Leg 2/2020

29 Apr – 6 May Portosin – Portosin 

 

This is one of the very popular “all-women” sail training legs where we will build confidence and sailing experience while having a lot of fun. Sailing goes far beyond trimming sails or conquering the waves. It’s essentials are based on trust, self-confidence and pleasure and is expressed in taking the boat out at sea under controlled manoeuvres without feeling any anxiety or fear.  

 

Joking along during an all-women sail training course in Galicia

 

Galicia on the North-West corner of Spain is ideal for sail training: Sheltered inside the Rías and adventurous with the Atlantic on the doorstep. You don’t need to have any previous sailing experience before you come. We are jointly  learning – each one on her own level.

 

Basics, such as rope handling, is just as important as manoeuvring the boat in a marina.

It’s not always warm in Galicia, so you should bring some warmer clothes, also against the occasional rain shower

Watching dolphins playing with Regina Laska.

 

 

It is a relaxing leg where we also can visit the islands consisting of the natural reserve of Galicia. Regina Laska has a permit to enter and anchor and visit the islands since safety and competence of the skipper fulfils the necessary requirements.

 

Regina Laska anchored off Isla Cíes, which is a natural reserve.

Isla Cíes reminds me of the Caribbean. You need a special permit to anchor here, which I have.

 

The Atlantic is never far away and so we will experience some swell outside the Rías!

 

 

The Symbol for the pilgrimage, The Shell of Saint James, served as Scallops in one of the many great seafood restaurants in Galicia.

 

What is better than letting previous participants explain how they experienced their all-women course? Please therefore see the testimonials of KathiMia and Esther, for example who sailed on the all women-sail training course in the Stockholm archipelago. Or read about MargretAntjeAnna-LisaDorotheeJulie, who all sailed on the all-women sail training in Galicia. Or read about Ursula and Inger-Johanne, who sailed on the all-women leg in The Solent. Or read about IreneLauraEstherNicole, who sailed on the all-women legs on the west coast of Sweden.

Please also read the voice of Esther’s husband Michel after his wife returned from the course.

I hope these testimonials give a good picture how it is to sail on an all-women sail training leg onboard Regina Laska.

 

We will sail down to Baiona (mainly with the predominantly northerly winds from behind) and then tack back against the prevailing winds to Portosin. It’s just a perfect sailing leg for a relaxed week!

The below pictures taken during previous years of sailing in Galicia speak for themselves.

Price: EUR 2,185 per person including all food consumed onboard, harbour fees, diesel etc

 

Looking out from the empty beach of Portosin. Not many tourists in Galicia.

Some brave children going into the fresh water.

Fantastic scenery of Illa Ons, one of the National Parks we can visit.

A ferry on route into the fog of Isla Cíes.

Ladies on the all-women sail training course cooling down in the crystal clear Atlantic water.

Yoga on Illa Ons.

Visiting Combarro in Ría de Pontevedra.

Combarro.

 

Illa Ons

Muros

Galicia is tidal, but without any major currents.

Bayona

Bayona

 

 

 


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