Note: This competition has been won by Paul Lacey of South Hetten, Durham.
Sportif and the Pro Centre Christof Kirschner are offering BOARDS readers the opportunity to win a fantastic windsurfing holiday for two to the world class windsurfing destination of Prasonisi, Rhodes. The competition winners will enjoy a 1 week holiday with accommodation at the 5* Atrium Prestige hotel, choice of JP Australia and Neil Pryde board hire, return flights from the UK and car hire courtesy of Budget at www.driverentacar.gr.
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For more information about Prasonisi, Rhodes and Sportif Windsurfing Holidays go to www.prasonisi.com/ www.sportif.travel – where you will also find a higher-res version of the ‘Spot the Clones’ photo…
At the southernmost point of Rhodes, in the Aegean sea, lies the world class sailing destination of Prasonisi. Away from the more developed areas of the island, you will find a unique sailing destination. This unspoilt part of Greece offers the perfect holiday destination for all ages and all levels of windsurfer. Short, direct flights from the UK and high quality hotel accommodation ensure everyone is happy.
Early season temperatures start at 20-25°C in April and May with an average of over 60% days F4+. Once the Meltemi wind kicks in June expect between 20 and 30 knots through and into September; or why not consider October for a late season break away from the crowds with excellent wind reliability and warm temperatures and less strong conditions.
What makes Prasonisi unique is its two bays, divided by a sand spit which sits back to back. Here you have the choice of flat water one side and waves one the other perfect for all disciplines. The training area just of the sheltered sandbar, allows beginners to take the first steps in the security shallow water. For those wishing to practice freestyle the flat water and reliable wind conditions are perfect. For the wave sailor you can progress to 1-2m+ wave, depending on conditions.
Boards are supplied by The Pro Center Christof Kirschner which is located directly next to the shallow water area, a few metres from the water. Each year they buy 170 brand-new surfboards from JP-Australia and 230 rigs from Neil Pryde. The centre is open from late April to October and offers great facilities including fresh water showers, snack bar, shaded relaxation area and beachwear shop. A choice of taverna style restaurants are close by. The highly experienced team offer comprehensive instruction for all levels with safety cover is provided by a powerful motorboat. Live wind stats are relayed from the centre to the Pro Centre website for the latest information to help you decide when to sail.
Dedicated to the development of the sport, young sailors are able to use a pool of high quality junior equipment at discounted rates. Since 2007 they have hosted the JP Young Guns Camp each August. for 8-19 years, with training from world class sailors such as Kauli Seadi, Ricardo Campello, Antxon Oteagui and Andy ‘Bubble’ Chambers. Check out www.prasonisi.com for details for 2011. JP Young Gun Camp 2011 from 7th to 14th August.
The centre also hosts Jem Hall Clinics from June to September. Intermediate to advanced and specialist looping coaching to ensure your progression. See www.sportif.travel or www.jemhall.com for availability.
Accommodation is courtesy of the luxurious 5* Atrium Prestige Thalasso Spa Resort and Villas offering a personal service and haven to relax in. Located only 45 minutes from the airport and 15 minutes drive from the sailing spot, you can enjoy the best of both worlds – great sailing conditions and choice of luxurious accommodation. Directly by the sea and surrounded by landscaped gardens, this sophisticated hotel offers private pool areas, uninterrupted ocean views, selected of 6 gourmet restaurants, 4 bars and state of the art AnaNeosis Thalasso spa centre. With heated indoor and outdoor pools and choice of activities, it is the ultimate resorts getaway for adults and children alike.
Competition closes 28th February 2011. The winner will be announced in April 2011 issue of BOARDS and online at www.boards.mpora.com
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The prize includes return economy flights on Thomson from London Gatwick or Manchester, economy car hire from Budget Drive Rentacar in Rhodes, 7 nights at the Atrium Prestige Hotel in a deluxe room with garden view on twin share, half board twin share basis and 1 week board hire for 2 persons with Pro Centre Christof Kirschner All arrangements including booking of flights, car hire, board hire and room reservation are to be made through Sportif. All additional extras must be paid for by the passengers (ie insurance, pre-booked seats etc). Transport to the UK airport, instruction, additional food and drinks are not included. Availablilty of flights and accommodation will be confirmed within 7 days of notifying the prize winner.
The prizewinner should check with any relevant authorities regarding passport and visa requirements; it is the sole responsibility of winners and their companions to produce all requisite travel documentation. Travel and other insurance is not included and it is strongly advised to take out insurance cover for all appropriate risks. Any costs incurred additional to the prize package elements advertised are at the expense of winners and/or their companions. The prizewinner must be aged 18 years or over.
The prizewinner will be notified by email within 7 days of the draw date of 1st March 2011 and are required to accept their prize by email within 7 days of notification. In the event of non-acceptance within the specified period, we reserve the right to reallocate the prize awarded to the next randomly drawn valid entry (and the same acceptance period, as provided under this condition, will apply). By entering this competition the winner agrees to have their name displayed in Boards Magazine and on the websites boards.mpora.com and boardseekermag.com.
The closing date for the competition is midnight 28th February 2011, after which the winning name will be drawn at random. Entries will be accepted from Boards Readers, Boards.Mpora.com and Boardseekermag.com readers excluding employees and relatives of Boards & Factory Media Group. Multiple entries will be disqualified. The prize can only be used on available flights and accommodation returning by 15th October 2011 and excluding peak dates. To participate in the rental pack offered you will be required to produce your holiday insurance covering participation of windsurfing, 3rd party liability and covering use of equipment to Pro Centre C. Kirschner in resort. Car hire insurance is not included and the car hire driver must be 21 years and over. The driver will be required to purchase this insurance in resort to qualify for the car hire. The prize is non-transferable and no cash equivalent will be given. The publisher’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales.