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7Jul/14Off

TUSHINGHAM BOLT AT OCEAN ELEMENTS VASSILIKI CLUB

TUSHINGHAM BOLT AT OCEAN ELEMENTS VASSILIKI CLUB

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TUSHINGHAM BOLT ARRIVES AT OCEAN ELEMENTS VASSILIKI CLUB

Ocean Elements are pleased to announce the arrival of the Tushingham Bolt at our Vassiliki Beach Club.

The Bolt has been introduced by Tushingham as a brand new concept of freeride sail.

A small clip from Ocean Elements Vassiliki Beach Club.

The Tushingham Bolt At Ocean Elements from Ocean Elements on Vimeo.

Read our Review of the new Tushingham Bolt on our Blog: 

This sail range changes design with size, with a 4 batten lightweight sail in the lower size range to a twin cam powerhouse in the large sail sizes.

We have already rigged the 5 batten Freeride and twin cam Freerace Bolt ready for guests to use on their watersports holiday in the Greek Islands.

We really like the idea of one sail range that does it all, along with the look and construction The Bolt it is becoming a favourite amongst both our guests and staff.

With improved materials, the sail is super durable and the simple added features, such as the pulley tack system, makes rigging and tuning really easy.

Here in Vassiliki we have tested the Bolt in the light onshore winds, as well as in the hectic cross-shore, and the sail always feels in control and balanced in a massive range of wind strengths.

Experience the Bolt for yourself on windsurfing holiday with Ocean Elements at our range of Beach Clubs in the Greek Islands with free RYA tuition included!

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23May/14Off

OCEAN ELEMENTS – EXCLUSIVE READER DISCOUNT

OCEAN ELEMENTS - EXCLUSIVE READER DISCOUNT

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PRESS RELEASE

Ocean Elements are pleased to offer Windsurf Magazine readers an EXCLUSIVE saving of up to 10% off our watersports holidays to Greece. 

Our Summer holidays are the perfect holidays for families, groups and couples, offering something for everyone.

We have a range of activities available as well as FREE kids clubs to keep the little ones entertained and give parents some me-time, or more time out on the water.

From ‘Start Windsurfing’ for novice sailors to Intermediate and Expert lessons and courses including use of harnesses, foot-straps, water starts, carve gybes and tricks.

Our RYA Centres give you the freedom to make use of professional tuition and equipment for no extra charge! We have bases in some of the best resorts in Europe and NEW windsurf kit for 2014.

Windsurfing holidays in Vassiliki this June start from only £479pp including flights, transfers and catered accommodation.

For more information visit OCEANELEMENTS.COM

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28Apr/14Off

OCEAN ELEMENTS USED WINDSURFING GEAR SALE

OCEAN ELEMENTS USED WINDSURFING GEAR SALE

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PRESS RELEASE

OCEAN ELEMENTS SECONDHAND GEAR SALE

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Ocean Elements have a large selection of secondhand windsurfing equipment for sale, with gear including Tushingham kit (booms and sails) and boards from Starboard ranging between £30 – £550.

Contact Graham Goddard on + 44 203 355 6695 for more information.

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6Mar/14Off

WANTED – OPERATIONS MANAGER IN GREECE WITH OCEAN ELEMENTS

WANTED - OPERATIONS MANAGER IN GREECE WITH OCEAN ELEMENTS

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An exciting role to join a young but fast-moving and highly reputable water sports holiday brand Ocean Elements of long establish Tour Operator Alpine Elements.

The Operations Manager reports directly to the Managing Director and will be responsible for leading the Company’s exciting Beach programme and its future development, whilst ensuring the smooth running of all four existing Beach Clubs with a team of 60-70 hospitality staff, instructors and managers in Greece.

A very varied role which has challenging duties one might expect of starting and running a business in its own right. Duties will range from operational set up to staff management, reporting, overseeing the finance department, supplier contracting, client relations, (customer service) and quality control.

You will be a natural leader and motivator who will take charge of a growing team and inspire them to have a passion for what they do, and in the delivery of a seamless service. You will be a good communicator and have a head for problems and business, be self-reliant, dependable and resourceful. You will be able to stand on your own two feet, take control of tricky situations and perform you tasks diligently at all times.

You will ensure that all problems within your resort are dealt with quickly and efficiently, display a good work ethic and not be shy of “putting in the hours” when required.

