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Newly Rebuilt Lady E Returns to Charter Market

Super Yachts Charters - Thu, 03/26/2020 - 12:00
Newly Rebuilt Lady E Returns to Charter Market Classic Amels superyacht Lady E is close to completing a huge rebuild project, and will return to the waters this summer when she will be available to charter through Burgess.

The 2006-built superyacht has been undergoing a huge winter refit programme at the Pendennis shipyard in Falmouth, which has seen her length extended from 69m to 74.5m. Some incredible new social spaces have been installed under this project, not least being a brand new sea-level Beach Club.

The Beach Club comes complete with a full bar, lounge and shower, while its water-line location brings guests closer to the sea action. It provides the perfect area to hop-off water toys and tenders, of which Lady E has plenty, to enjoy a relaxing drink and lounge under the sun.

The extensive arsenal of water toys and tenders has been bolstered by the addition of the Wajer 55s, a powerful yet quiet 18m tender that is joystick operated. Elsewhere, a Super Air Nautique G23 provides another high-performance option to take to the water, while there is a plethora of jet skis, sea bobs and other exciting water toys to choose from.

Not all of the new features are quite so high-octane, with the sun deck fitted out with a new steam room, massage parlour and beauty room for quiet and indulgent down time. The sun deck also boasts a large jacuzzi as well as a fully equipped gym, all of which can be accessible from the yacht’s elevator.

Much of the excitement around Lady E’s launch in 2006 surrounded the exquisite interior design by Walter Franchini, and the immaculate styling remains intact. The entertainment offering on the bridge and main saloon has been upgraded to offer a home cinema experience perfect for family time, while the sky lounge will be the ideal spot for daytime fun. Lady E will accommodate up to 12 guests in 6 luxurious suites, comprising of a main deck VIP suite along with four elegant guest suites on the lower deck.

We are excited to see Lady E return to action in June, and with such an array of exhilarating features she makes for a stellar superyacht on the brokerage market.

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Yacht Management: The Swisspath Way

Super Yachts Charters - Wed, 03/25/2020 - 16:30
Yacht Management: The Swisspath Way Swisspath Yachting is a firm with one dedicated focus; to simplify the many complexities and questions surrounding the world of yacht charter and management, in order to allow for the smoothest and most efficient customer journey. Now with an expanded portfolio of services, we took another look at how Swisspath Yachting aims to provide an all-inclusive solution for any yacht management queries.

As part of its new Expedition Planning and Concierge services, Swisspath Yachting now provide a dedicated travel and expedition planner to assist in itinerary development. This holistic approach includes bespoke research and itinerary planning, pre-arrangement of hotels, transfers and other activities, as well as thorough research into local regulations should any permits or licenses be required. The benefits such a service adds to the yachting experience are manifold, in light of the rise of explorer yachting as a phenomenon.

Boris de Bel, Managing Director of Swisspath Yachting, uses the example of one client who took advantage of the service, in looking to circumnavigate the highly regulated areas of the Galapagos, Antarctic Peninsula and other off-the-beaten-path destinations. ‘Many of these destinations have a unique set of regulations, with some archipelagos having rules imposed by local tribes which differ from island to island and thus require research, advance planning and local knowledge.’

And with all of the paperwork, planning, and a dedicated concierge service extending even to personal jet travel taken care for you, this new service truly aims to make the seemingly impossible undertaking easier than ever before.

Aside from logistics planning, Swisspath Yachting has also extended its breach into the fiscal realm. With advanced assistance in fiscal and VAT matters, Swisspath Yachting will advise on the optimal tax structure for ownership and yacht operation. The new service also covers the capacity for free circulation in the EU – the rules around which are intricate and specialist – as well as reviewing and implementing a VAT scheme for importation and use of the yacht in EU waters, where applicable.

Boris de Bel reported that the service was born out of dissatisfaction with those provided by other yacht management services, in an area where regulations differ from country to country and the slightest mistake can prove costly. Swisspath Yachting, ‘having both Yachting and Tax expertise under the same roof’ holds a distinctive edge in this regard over other yacht management companies, and have ‘control over the process from start to finish and can thus ensure that nothing slips through the cracks’.

The above extension of logistics planning and fiscal services by Swisspath Yachting cements its position as a global leader in the field of yacht management, taking the strain away from owners and charterers and leaving them free to enjoy the pleasures of yachting.

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Top adventure athletes that do yoga, pilates or piyo. What is Piyo?

