Valencia, Spain, is a popular training venue for both Optimist (Orange Regatta), Finn and ILCA (Laser) sailors alike, with its excellent sailing conditions afloat and great facilities ashore, extensive boat parking, Olympic size swimming pool, tennis courts, and five restaurants all within the SailBase and offers excellent cycling in the neighbourhood. Making Valencia a natural choice for SailCoach operating out of the Real Club Náutico de Valencia, with the Mediterranean providing excellent warm weather training all year round.
The city has a rich sailing history, including playing host to the 2007 America’s Cup. with a strong local sailing community and world renowned international regattas. Our Valencia SailBase provides the ideal training venue for Optimists and most of the Olympic Classes, and of course, we will continue to specialise in ILCA (Laser) coaching, fast-tracking young sailors towards the top of the fleet.
The geographical location of Valencia allows sailors to train in warm air temperatures with excellent sea sailing or offshore flat water conditions. Valencia offers two contrasting sailing areas, one outside the marina mouth, which provides shelter from the Mistral wind from the north where you get flat water and shifty winds and outside the Marina basin where the wind is more steady, and there are big waves. Mornings are usually spent focused on fitness with its many cycling routes in the neighbourhood, with the afternoons providing time on the water, thus making the most out of your training time.
SailCoach’s Valencia SailBase will provide a “home from home” for teams wanting a base in Europe with year-round training facilities. The SailBase can offer favourable prices for long-term containers parking, giving teams a base to store equipment a day’s drive away from the heart of Europe. They can then fly from any part of the world, spending a week or two getting set up and get over jetlag, et cetera, before competing on the European regatta circuit.
Historically SailCoach sailors have always been a strong group of friends sharing the same passion for our sport and making lifelong friendships in the process. Our SailBases have become a centre to meet our professional coaches and athletes, exchange experiences, and get better at the game of sailing. You are welcome to join the SailCoach family…
The city offers a choice of different wind and wave conditions, allowing us to vary the type of training we do from day today. Our SailBase gets two primary winds, one from the Northwest (most common wind) which is an offshore wind that provides shifty sailing conditions and flat water. The other key breeze is from the Northeast, and which provides large waves. Therefore you get the best of both worlds. You can expect an average winter temperature of between 10° and 20° Celsius from October until the end of February.
Where will you be staying
SailCoach has a number of accommodation options from self-catering apartments to hotel accommodation. Therefore during your time at our SailBase, you will have a choice as to where you stay, the hotel we use is the “Aqua 3 or 4 Hotel” near the City of the Arts and Sciences and connected to a shopping centre. Rooms will be shared with other sailors based on gender.