News from Minorca Sailing

Ex long-term Minorca Sailing instructor Jono Dunnett is off again. Having solo windsurfed round Britain in 2015 he now has his sights set on windsurfing the mainland coastline of Western Europe.

He will be set off in the second half of May 2017 from Northern Norway, on the Russian border. After a 'short' distance going further north he'll be heading down to the North Sea coasts of Denmark, Holland and France. Then there are the Atlantic coasts of France Spain and Portugal, before reaching the Mediterranean. That’s half distance.

Next up are the Mediterranean and Aegean seas: Spain and France again, Italy, a crossing to Albania, Greece, Turkey. Then into the Black Sea at Istanbul. Bulgaria, Romania and Ukraine round off the plan with an expedition finish point planned for the Russian border, or as close to there as politics allow…

Estimated time for the 15000km expedition is 2 years which "allows for bad weather and slow going over winter".

This is an unsupported expedition. He will carry his gear in a barrel on the back of the board and (this time) carry extra supplies on the front. As with his round Britain adventure he is inviting people who live along the route to register on the expedition website for occasional support (food, shelter, shower). Please alert your contacts!

When he doesn’t have other options he’ll be sleeping under his sail…

We are struggling to get our heads around the scale of this adventure. It’s a mammoth undertaking, but with his round Britain experiences there is probably no better qualified windsurfer to attempt it. Best of luck Jono.

Follow and Share

Follow progress and read/watch blog posts at http://windsurfroundeurope.eu
There are options on the page to sign up for email updates and/or follow on Facebook. Jono has recently recorded a vblog from our sailing centre:
http://windsurfroundeurope.eu/blog/menorca-training

Find out about the Local Contact network here:
http://windsurfroundeurope.eu/network
And please share to get the word out…

View live position updates on the tracker page (active as of expedition start):
http://windsurfroundeurope.eu/tracker

Book

Jono has a book that he promises us will be out before he sets off. Preview chapters are available on the http://windsurfroundurope.eu website homepage (scroll to the bottom of the page for the link). We'll let you know when the book becomes available.

 

New for 2017...  The Waszp
We are excited to announce the new foiling Waszp will be at our sailing centre this season.
Expected to arrive in April, the Waszp will be one of many new boats and boards arriving for the start of the season.

RYA Dinghy Show - 4-5th March 2017 - Alexandra Palace London

The RYA Dinghy Show is well worth a visit for dinghy sailors and would be dinghy sailors. As usual, we will be supporting the show and will have some tempting holiday offers. Please do call by our stand (A2) and say hello.

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The Minorca Sailing team welcomed The Princess Royal to our stand at The London Boat Show.  This gave us the opportunity to explain our unique holiday and how it appeals to families with both novice and expert sailors alike.  We were delighted that Her Royal Highness visited us and expressed interest in our approach to promoting sailing to a younger generation.

 

The London Boat Show returns to Excel from the 6th to the 15th January.

Minorca Sailing will be there on stand D015

Our staff will be on hand to assist with any queries you might have, and help out with bookings

Ticket Offer

For an exclusive Minorca Sailing/London Boat Show ticket offer, please follow this link: Ticket Offer

The Ticket Offer Code is: EPTOJ6SRTG

We look forward to seeing you there.

New Interactive Gallery

We've added our latest images to our Gallery and introduced new interactive tools.   Now you can...

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We've updated our video. 

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The 2017 Minorca Sailing brochure is now available. Request your copy, download the PDF, or view online as a Digital Magazine.