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Sailing and Kitesurfing Camp in Greek Cyclades

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Federico, Davide, Jordane, The Action Cruise
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Reserve spots for 5 or more people, and get $57 off for each

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The price of camp is based on one kitesurfer in a shared double cabin. If you’d like to have your own room, let us know below. We’ll try to accommodate you as you wish, but please bear in mind that the catamaran has a limited number of spaces and we cannot guarantee your selected cabin’s availability. If you don’t check any boxes, we’ll assume you want to stay in a shared double cabin.

Your guide can provide all necessary equipment for an additional fee. Gear is available for experienced kitesurfers only. You can read more about the rental and the prices in our FAQ.

People
1 Person
Date(s)
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Duration
8 day
Guide(s)
Federico, Davide, Jordane, The Action Cruise
Reserve deposit (50%) $0
Second Payment Amount: $0
  • Embark on an 8-day voyage to learn the basics of sailing navigation and improve your kitesurfing skills as you visit epic spots in the Cyclades. Let a professional guide teach you advanced kitesurfing moves as you revel in the views of the turquoise waters and enjoy the idyllic beach ambiance. Visit the islands of Paros, Antiparos, Mykonos, Rinia, Milos, Syros, and other secret spots as you take advantage of the ideal meltemi winds and develop your skills.

      • IKO safety standards and procedures
      • Different techniques on how to launch and land from a sailing boat
      • How to define a spot to be able to anchor and kite from the boat
      • Self-launching, self-landing, self-rescue
      • Safety procedures to manage unconventional spots like onshore, offshore and tiny beaches
      • How to plan and run a downwind in open sea
      • Safety procedures to rescue a kiter by the catamaran in open sea
      • Effective upwind body drag in very low or strong wind
    • What you get on this adventure:

        • Experienced, professional IKO instructors and crew members managing sailing and kiting activities and food
        • 7-day sailing and kitesurfing camp with coaching and training
        • Accommodations on board a catamaran
        • Photos and videos (to improve kiting level through media analysis)
        • Breakfast, lunch, dinner throughout the camp
        • Wing North KB 2022-2023 (available onboard)
        • Wakefoil and wakeboard on light wind days
        • SUP
        • The Action Cruise ASD annual membership
        • Spot guidance and rescue
        • Tender for rescue and assistance

      What’s not included:

        • Transportation to and from Paros
        • Technical kitesurfing gear (can be rented from your guiding service on request)
        • Wetsuits (long, 2-3 mm recommended)
        • Booties
        • 3-4 dinners on land
        • Alcoholic beverages
        • Guide gratuities — optional

      NOTE: Private kiting lessons for beginners, intermediate, and advanced kiters, the Assistance Plus package, as well as the North KB 2022-2023 kite gear can be demanded and purchased on request. The Assistance Plus package is for independent riders who need help to start from onshore beaches or to come back to offshore beaches, or who want to feel safer during days with demanding conditions or in technical spots. It consists of 3 lifts per day.

    • In order to join kitesurfing adventures in the Greek Cyclades, you need to be at an intermediate or advanced level of kitesurfing. Kitesurfers need to be able to ride upwind consistently in every wind condition, control the kite on the land, body drag upwind, relaunch the kite from water, body drag to their lost board, and self-land the kite with chicken loop quick release.

      During the week of sailing and kitesrufing, you will learn:

      • IKO safety standards and procedures
      • Different techniques on how to launch and land from a sailing boat
      • How to define a spot to be suitable for anchoring the boat and kiting from the boat
      • Self-launching, Self-landing, Self-rescue
      • Safety procedures to manage unconventional spots like onshore, offshore, and tiny beaches
      • How to plan and run a kite-downwind in open sea
      • Safety procedures to rescue a kiter by the sailing boat in open sea
      • Effective upwind body drag in very low or strong wind
    • These camps are ideal for intermediate and advanced kitesurfers but one beginner per group can join as well. Lessons for beginners are carried out by IKO instructors and the student is assisted and followed by a tender (safety boat) with radio communication. The lessons last for a maximum of 1h per day.

      More lessons for beginners are possible in case of groups of kiters requesting a camp with the entire catamaran. If you have a beginner in your team, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.

      Additional beginner, intermediate, advanced and foil lessons cost €100 per hour, while wing beginner lessons are set at €80.

    • The complete kite gear set (kite set, bar, twintip board, and harness) can be rented from your guiding service for an additional fee on request and is available only for experienced kiters. It has to be requested in advance and is subject to availability. They also offer the equipment separately (e.g. twintip boards, surfboards, foil boards, kite sets, and one kite size).

      When it comes to the equipment you need to bring, here’s what you’ll need:

        • Large duffle for all your belongings
        • Day pack large enough to carry all the items listed
        • Clothing for 8 days
        • Wetsuit (long, 2-3 mm recommended for colder days)
        • Booties
        • Food you can eat on-the-go
        • Water bottle
        • Toiletries (sunscreen, bug spray, toilet paper, etc.)
        • Sunglasses
        • Swimsuits
        • Towels
        • Sweater
        • Camera — optional

      Wetsuit and booties can be rented for an additional fee. Let us know if you need this gear as it is mandatory equipment for the lessons.