Windsurfing - Tue, 03/17/2020 - 12:46

Leading sports people do everything they can to perform at their peak. Which is why there are many top adventure athletes that do yoga, pilates and piyo. ‘What is piyo?’ we can hear you asking – we’ll get to that  shortly. Top sports people love to practice yoga, pilates and...

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More fun at Denbigh

Booker Gliding - Mon, 03/16/2020 - 21:58
Today was good fun. We started with thermals all along the ridge, then they died and the ridge started working, and we finished the day with some pre-frontal wave with climbs to 8,000ft or so. Here are some pics:

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Moel Famau again

Booker on tour - Spring expedition

Booker Gliding - Sun, 03/15/2020 - 17:20
Here we are again at Lleweni Parc, near Denbigh in North Wales, where our Duo Discus 315 has spent the winter. Chris Gill the CFI says he has ordered up some nice weather for us and it's certainly be OK so far. Yesterday there was a bit of wave and today the ridge and thermals were working well. Here are a few pictures of the local scenery.

Bob Smith's view of the coast from wave yesterday
Richard's view today from a bit lower down
Jubilee Tower on top of Moel Famau, highest hill in the Clwydian range.
The tower was built in 1810 for the Jubilee of George III
Meanwhile back at Booker we are open, and operating whenever the weather allows, so come along and get out in the fresh air and fly.

SuperyachtsMonaco on Stability Amidst Uncertainty

Super Yachts Charters - Mon, 03/09/2020 - 17:20
SuperyachtsMonaco on Stability Amidst Uncertainty As any reader will already be well aware, the world news in recent weeks has centred almost exclusively around one topic; the economic, social and cultural repercussions of the global spread of COVID-19. We caught up with SuperYachtsMonaco to discuss exactly how recent health concerns are affecting the charter market, and were reassured to find the answer to be one of stability amidst times of deep uncertainty.

More than any other, the travel industry has taken an undeniably large hit as a result of the actions taken in precaution to the spread of the Coronavirus around the world, and very few within the industry remain unaffected by such.

The timing of the coronavirus outbreak is far from opportune however, and there is even a good portion of stubborn holiday-goers who will consider undertaking the major health and safety risks for the sake of enjoying their summer holidays – perhaps understandably.

For those families fortunate enough to consider a superyacht charter this summer, Jim Evans affirmed that in fact the brokerage has seen ‘an increased demand that has surprised us’ as high net worth individuals appreciate and opt for the privacy, security and safety of a superyacht charter now more than ever.

Amidst mass cancellations within the travel industry, as holiday-goers opt to avoid the confined spaces and unregulated movement inherently entailed within commercial jet travel, a superyacht charter offers more than a few advantages.

Security agents and personal physicians are just a few of the options considerable to uphold personal health and safety during a charter, while measures to control the environment are considered as standard – for example deliveries only ever being brought onboard by the permanent crew. This is not to mention personal hygiene and the upkeep of the vessel ranking as the highest of the crew’s priorities, assuring that a superyacht charter always offers the most controlled environment while its guests are left free to enjoy the experience without any such concern.

The freedom and mobility of a superyacht charter has always been one of its most desirable points of appeal; in the current climate, this freedom of selection has never been such a high priority. Jim reported, “We are seeing clients requesting charter itineraries that start in countries with only a low incidence of the Coronavirus such as Croatia, Montenegro and Greece.  Clearly there is some reluctance to engage with Italy at the moment.”

Jim also commented on an increase in requests to far-flung destinations – the likes of Norway, Greenland and Iceland, whose low population and untouched shores have attracted attention in recent years regardless, with the undeniable surge in explorer yachting.  

“We are monitoring trends day by day but would not be surprised to see charters occurring in more unusual places which are off the beaten track and further removed from busy areas,” Jim commented.

For those determined to keep their summer plans firmly in place, the benefits of a superyacht charter are somewhat irresistible. With ultimate choice in destination at your whim, booking your charter with brokerage firms such as SuperyachtsMonaco comes complete with the best possible advice on the current situation, as well as a full range of yacht and destination options to enjoy in the coming months.

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Chartering in the East Med onboard M/Y Air

Super Yachts Charters - Wed, 03/04/2020 - 14:00
Chartering in the East Med onboard M/Y Air The melting pot of culture, lifestyle and history that is the Eastern Mediterranean will forever be a revered superyacht destination. An abundance of colourful coasts and vibrant towns all contribute to the intriguing individuality of each country in this region, providing a pure escape that is never too far from Europe’s major cities.

