Valencia SailBase
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…

 

Why Valencia

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.


Valencia logistics:
Being Spain’s third largest city gives it the extra advantage of having a sizeable population and a tourist destination making for a well connected airport. The low-cost carriers Wizz Air, Ryanair and Vueling all service the city.

The airport’s name is Valencia Airport (VLC) located 6 km west of Real Club Náutico de Valencia SailCoach’s SailBase. We make airport transfers from Valencia Airport between the hours of 8 am and 9 pm, so please try and plan your arrival/departure between these times. Outside of these times, it will be necessary for you to arrange your own transport.

To help our staff plan ahead we would greatly appreciate you making every effort to arrive at the SailBase the day before your clinic starts and leave the day after it finishes.

Where is it situated

Where is SailBase located and what facilities does it provide

Valencia SailBase is located at the Real Club Náutico de Valencia to the south of the city, approximately 2km along from the City of the Arts and Sciences. No transportation is provided between the two places, sailors tend to cycle or jog to and from the SailBase. You have access to the club changing facilities, unlimited use of the gym, Olympic size swimming pool, tennis courts, wifi internet and a lecture room at our Yacht Club base. There are a number of restaurants for the sailors to choose from for lunch and dinner (which is not included in the clinic prices) each day.

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.

Where is SailBase located and what facilities does it provide

Valencia SailBase is located at the Real Club Náutico de Valencia to the south of the city, approximately 2km along from the City of the Arts and Sciences. No transportation is provided between the two places, sailors tend to cycle or jog to and from the SailBase. You have access to the club changing facilities, unlimited use of the gym, Olympic size swimming pool, tennis courts, wifi internet and a lecture room at our Yacht Club base. There are a number of restaurants for the sailors to choose from for lunch and dinner (which is not included in the clinic prices) each day.

Valencia for dinghy sailors has been a well kept secret as to how good a sailing venue it offers sailors. In my opinion this is one of the best winter sailing places in Europe and we are really proud to be able to offer a destination like Valencia to our clients.

Trevor Millar
SailCoach’s Founder

Climate data

 

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
Avg. wind speed 10 kt 11 kt 11 kt 11 kt 11 kt 9 kt 8 kt 8 kt 9 kt 8 kt 9 kt 10 kt
Avg. min-max temperature 5°C

16°C

6°C

16°C

8°C

18°C

10°C

21°C

13°C

24°C

17°C

28°C

20°C

31°C

21°C

32°C

18°C

28°C

13°C

25°C

8°C

20°C

6°C

18°C

Avg. sea temperature 15°C 15°C 15°C 16°C 18°C 21°C 24°C 26°C 25°C 23°C 21°C 17°C
Avg. daily sunshine hours 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 11 9 7 7 5