Prospects
Joining the Company (now) at this pivotal stage of business growth will lead to excellent prospects and career development opportunities. This is a very satisfying role, and one that will require a highly experienced, driven and organised person. It will come with career progression proportionate to the work put in.

Location
Depending on the candidate, this role can either be UK based with significant overseas travel or entirely Greek based. The role could also be split between the two countries on a seasonal basis – Greece summer, UK Winter.

Company History
Alpine Elements Ltd is a medium size tour operator specialising in summer and winter activity holidays. The Group takes over 20,000 clients away each year. The Company is seeking to expand their programme in Greece with current capacity of 3000 clients per summer over 3 hotels in Lefkada offering water sports at their RYA Training Centres.

Skills

  • Experience in Water front Management, overseas Beach Clubs or similar
  • Experience with  Hotel Management
  • RYA instructor qualifications are preferable but not essential
  • A clear understanding of how a Beach Club or Centre works with regard to hotels     management, RYA instructional programmes, RYA regulations and safety.
  • Excellent people management skills
  • Clear communicator, high organisational skills
  • Knowledge of Health & Safety, food hygiene at kitchen / hotel level
  • Strong problem solving skills & excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to meet deadlines, often under pressure, not shy of putting in the hours
  • Demonstrate ability to work effectively as a member of the team and proactively contribute to company goals

Package

Basic salary: £35,000 + bonus potential (based on performance, revenues, budgets)
Car and accommodation (Greece), mobile phone, travel expenses (Greece) and insurance provided.

Depending on the candidate, this role can either be UK based with significant overseas travel or entirely Greek based. The role could also be split between the two countries on a seasonal basis – Greece summer, UK Winter.

Permanent position.

Please send your CV with a cover letter to Joanna Stepak joanna@alpineelements.co.uk

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23Sep/13Off

JAMIE DRUMMOND VASSILIKI AUGUST 2013 ACTION

JAMIE DRUMMOND VASSILIKI AUGUST 2013 ACTION

JAMIE DRUMMOND VASSILIKI AUGUST 2013 ACTION

UK Freestyler Jamie Drummond collected this footage from some peak-season sessions at Vassiliki, Greece, using his MUVI No Proof No Glory camera.

Jamie Drummond Vassiliki August 2013 from Jamie Drummond on Vimeo.

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20Mar/13Off

100 Loops for W4CR

A couple of years ago Sam Ross and John Palmer set about the slightly crazy task of performing 100 forwards in one day for W4CR, now the baton has been passed onto Jamie Drummond, who will attempt the same feat for the same cause this year.
Jamie will aim to complete his loops on (or around, wind dependent!) the 15th of June out in Vassiliki Bay. Alongside his mammoth challenge Ocean Elements will be holding a sunrise SUP cruise around the bay for all of their guests, check out all the information and donate to W4CR (Watersports 4 Cancer Research) here.
The previous challenge saw Sam Ross and John Palmer taking on 50 loops each, but now Jamie is going for 100 all by himself! Check out how Sam and John got on below…

W4CR 50 loop challenge from John Palmer on Vimeo.

There’s also a few rumours of speedos again, which is more than a little concerning! Good luck Jamie, from all the Boards team.
Jamie Drummond

Jamie Drummond

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19Mar/13Off

Esso Sesho with Jamie Drummond

Jamie Drummond ventures out into the cold for one of his final British winter windsurfs before he jets off to start the season with Ocean Elements in Greece. Here’s a couple of shots and some words from Jamie, check out his blog here for more!

“Cold conditions in the UK at the moment – winter just doesn’t want to relinquish its grip and there is even talk of snow at Easter! Luckily I won’t be around for that as I fly to Greece two weeks today. I’m really looking forward to getting back on the water in Vass, but in the meantime, here’s a few shots from a recent session at the Esso Garage on Hayling Island. It was absolutely freezing! I might have to invest in some winter boots :p”

All images courtesy of Mr. Josh Guard Eames Esq.

Jamie Drummond
Jamie Drummond
Jamie Drummond

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14Mar/13Off

NO PROOF, NO GLORY

NO PROOF, NO GLORY

NO PROOF, NO GLORY

Muvi camera distributors Watersports World signed Freestyler Jamie Drummond as their windsurfing representative, as-seen in this edit featuring all their riders from windsurfing, kitesurfing and wake boarding.