There is no more luxurious way to discover the hidden treasures of the Eastern Mediterranean than onboard M/Y Air, one of the largest Feadship yachts available for charter. Air is the epitome of the ‘floating palace’, providing 81-metres of complete exclusivity and an enviable base from which to discover the charm and unspoilt paradises of Montenegro, Croatia, Greece and Turkey.  

Built by the Dutch shipyard in 2011, Air is a staple of simplicity and sophistication, the work of Remi Tessier Design to carve out a minimalistic interior that is brought to life by eye-catching artwork and flowing natural light through the large windows and doorways. The matt black hull makes air a striking and powerful figure on the waters, almost as good a view as can be seen from the Owner’s private observation lounge, which overlooks the eight-metre pool on the expansive main deck forward area.  

For a quiet retreat spending time onboard, Air offers plenty of entertainment to cover all moods. Stepping inside, the 21-strong crew will be on hand to ensure the guests are well-pampered. Workouts in the gym can be followed by a wind-down in the steam room and a professional massage room. Around her exterior a seemingly endless supply of perfect sunbathing spots will provide guests with the only issue during their stay, deciding where to lounge. Air provides a sumptuous setting to enjoy everything that the East Med has to offer, from natural gifts such as the picturesque Greek Islands, to the dainty Ephesus in Turkey, one of the best-preserved ancient cities.

The Eastern Mediterranean superyacht destinations offer exclusivity that compliments the private nature of M/Y Air. With world class berthing facilities and luxury hotels galore, and such a vast array of contrasting landscapes all concentrated in one region, this is an unrivalled superyacht hub. For an experience that will live long in the memory, look no further than a charter in the East Med onboard 81m Air.

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Top Destinations for a Spring Charter

Super Yachts Charters - Thu, 02/20/2020 - 11:00
Top Destinations for a Spring Charter With the spring season upon us, we take a look at some of the most inviting destinations worth visiting, as well as the best charter superyachts available to make the adventure one to savour. Whether it be adrenaline-fuelled adventures or a serene escape, these destinations have you covered.

Location: Maldives | Superyacht: Cloudbreak

The Maldives are known as the pearls of the Indian Ocean, and for good reason. A collection of 26 breath-taking atolls, The Maldives provide the perfect blend of natural beauty and luxury indulgence.

For Superyacht owners, the experience is enhanced by the possibility of reaching areas inaccessible to other others, making it a purely exclusive escape. Such a mission is best reached on an explorer vessel, and there are very few on the market that can match the standards of 72.50m superyacht Cloudbreak. Delivered by Abeking & Rasmussen in 2016, Cloudbreak is best suited for daring voyages to exotic lands. Six sumptuous staterooms welcome 12 guests to enjoy prime standards of luxury, while a large sundeck featuring an inviting open-air pool is the ideal place to bask under the sun and enjoy the tranquil ocean around you.  

No visit to the Maldives is complete without some high-octane thrills and scuba diving. From pools of dolphins and sharks to face-to-face encounters with rays, turtles and lobsters, Maldives boasts a rich sea life that will leave you with plenty of stories to tell. Cloudbreak’s comprehensive arsenal of toys and tenders ensures guests are never short of options for taking to the water.

Available with SuperyachtsMonaco, who have managed the superyacht from construction to charter, Cloudbreak is no doubt one of the most suitable yachts for uncovering the Maldives.

Location: Bahamas | Superyacht: Bella Vita

The Bahamas is now a well-established luxury destination and a favourite among superyacht owners and charterers.

The island’s laid-back yet vibrant culture that radiates from the friendly natives, so guests are treated to just as much entertainment on land as they are when exploring the stunning cruising grounds of the Caribbean. A culture too strong to ever falter to foreign influences, The Bahamas is a unique spot for those open to embracing indigenous festivities and festivals, offering everything from African drum rhythms to Bahmanian Goombay.

Luxury abodes are plentiful for those visiting by superyacht as the country is well-equipped with state-of-the-art marina facilities. There are no qualms for those visiting on large superyachts with places like Albany Marina on hand to provide world-class facilities that leave owners and captains at peace about the care given to the yacht, while guests can freely explore the hidden treasures on both land and at sea.

Lurssen’s 75.40 superyacht Bella Vita offers a floating palace like no other, sleeping 12 guests while also holding a 22-strong crew to service their every need. Bella Vita’s lavish setting is the perfect way to enjoy The Bahamas and the Caribbean region, and can be chartered through Moran Yacht & Ship.

