Our Sailing Center in Action:
A stop at Magawish sandbar, located between shore and Magawish Island.
Magawish Swiss Inn Resort more information here: http://www.swissinn.net/magawish/
Airlines of the Hurghada International Airport Hurghada, Egypt here: http://hurghada-airport.co.uk/airlines.htm
Weather Report for Hughada here: http://www.wunderground.com/weather-forecast/EG/Hurghada.html
Taking a break at Magawish sandbar, near the Magawish Islands.
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If winter blues are getting you down, why not visit us in Egypt? Temperatures are perfect. Prices have never been better.
Direct flights from UK and Europe.
Check it out here: http://hurghada-airport.co.uk/airlines.htm
Time for a Sunny Sailing Holiday in Egypt
DMSC has a new name (Aquativity Sailing Centres), new location (Magawish Resort) and expanded services (explore this site).
We still have the same sailing fun.
Now our sailing fans can fly to Egypt directly to Hurghada airport. You don’t have to be a guest at Magawish to visit the sailing centre.
Aquativity Sailing Centers launches in Magawish Resort in Hurghada.
The sailing facilities at Dome Marina Sailing Center in Ain Sokhna will continue to be a sailing centre.
David goes through the steps to dock the boat with two advanced students.
The Advanced Sailing Courses are a chance for students to build miles and skills in preparation for RYA certification. David is instructing advanced courses in el Gouna with the Pegasus 800 until the end of this year.
David Megalli was featured in the Fall 2012 El Gouna Magazine. The magazine featured a 2-page article on David’s work to launch adult and youth sailing programs at Sail La Vie in el Gouna, Egypt.
Our junior sailing lessons are going strong. Pictured here is young sailor lessons in Ain Sokhna.
Young Sailors in Optimist dinghies, Ain Sokhna, Egypt
Egypt’s 2nd Water Sports Expo at Ain Sokhna is featured with a two-page spread in May 2012 Sports & Fitness Magazine. Sports & Fitness is the first English-Language Sports Magazine in the Middle East.
Article and photos by Darla Hueske.
Despite wind and weather conditions, our beginners will learn something new every time. Today, the winds were very light so it was perfect time to practice capsize and recovery. David takes a beginner student through a half inversion (boat on side).
Capsize and Recovery Lesson, DM Sailing Center
Capsizes are an integral part of sailing dinghies. When a capsize happens for the first time, it can be quite shocking. But, being prepared to deal with one, and recover the boat is a major confidence booster.
10 Steps to Recover a Capsized Dinghy
1 – Clear the danger zone between the hull and the boom.
2 – Check in with any crew on board to make sure they’re not trapped.
3 – Swim around to the daggerboard/underside through the back of your boat.
4 – Hold on to the daggerboard to prevent the boat inverting further.
If you have a crew, then wait until they’re also at the daggerboard area
5 – Ensure the daggerboard is fully out (towards the underside, i.e you)
6 – All those around the daggerboard should hoist themselves upwards, trying to actually get on the daggerboard (Don’t worry if you don’t).
7 – The boat will begin to lean towards you. Continue to hoist yourself upwards.
8- The boat will return to an upright position. Hold onto its side.
9 – Pull yourself into the boat and assist crew.
10 – When you’re ready, sheet in, and you’re ready to sail off.
Egypt’s Second Water Sports Expo came to a triumphant close with a gathering of sailors, boaters, water skiers, and beach goers having a wonderful time on the beach and on the water. The April gorgeous weather treated everyone to a delightful weekend.
Beachside seats at DMSC
The four-day event drew water sports enthusiasts from across Egypt. All types of people joined the fun on the beach enjoying displays of water sports equipment and a variety of entertainment. From powerboats to sailboats, from jet skis to ATVs, visitors to the Water Sports Expo could see, try, and buy equipment that suited their outdoor activities. It was the ultimate water sports playground.
More photos and information about Egypt Water Sports Expo at aquativities.com.