internationally recognised qualification at the end of your stay. It’s a great way to learn and you get to meet lots of other guests in these group lessons.

We don’t include free courses for Level 3 and 4 Windsurfing, but you can top up your expert windsurf skills in our private lessons (from £29/Hr) with our RYA instructors.

Inclusive RYA courses

Start Sailing & Windsurfing
  • Level 1 RYA Sailing  - FREE
  • Level 1 Start Windsurfing - FREE
  • 3hrs/day for 5 days

We’ll teach you basics about sailing or windsurfing, the equipment and the controls, sailing/windsurfing a triangular course, turning around, safety & fun! 

Level 2
  • Level 2 RYA Sailing ‘Basic Skills’  - FREE
  • Level 2 RYA Intermediate ‘non-planing’ Windsurfing - FREE
  • 3hrs/day for 5 days

Sailing: Sailing in moderate winds, your first gybes and advanced tacks, man overboard recovery, picking up a mooring, sailing backwards, trapezing, an introduction to spinnakers & more!

Windsurfing: We'll introduce new equipment and techniques such as beach starts, fast tacks and the harness. All in preparation for high wind blasting

Tuition and RYA courses

Level 3

  • Level 3 RYA ‘Intermediate’ Sailing - FREE
  • Level 3 RYA Intermediate ‘planing’ Windsurfing - Pay for extra
  • 3hrs/day for 5 days

Sailing: Same content as Level 2 but fine-tuning those skills: rigging, launching, sailing in all directions. An introduction to advanced modules via taster-sessions; like spinnakers.

Windsurfing: This course builds on all your skills to get the board planing and emphasises technique for blasting control; getting your feet in the foot straps and an introduction to the carve gybe. Beach starts may be taught in this course or as a separate clinic.

Level 4
  • Level 4 RYA ‘Advanced Modules’ Sailing - FREE
  • Level 4 RYA ‘Advanced Modules’ Windsurfing - Pay for extra
  • Available 3hrs/day for 5 days

Sailing: Advanced kit tuning, spinnakers, race tactics, rudderless sailing, roll tacking, roll gybing and requests!

Windsurfing: Focus on planing techniques, water starts, carve gybes, bump and jump, basic freestyle and any requests

What’s the beach like?

The beach in Porto Heli is private to the hotel and has lots of sand. It also shelves gently into the water which is great for swimming, kids and launching boats. With waist deep crystal-clear waters it allows easy water sports and safe swimming for all ages. 

There’s also a beach bar for drinks and sun loungers galore. We love to take a paddleboard or a bike to go and explore the bay and surrounding area for neighbouring beaches.

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