Location: Great Barrier Reef | Superyacht: Manifiq

The world’s largest coral reef and one of the seven natural wonders of the world, the Great Barrier Reef sells itself. Located conveniently between the mainland towns of Port Douglas and Bundaberg, the Great Barrier Reef is the paramount of maritime beauty.

The only dilemma that guests will face is factoring in enough time to explore the 3000+ coral reef systems, so it is best to come well-prepared with equipment that will make the most of the experience. On such a note, Mondomarine’s 40.50m Manifiq is available for charter in the region and boasts a plethora of toys for all purposes. Paddle boards, kayaks and seabobs are just a few options that guests can take advantage of. Wind-down time is not amiss onboard Manifiq, with a sky-lounge cinema room and a spacious sundeck area ready to greet guests on their return from adventure.

The benefits of exploring the Great Barrier Reef’s picturesque islands are unquestioned, but there is also so much more to explore at just a short cruise away. For example, The Whitsundays offer unprecedented cruising ground and opportunities to anchor in a quiet area where that the eyes can never be sore of seeing. Staying longer isn’t an issue as unrivalled refit and maintenance facilities are in abundance around Queensland, something 74m Lurssen superyacht Aurora will testify for after her refit at Brisbane shipyard Rivergate.

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Explore the South Pacific Onboard 75.28m Cloudbreak

Super Yachts Charters - Thu, 02/06/2020 - 11:00
Explore the South Pacific Onboard 75.28m Cloudbreak In the age of the explorer, there aren’t many on the charter market that match the sophistication and extreme nature of Abeking & Rasmussen's 75.28m Cloudbreak.

The luxury explorer yacht was built in 2016 to withstand the most challenging weather conditions with the purpose of taking her guests on adventures to unchartered territories, whilst enjoying the luxury of a modern superyacht. Available to charter with SuperyachtsMonaco, she is recommended for voyages through the South Pacific where she can reach remote islands and uncover a new adventure.

Hosting 12 guests in six opulent staterooms Cloudbreak is nothing short of a floating palace, so it is remarkable to imagine that she can reach the most secluded spots in the world. A fruitful collaboration between Paris-based Christian Liaigre and Norwegian guru Espen Oeino, Cloudbreak is the pinnacle of timeless superyacht design.

Espen, who is the designer behind the soon-to-be-launched 182m explorer REV, penned a rugged yet striking exterior profile that suits the yacht’s flair for adventure. While panoramic views offer complete serenity, there is plenty to keep guests busy onboard. Espen’s outside living areas include a sundeck complete with a large open-air pool for day lounging, and even a helideck that transforms into a party space with full light and sound systems. Liaigre’s interiors are warm and welcoming, making use of natural light and tones to create bright and spacious living areas, meaning guests relaxed and peaceful no matter the outdoor conditions. A luxurious spa offers the perfect wellness retreat, and the main deck boasts both a large living area and formal dining area for sophisticated entertainment.

Cloudbreak is the ideal explorer yacht to charter for island-hopping escapades in the South Pacific, after all, her name is derived from a famed surfing reef in Fiji. A region that is unparalleled in its diverse natural and cultural experience, South Pacific itineraries can take you from the volcanic landscape and fiery sunsets of French Polynesia, to the untouched wonder of the Great Barrier Reef in just a couple of days. Culturally rich destinations like Papua New Guinea, where over 700 languages are spoken in a country that has guarded traditional ways of life, are complimented by Instagram-famous locations such as the honeymoon hotspot of Bora Bora, all found along a fascinating South Pacific Trail.

A trailblazer in the large explorer category, Cloudbreak brings her owner and guests closer than ever before to the natural wonders of the world. With all that the South Pacific offers as a diverse area brimming with undiscovered gems, the two make for an unforgettable superyacht experience for any shrewd charterer.

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GlaGla Race Report

Water Sports Braylake - Mon, 02/03/2020 - 13:36

“Être GlaGla” in English translates as “frozen stiff” and that’s exactly what my board bag was when I removed it from the car roof on race day morning.

A Magical Event

The Gla Gla is an epic 14.5km (shorter 6km route available) race that takes place on Lake Annecy in mid January. Located at the foot of the Aravis mountain range in the Haute-Savoie region in Eastern France, 60km due south of Lake Geneva, it’s a breathtaking location.

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A Caribbean Getaway: 24-Hours in Antigua

Super Yachts Charters - Thu, 01/30/2020 - 14:30
A Caribbean Getaway: 24-Hours in Antigua As January comes to a dwindling end, the Mediterranean shores remain unwelcoming as ever, and the appeal of a Caribbean escape becomes ever more difficult to resist. Anyone familiar with this spectacular region of the world is well aware that its island delights are far too abundant to enjoy in their entirety in a limited timeframe. Nowhere else does this apply more than the stunning island paradise of Antigua, whose wild and wonderful activities on offer far outweigh her size. For the adventurous charterer looking for a weekend getaway, we put together a bespoke itinerary for how best to spend 24 hours in Antigua.

For charterers with a passion for history and culture, Antigua has no shortage of heritage waiting to be discovered. Start your day in English Harbour, a stunning attraction on the southern coast brimming with stories of Antigua’s rich maritime history. Wander over to Nelson’s Dockyard, UNESCO World Heritage Centre and home to a number of historical artefacts and restored buildings from the colonial period, under command of Admiral Nelson. After taking in the sights, don’t miss the opportunity to sample the delicious local seafood served in Admiral’s Inn – a boutique hotel with its own quaint charm and elegance overlooking the turquoise waters.

From here, take a scenic cruise over to Carlisle Bay, one of the island’s most picturesque bays bordered by a 5 star resort to match. Spend an afternoon diving along this dazzling coastline, then finish up with a relaxing yoga session and massage in Carlisle Bay Resort’s critically acclaimed spa facilities.

Once you have finished up in Carlisle Bay, cruise back to English Harbour for an evening at Shirley Heights lookout, an idyllic spot atop the hills overlooking the Dockyard and affording its viewers sweeping panoramic views of Antigua and Barbuda. Shirley Heights is also home to sunset parties, where visitors can enjoy watching the sun set to the tune of live Caribbean music with a drink in hand.

There is no shortage of exceptional charter yachts in this glorious region of the world. For an true sailing experience which promises to be unlike any other, get in touch with Perini Navi USA to enquire about chartering S/Y Seahawk, available for charter in the area. Alternatively, check out our InDepth publication covering everything and anything about chartering in Antigua and Barbuda. 

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Best soft adventure holidays: Easy active breaks for the mildly adventurous

Windsurfing - Mon, 01/27/2020 - 15:01

Not everyone wants to be extreme, but most people would like to have an adventure. So we have come up with the best soft adventure holidays. There are nine easy active breaks that are suitable for the mildly adventurous. The adventure media – ourselves included – are overly focussed on...

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New Year Charter Inspiration: Alaskan Discovery

Super Yachts Charters - Thu, 01/16/2020 - 13:00
New Year Charter Inspiration: Alaskan Discovery Notorious for its rugged landscapes, vast plains and icy cool temperatures, the unique appeal of exploring Alaska is hard to resist for those looking to plan a stray from the beaten track this new year as plans for a summer getaway begin to take shape. Snowy mountaintops, awe-inspiring skies and fascinating wildlife await the adventurous traveller in this intriguing region; yet it is only recently that Alaska has truly begun to open up as an alternative charter destination. Although the appeal of the tropic’s white sandy beaches remains ever-enduring, the rise of the explorer vessel in recent years has meant that more and more charters are easily available to such previously inaccessible regions, presenting an experience of a lifetime to those bold enough to try it this summer.

The first stop on our guide to exploring Alaska by superyacht has to be the breath-taking capital of Juneau. The only capital city in America unreachable by car, Juneau is a melting pot of lush forestry, glittering mountaintops and wild, rugged terrain alongside a small and welcoming community. Only in Juneau can visitors spend a morning hiking across the 70-foot Mendenhall glacier, and the wind down in the afternoon by taking in the city’s picturesque art galleries and museums.

If even this isolated city is not enough to satisfy your cravings for the remote, our next recommendation is a journey through Alaska’s famous Inside Passage, fully submerging yourself in the true Alaskan experience of wild and wonderful beauty. Ideal for a superyacht charter of the most daring proportions, the raw beauty of the Inside Passage is matched only by the fascinating appeal of its wildlife and biology, making this destination popular among imaginative tourists and scientists alike.     

Finally, along your Alaskan superyacht charter do not miss the numerous islands, each containing their own charming character and unique delights simply waiting to be discovered. From the Inside Passage to Juneau, the state of Alaska is brimming with magical hotspots of raw natural beauty, from Duke Island to Revillagigedo. Awash in natural wonder, the opportunities for discovery here are endless – from mountainside eagle spotting to fly-fishing atop a glacier, from basking in hot springs at Bell Island to delving into the hidden waterways of Coffman Cove.  