    • You can rent complete gear (kite set, bar, twin-tip board, harness) from your guide for €500 for the duration of the camp. You can also rent separate equipment:

        • Complete wing gear (wing + board) — €400 / camp
        • Complete wing gear (wing + board) — €100 / day
        • Twintip board — €150 / camp
        • Surfboard — €250 / camp
        • Foil board — €300 / camp
        • Kite set — €350 / camp
        • One kite size — €200 / camp
        • One kite size — €50 / day

      Gear is available only for experienced kiters. Damages or loss will be charged (reparation costs + devalue). Gear insurance is available on request, but it does not cover loss of the gear.

    • The ideal time to go kitesurfing in Greece is spring and fall. The Greek Cyclades have the meltemi winds blowing from the north with an intensity between 12 and 30 knots. A long, 2-3 mm wetsuit is recommended for strong meltemi days.

    • If you’re heading to Greece, you’ll be aboard a Lagoon 500 Flybridge. This 50-foot catamaran houses 9 kite surfers and 3 crew members, who will take care of the outings and meals. The Lagoon 500 Mystique features a spacious deck as well as a comfortable hang-out spot with big windows so you’re never turned away from the turquoise sea.

      • 15.5 m Sailing Catamaran, built 2009, fully refitted 2018
      • 4 Double Cabins + 1 Single Cabin for Kiters
      • 1 Double Cabin + 1 Single Cabin for Crew
      • 5 Toilets with showers
      • Fly Bridge
      • Inverter, Auxiliary Generator

      If you’re cruising the waters of North Sardinia and South Corsica, your home for the week will be the Nautitech 46 Fly, a 46-foot long catamaran. Built in 2019, the flybridge offers a 360° view of your surroundings and can accommodate up to 7 kiters and 3 crew members. This is a true liveaboard catamaran, whose comfort and modern design make it the perfect place for longer journeys.

      • 14 m Sailing Catamaran, built 2019
      • 7 Kiters + 3 Crew
      • 3 Double Cabins + 1 Single Cabin for Kiters
      • 1 Double Cabin + 1 Single Cabin for Crew
      • 4 Toilets with showers
      • Fly Bridge
      • Inverter, Auxiliary Generator
    • You have a choice between two tyoes if cabins: the small single one and the double cabin. The double cabins are cozy with enough space for two people and an ensuite bathroom.

      As for the single cabin, keep in mind that it’s well-ventilated with 2 windows, but it doesn’t have much storage space nor a private bathroom. Regarding the storage space, you’ll keep some of your things in your cabin as well as in the living area. There’s also no floor space—when you enter, you will step in directly onto the mattress.

      The rate is based on sharing the double cabin, but there’s also an option of being by yourself in the single or the double cabin. You can tell us your preferences upon booking.

    • Group sizes and prices:

        • The maximum number of participants for the sailing and kitesurfing camp is 9 people.
        • The cabins on offer can be selected according to availability. The tour price is based on a Shared Double Cabin. Cost is per person.
        • If joining alone, you’ll be placed with peers that share a similar level of experience in a shared double cabin. Contact us prior if you’d like another type of accommodation.

      Min. age requirements:

        • If you are older than 18, you’re good to go.
        • While there is not necessarily a minimum age to kiteboard, there are minimum requirements, such as height and weight. Prior to booking, let us know the youngest ages in your party and we will let you know if it’s safe for them to get on the water. 

      If your group has minors under the age of 18, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.

    • To get to your Greek meeting point on Paros Island, Parikia Marina, most people fly into Paros National Airpot (PAS) 15 minutes away from Parikia Marina. From there, you can rent a car or take a taxi to get to Parikia Marina. Other options include flying into Mykonos-Manto Mavrogenous Airport (JMK) and then taking a 1-hour ferry from Mykonos harbor to Parikia.

      Check in is at 6 pm on the first day and the catamaran will depart from the Parikia Marina the next morning.

      On the last day, you’ll check out between 9 and 10 am. The catamaran will arrive in the marina either the evening before the last day or the morning of the last day.

    • 57hours is committed to providing safe outdoor adventure experiences. We require all guides using our platform to have a COVID-19 safety plan and to make the details of that plan accessible to travelers. In most cases, group sizes will be reduced, guides will avoid overcrowded locations, and other safety measures will be met depending on the location and activity. 

      We also expect clients to respect local regulations and take measures to protect themselves, guides and the communities they’re travelling to. For more information on COVID-19 measures in the Cyclades, Greece, please refer to the Discover Greece or the Greek National Public Health Organization.

      Please contact us if you have any questions or require further information. We are happy to provide you with the most up-to-date information!

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