Sportif have announced JUST 2 PLACES LEFT on their Twin Centre Brazil Clinic to Jericoacoara and Icaraizinho with Jem Hall, 25 November – 04 December 2011. 10 day clinic to both locations or join 4 days in either location.
The clinics available will be 4 days in Icaraizinho, and 4 days in Jeri. In Between these their is a beach buggy coastal transfer from Icaraizinho to Jeri. You can choose one or both clinics and to travel out for the clinic dates of November 24 till December 04, or add days pre and post clinic. The Icarai clinic will prepare you well for the more challenging conditions of Jeri. Both places are, as Jem puts it “warm water deep joy with wind on tap”.
Option 1 – COMBO Icaraizinho Clinic + Jeri free sail
Option 2 – COMBO Icaraizinho free sail + Jeri Clinic
Option 3 – Jeri free sail + Jeri Clinic
First 3 options of ONE CLINIC ONLY are priced at: £2,095 per person sharing twin room including Clinic fee, flights, hotels & transfers.
2011 costs are based on a twin share Casa Do John Apartment per person in Jeri and with B & B at Pousada Les Alizes Icaraizinho (includes flight and transfer), or the new SERROTE BREEZES in Jeri should Casa do John be full.
Option 4 – COMBO Icaraizinho Clinic + Jeri Clinic priced at: £2,395 per person sharing twin room including Clinic fee, flights, hotels & transfers.
9 days Upgraded Pro windsurf board hire – £279pp
Single room supplement – £299 (limited availability)
Specialist insurance – £59pp (includes damage to hired windsurf equipment so no need to take local insurance)
Extra days pre and post clinic available on request
Land deals excluding flights are bookable please call or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Now for the details, in Jem’s own words…
Ultimate Advanced Boost
For this clinic, I am running 2 x 4 day clinics at both Icarai and Jeri, Brazil. If you wish to enhance your stance, gybes, transitions, freestyle and all-round wavesailing skills at these great venues then please book early, as these will fill quickly.
Stance – plane early, sail faster and fly upwind
Carve gybes – from improving to fully planing
Tacking – nailing this useful and fundamental skill
Freestyle – introduction and improvement in lots of new and useful tricks
Waves – get out, get in, wave selection and riding, composed airtime
Jem will be coaching through use of simulators, on-water coaching and video coaching. Please feel free to give me feedback on how it is going for YOU at any time so he can give you the best opportunity to develop.
Your windsurfing ability
To get the best out of this clinic participants will need to be sailing sub-100L boards in strong winds and open seas and be making some of your gybes competently!
A variety of fantastic accommodation with most people staying at the newly finished Casa do John (CDJ) and Serrote Breezes apartments in Jeri, one of which is Jem and friends very own apartment. The accommodation in Icarai is the on site Pousada Les Alizes for B & B.
Boards: JP, Starboard and now lighter Pro package boards are there!
Sails: Neil Pryde sails – Pro package of X6 lighter masts and booms!
Wind: very very reliable trades, cross to cross off from the right, Force 4 – 6.
Water state: Jeri – Small easy going waves and pretty damn flat at low tide. Other sailing areas up and downwind. Seriously warm water with a more punchy cross on break upwind and a side off break downwind at the dunes fro mid to high tide.
Water state: Icarai – easier going flat water inside and wave break out the back and upwind. Very flat and amazing lagoon at low tide. Generally easier sailing than Jeri with slightly less wind and flatter water so best suited as a warm up for Jeri or for more Intermediate sailors .
The combo of reliable strong wind, combo of water states and easy waves make these places ideal to up your level and improve your wavesailing, freestyle and looping! Progression and a huge amount of sailing time are as near as guaranteed.
The social will revolve around us meeting up for some well-earned pre-dinner drinks and then having dinner together in one of the fine and varied local restaurants. Sundowners at the Club Dos Ventos are stunning. It is all pretty relaxed and we have some great chat and share a good laugh at our daily stunts.
The flight is with Air Portugal and takes approx 12 hours with a stop over in Lisbon.
A veritable smorgasbord of other activities including horse riding, surfing, SUPing and some fantastic local excursions.