Riding on the wave of Team GB's Olympic sailing success, Pavilion Tours is hoping to inspire a generation of future sportsmen with an exciting watersports school trip to Spain.
This rewarding extra-curricular activity will take place on the sandy shores of the Costa Brava coastline. With year-round sunshine, outstanding instructors, affordable accommodation and one of the safest seas in the world, it’s almost as if Murcia and the Mar Menor lagoon were designed with a school trip in mind.
The Mar Menor lagoon is large enough to stretch and challenge competent sailors, yet with a maximum depth of 7 metres and closed off from the Mediterranean Sea by a permanent sandbar, it’s quite possibly the safest sea in the world. Even better, high salinity means that even the most sinkable of sailors are kept buoyant, and with water temperatures that are warm all year round, going for a swim is more like taking a pleasant bath.
It’s no coincidence thatthe Mar Menor is visited regularly bysome of the best sailors in the world, including Olympic champion, Ben Ainslee. Each day, reliable thermal winds blow gently at first and then build up towards the afternoon, providing the perfect conditions for students to learn new skills in the morning and test their abilities later in the day. The safe sailing area means that students on a school trip can really challenge themselves and push the boundaries further than if they were on the open sea.
With first-rate instruction provided by Murcia specialists, Pro-Vela, young sailing careers will be off to an exceptional start. With high-performance safety boats and an impressive fleet of lasers, optimists and RS dinghies, Pro Vela is one Europe’s best-equipped training centres. Based right on the shore, dinghies can be launched from the gently shelving beaches, or directly from the dock, and the team of RYA-certified instructors can either teach the basics of sailing, or can take a group to the next level.
A fully staffed resort with full-board catering, the bunk room accommodation at Murcia is just 50 metres from the beach and within easy walking distance of shopping areas and entertainment venues. Murcia is also just half an hour’s drive from Aqualandia - Europe’s biggest water park.
Pavilion Tours have been providing adventurous school trips for more than 17 years and are excited to be able to offer this world-class sailing venue to schools. LOtC badge holders and members of the School Travel Forum, Pavilion are committed to delivering exciting experiences that meet the highest standards of health and safety, giving you complete peace of mind.
To find out more about a watersports school trip in Murcia, or discover where else Pavilion Tours can take your students, follow the links below, visit the website at http://paviliontours.co.uk/ or give them a call +44 1273 645 848