Beginners will find many calmer spots which are perfect for learning and practicing but when in any doubt, always ask the advice of an instructor or even any other windsurfers you may meet during your vacation. One of the most popular spots for learning is the cove at Caleta de Fuste where you can often spot many learners thanks to the lack of sails. Once you have mastered windsurfing, you will then be equipped to try something a little more challenging!
Foregoing windsurfing lessons and trying to wing it and teach yourself just so you can save a buck will only delay your growth in the sport which is fairly technical and also may cause you to quit too soon out of sheer frustration. By taking lessons from a qualified instructor you will learn the ropes (no pun intended) and learn about proper technique that will help you advance your skill level and sense of accomplishment. Learning how to properly rig your equipment is important so you don’t have a sail that feels too heavy and makes it more difficult to learn or improve. This is where an instructor is worth the fee. Any new sport has a learning curve that you just have to get through in order to start really enjoying it.
If you prefer peace and quiet, you can also enjoy an authentic Menorcan night at one of the fishermen caves at Cala Corb, listening to traditional sailor’s songs accompanied by the captain’s guitar who is willing to let anyone play it and share his artistic knowledge.
Capita boards mainly offer a centered stance position; however, some models do incorporate a half inch back stance. Capita also tends to focus on freeride boards and park boards. Their selection is amazing and there certainly is something that is sure to please even the pickiest boarder out there today.
The U.S. team for the dual meet has been determined. It will feature six of the athletes who earned spots on the mens freestyle team for the London Games with victories at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Iowa City, Iowa, April 21-22.
The atmosphere of Cabarete is very laid back so you can have one of the most relaxing vacations of your life in this location. Its location with a glorious beach spanning its length and the backdrop of the lush vegetation of the hills makes it a very picturesque setting.
The two most popular areas in the Caribbean for sailing vacations are the U.S. Virgin Islands (St. Thomas, St. Croix, St. John) and British Virgin Islands (Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Anegada, Jost Van Dyke) and the many islands that make up St. Vincent and the Grenadines (Bequia, Mustique, Tobago Cays, Union Island, Mayreau, Canouan, Carriacou, Petit Martinique, and Palm Island). Both areas are made up of many small islands in close proximity, making it easy to navigate and explore several islands within a relatively short period of time. Visitors staying on one of these islands can also easily take advantage of day or half day sailing trips to nearby islands.