Greek Sailing Holidays
Stormforce Coaching (Peloponnese) is based in the Greek town of Porto Heli on the Argolic Peninsula. Our holidays are aimed at couples and families alike and can be tailored to meet your specific requirements.
During your holiday with us you will stay in one of our four self-catering apartments, a short walk or cycle ride away from our beach and the town centre. Included in the holiday is training every morning (multi-hull, dinghy or windsurf) and full use of all of the kit every afternoon. We will also give you full use of one of our town bikes for the duration of your stay (subject to height).
These sailing holidays give you the freedom to join in with training sessions on the beach, make use of the kit, soak up the sun or simply enjoy the Greek culture. Unlike large tour operators, we ask you to choose which day of the week you would like to arrive, how long you wish to stay for and which day you want to leave. Most guests opt for a 1 or 2 week stay as this usually helps with getting the best flight deals, although we are completely flexible.
Flights to Athens from the UK depart from Manchester twice a week and from London daily. Guests book their own flights and transfers and choose the studio combination that best suits them at the time of booking. Families generally book two adjacent studios. As we only have four studios you are guaranteed an individual service and a holiday tailored to your needs. You can hire a mountain bike during your stay for exploring further afield, we give you full use of our fleet of multi hulls, dinghies, windsurfers and kayaks. Its up to you how little or much you sail, sightsee and soak up the sun.
Our water sports centre is situated on the largest sandy beach in Porto Heli Bay. It is populated with sun-loungers and parasols for chilling in the shade and a beach bar for all your refreshment needs. Our boats and boards are all kept on the waters edge so that minimum time is spent launching.
Dinghy & Multi Hull Sailing
The sailing is suitable for all levels of experience. While we are happy to run courses for beginners, we recommend that you attend a two or four day course with us in the UK prior to your holiday if you have not sailed before. Our resort is particularly popular with those who can already dinghy sail and would like to take up multi-hull sailing.
Our resort is suitable for beginner and intermediate windsurfing and we have a wide range of boards available and pre-rigged rigs waiting for you. We can provide instruction or you can take the kit out for a blast with the knowledge that our beach team and safety boat will be on hand if required.
Mountain Biking is a great way to explore the area, with some amazing terrain to cover in and around Porto Heli. We have a fleet of seven performance bikes for hire for mountain biking. We can also provide a bike guide (charged extra in resort) if required. In addition to our performance bikes, we also have a fleet of town bikes for use around the town and each guest is welcome to borrow a bike for the duration of their stay. Of course, if you want to bring your own bike to explore the area, then feel free!
The solo and tandem kayaks are there for you to use: take them for a paddle between sails, no experience required.
Diving & Snorkelling
We work with two local diving schools and scuba diving can be booked in resort (not included).
Water-ski and wake boarding sessions or lessons are available in resort at preferential rates to our guests. Likewise, there is a range of towed inflatables available for hire. You can of course try all of the activities or focus on just one activity if you prefer.
Day Trip & Car Hire
If you have family members who don't want to sail or mountain bike every day then there are plenty of other things to do to keep them entertained. There are boat trips daily to the Islands of Spetse, Hydra and Poros with tours of these towns, historical sights and chances to go shopping. A popular day trip is to the Amphitheatre at Epidavros. All of these trips can be booked through the beach team in resort, likewise cars are available hire by the day or week.
Restaurants & Evenings
The town centre has a wide range of restaurants allowing you to choose between local Greek food and more traditional Western meals for the less adventurous. Seafood is a local speciality and there are plenty of fresh Mediterranean salads. Likewise there are many bars to choose between.
The fleet is continually updated but currently includes the following:
- 1 Laser 1
- 5 Laser Picos
- 1 Comet Trio
- 1 Laser 2000
- 1 Laser 4000
- 1 RS 200
- 2 RS 400
- 2 Hobie Catsy (9')
- 1 Hobie Advance (12')
- 1 Hobie Twixxy (13')
- 2 Hobie 15 Club (15')
- 2 Solo Kayaks
- 7 Tandem Kayaks
- 2 Hi-Fly Motion
- 2 F2 Discovery
- 10 Assorted Town Bikes
- 7 Adult Gary Fisher Mountain Bikes
- 2 Children's Gary Fisher Mountain Bikes
You will be staying in one of our four studio apartments; the apartments are a few minutes walk or cycle ride from the beach. Each studio has its own kitchen, en-suite bathroom and private balcony, as well as use of a communal lounge and BBQ area. Each studio sleeps two or three and they all have wireless broadband connection.
- Self catering accommodation in our studio apartments, a short walk/cycle from both the town centre and our private beach.
- Wireless Broadband connection at the accommodation.
- A town bike for the duration of your stay.
- Full use of our dinghy, multi hull, windsurf and kayak fleet.
- Multi Hull, dinghy or windsurf coaching sessions every morning from British instructors, (alternatively free use of all of the kit above).
- Use of buoyancy aids and safety equipment
What's Not Included
- Flights and transfers
- Basic food pack on arrival (water, juice, bread, ham, cheese etc).
- Additional afternoon dinghy, multi hull or windsurf coaching.
- 2 day RYA Dinghy or Multi-hull Start Sailing (Level 1) course in the UK before your holiday.
- 2 day RYA Dinghy or Multi-hull Basic Skills (Level 2) course in the UK before your holiday.
- 4 day RYA Dinghy or Multi-hull Level 1 and 2 course in the UK before your holiday.
How To Book
Let us know by email or phone which dates you would like and how many are in your party. We will check availability and assuming we have space will provisionally book your holiday. We will hold this provisional booking for 48 hours to give you a chance to confirm flights with your chosen airline. Having booked your flights you can then confirm details with us and pay for your holiday. We take card payment over the phone. Please see our standard terms and conditions regarding cancellations etc.
Availability & Season
Our centre opens on the 1st March and our season runs through to 30th November. The town is a popular tourist destination in the summer, particularly during the months of July and August. While there is plenty to do, some of the bars and restaurants are only open between April and October. We are prepared to take group bookings outside of our season, POA.
Please call the office on 02380 231 122 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, or to book this course.
Test your Knowledge!
Fancy trying your luck on one of our Quizzes?Take a Quiz!
- Team Stormforce take home a trophy from the Manches Cup! More
Great Race Results from the RORC Cervantes Trophy as the 2013 RORC Fastnet campaign gets underwayMore
- Now recruiting for the Stormforce Coaching Internship programme beginning September 2013... More
- 1st place race results to shout about! More