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Sailing Regatta Week

Our next regatta week will take place at Phokaia Beach Resort next summer on 13th June 2020. Designed for anyone interested in dinghy racing (with the emphasis on ‘racing’) be it to learn, improve or just looking to have some fun racing. This week involves a variety of fun and competitive dinghy and multihull racing, coupled with race tuition, clinics and feedback sessions to boost your performance.

Racing for everyone

Aimed at all levels of competence, our intention is to introduce those that have never raced, to the techniques, tactics and rules of racing while keeping things simple and enjoyable. For more experienced sailors with some racing experience we look to stimulate and push you forward, looking at your boat handling, tactics and rig tuning to improve your positioning in the fleet.

Hints and tips from expert instructors 

Our team of expert instructors are on hand to assist and guide sailors from the beach to the start line and round the courses. They will also be on the water to give hints and tips in addition to the usual level of safety. This fun week has an emphasis on taking part and enjoying the racing in a safe environment.

View the Regatta Week sample programme or for further information on our sailing programme visit sailing holidays.

Entry level, sessions and clinics

Entry level

RYA Start Sailing Level 1 or Young Sailors Scheme Stage 1 & 2 (at least) or equivalent standard is required for entry to this regatta week.

Sessions and clinics

Each morning there will be demonstrations of techniques by our expert waterfront team. Clinics and sessions designed to teach and improve racing techniques are offered throughout the week for anyone participating in the regatta week. 


Clinics are tailored to the days events on the water and key areas of racing. After each session on the water there will be group debriefs on what has been practiced and learnt.

Q&A sessions

Each evening, the "official" race team will be hosting a Q&A session at the beach bar, as well as sharing sailing stories of the day.

Beginner sessions

On the first two days of the sailing regatta there are beginner and intermediate race coaching sessions. The beginner sessions work on key aspects and will help participants get started.

  • Introduction to racing
  • Learning to start and how to race the first beat (first leg of race)
  • Start line practice
  • The downwind leg of the race
  • Lay lines (learning how to have the best start to the race)
  • Basic tactics and rules
  • On water coaching
  • Mark rounding (to sail the course as quickly as possible)
  • 5 essentials (improve participants racing)

Intermediate sessions

On the first two days of the sailing regatta there are beginner and intermediate race coaching sessions. The intermediate sessions work on key aspects and will help individuals improve.

  • Better starts and mark rounding
  • Tuning to conditions (adapting your boat to the wind to go faster)
  • Upwind and downwind tactics
  • Applying the rules whilst racing
  • Upwind and downwind boat handling
  • Applying the rules whilst racing
  • On water coaching
  • Short courses and multiple starts


There will be an array of races from fun and team races to a morning and afternoon series of races including singlehanded fleet racing, handicapped racing and at the end of the week the Mark Warner 'Big Race'.

Racing is spread across the week and will be run both in the mornings and afternoons ensuring everyone has the opportunity to take part and compete - in addition to fitting around any other activities or childcare requirements. Feel free to dip in and out as much or as little of the racing as you like, signing up in the morning for that days racing events.

Sailing craft

We anticipate the following equipment for the race week however please note this is a guide and boats may change.

  • 12 x Laser Picos
  • 12 x RS Zests
  • 12 x Lasers
  • 4 x Laser Darts
  • 2 x RS Cat 16s
  • 2 x Laser Bahia's
  • 2 x RS Quest
  • 3 x RS Aero's
  • 6 x Bugs (Youth Boat)

Evening socials & presentation

Enjoy a welcome regatta dinner on the second evening of your holiday allowing everyone to mix and celebrate the racing. Every evening at 7.30pm join our pre-dinner drinks at the bar. An additional regatta dinner towards the latter part of the week takes place at one of our speciality restaurants.

Racing results are posted each evening enabling all competitors to see where they were placed during the days racing. On the last night of your holiday and the race finale day, a prize giving takes place.

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