Chartering through the rugged landscapes of Alaska is simply an opportunity not to be missed for those looking to start the new year by leaping outside of their comfort zone. Yet those who assume that the remote location of this wild destination would mean any compromise on luxury should think again. Superyachts such as Abeking & Rasmussen’s 72m Cloudbreak are capable of high-endurance, long-distance journeys such as these, all while offering the very best in 6 star luxury and on-board indulgence. Speak to a broker to find out more about vessels chartering in this glorious region of unfettered natural beauty.

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Booker's Duo Discus is on holiday in North Wales

Booker Gliding - Fri, 01/10/2020 - 10:34
Booker's Duo Discus has been stationed at Lleweni Parc - home to Denbigh Gliding Club - for the winter, and various members have taken the opportunity to get some fantastic wave soaring. Below is a selection of pics from their visits.

Any Booker member is welcome to go and have some fun in Wales, as long as you have linked up with an instructor to fly with you. Best way is to join the Booker XC Whatsapp group - ask Richard.

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Sailing TASTER sessions

Water Sports Braylake - Thu, 01/09/2020 - 19:14

Do you want to experience dinghy sailing but not sure if you are going to enjoy it?

On the first Saturday of each month, from April to October 2020, we will be running a 2-hour taster session from 15:00 – 17:00. During this session you will be taught the basic skills of dinghy sailing in a double handed boat with an instructor to show you the ropes. You will have a go at both helm and crew positions.

A taster session is £25 per person, and if you subsequently book a RYA Start Sailing Package we will deduct this cost from the course price.

Places are limited so book your…

Windsurfing TASTER sessions

Water Sports Braylake - Thu, 01/09/2020 - 19:14

Do you want to experience the thrill of windsurfing but not sure you are going to enjoy it?

On the first Saturday of each month, from April to October 2020, we will be running a 2 hour taster session from 12:30 – 14:30. During this session the instructor will teach you the basic skills of windsurfing starting with an on land demo before you hit the water to give it a go.  

A taster session is £25 per person and if you subsequently book a RYA Start windsurfing Package we will deduct this cost from the course price.

Places are limited so book your space today either online…

Kayaking TASTER sessions

Water Sports Braylake - Thu, 01/09/2020 - 19:14

Do you want to experience the joy of kayaking but not sure if you are going to enjoy it?

On the first Saturday of each month, from April to October 2020, we will be running a 2-hour taster session from 10:00 – 12:00. During this session you will be taught the basic skills of kayaking spending the vast majority of the session on the water giving it a go.

A taster session is £25 per person, and if you subsequently book a BC Paddle Award Discover course, we will deduct this cost from the course price.

Places are limited so book your space today either online or by calling…

Spinnaker and Trapeze Training

Water Sports Braylake - Thu, 01/09/2020 - 19:14

You will be learning downwind sailing at high speeds and working on your accuracy.  This is an exciting session to truly develop your windsurfing skills and preparing you for the open water sea conditions.  After acquiring these challenging skills you will be ready for anything!

SUP Club Activites - Summer 2019

Water Sports Braylake - Thu, 01/09/2020 - 19:14

Don’t forget SUP Club on Wednesdays and Sundays.  This month SUP Club has the following activities:

Sunday 28th July - Thames Rivers Trip to Boulters with a stop off at the Cafe for refreshments and ice cream. This is approx 10km paddle, so if not advisable for SUP beginners to participate.

Wednesday 31st July - 2km Time Trial

Wednesday sessions start at 6pm & Sunday sessions are between 10am and 12pm. The Thames River Trip on the 28th July will run from 10am to 1pm, due to us stopping off for some refreshments mid-trip.

If you…

Summer SUP Race Series 2019

Water Sports Braylake - Thu, 01/09/2020 - 19:14

The Summer SUP race series is well underway (still time to get involved). The first 3 races in the series have proved to be challenging and great fun.  If you are keen to take part, come down to Bray lake, log a time for a 2km paddle (once around the outside of the lake) and we will be happy to give you a time. 

There are 2 more races to come in the Series, which everyone is welcome to participate in. The dates of the next races are:

Bray Lake Summer Series Race 4 - 11th August

Bray Lake Summer Series Race 5 - 8th September

Registration…

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