Muvi Action Cameras & No Proof No Glory – WSW Team Intro from watersportsworld on Vimeo.

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1Mar/13Off

Ocean Elements Head of Operations – New Job Opportunity!

Fancy a summer in the sun? Ocean Elements are looking to appoint a new talented person as head of operation in Greece.

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Ocean Elements

Head of Operations Greece

Alpine Element, a medium size tour operator specialising in summer and winter activity holidays is seeking to expand our Team in Greece.

The Head of Operations is instrumental in ensuring the smooth running of the Greek resort. You will be super organised and be able to easily multitask.

This is a very varied role which has duties ranging from the operational set up at the beginning of the season, employee management, overseeing the Beach Program to responding to questions and queries from the UK office.

You will be a natural leader and motivator who will take charge of the team and inspire them to have a passion for what they do and the delivery of a seamless service.

You will ensure that all problems within your resort are dealt with quickly and efficiently, and that nothing is ever too much trouble.

Duties and Responsibilities: (this list is not exhaustive)

  • Hotel management
  • Operational staff recruitment
  • Operational staff management
  • Quality control (beach and hotel)
  • Customer Service, complaints handling
  • Extras / Excursions sales and revenue streams (commission led)
  • Involvement with marketing literature, brochures, website etc.
  • Arranging Beach license and Boat paper work
  • Renewal of RYA Training Centre credentials
  • Overseeing RYA regulations and ensuring program conforms to RYA and Port Police regulations
  • Ensuring programme meets RYA Hotel & Beach programme set up to run to RYA standards
  • Banking
  • Accounts and office admin (with resort accountant and our firm of accountants)
  • Local licensing, legal and administrative duties (with help from agent)
  • Supervision of bars and tills
  • Supervision of kitchen and food quality
  • Ensuring we maintain budgets for in-resort revenue (spend per guest)
  • Implementing full health and safety controls for hotel and beach
  • Implementation of product and beach programme to include:

Sailing instruction (windsurf, dinghy)

Operation of support boat

Kit maintenance

Paddle boards and kayaks

Bike guiding and bike rentals

Vehicle back up and support

Kids Club for 2 age groups

  • Ensuring upkeep and maintenance of hotel pool & grounds

Skills

  • Significant experience in multi-site hospitality management  (Minimum 3 yrs preferred)
  • Proven track record in Customer Service skills
  • Experience of “Seasonal start up” situations
  • Excellent people management skills
  • Good communication and organisational skills
  • Extensive knowledge in Health & safety and food hygiene
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in a specialist tour operator environment
  • Product knowledge
  • Strong problem solving skills & Excellent attention to detail
  • Demonstrate ability to communicate accurately, clearly and concisely with the rest of the business
  • Ability to meet deadlines, often under pressure
  • Demonstrate ability to work effectively as a member of the team and proactively contribute to company goals

Package

Basic salary: £22,000 + £3,000 (based on customers questionnaire results, performance, revenue    sales)

Accommodation, travel to resort and insurance provided.

Seven months contract with possibility of permanent

Start date: 18/03/2013

Please send your CV with a covering email telling us why you are the person for the job to jobs@alpineelements.co.uk

Due to the high volume of applicants, only successful candidates will be contacted.

NO AGENCIES PLEASE

 Find out more about Ocean Elements here.  

 

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27Feb/13Off

WHAT’S NEW FOR OCEAN ELEMENTS 2013

WHAT'S NEW FOR OCEAN ELEMENTS 2013

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OCEAN ELEMENTS GREECE | 2013 WINDSURFING CENTRES

Our Vassiliki centre opens its doors for a third year on May 5th. One of the big upgrades we are making this year is rigging everything up to 5.7 on skinny masts – improving the performance of the already excellent Tushingham rigs.

The windsurf rack is going to be even fuller this year! With a huge selection of boards ranging from 82 litres right up to 250 litre beginner boards, there is something for everybody to enjoy. For our advanced sailors, freeride, slalom, freestyle and freewave boards will leave you with plenty of choice. A full kit list can be found HERE:

TUITION
ll kit is obviously free for you to use at any time but the way to get the most out it is to join in with on of the FREE tuition groups. From complete beginners, to harness work, improving turns, carve gybes and right up to jumps, loops and freestyle – our inclusive RYA tuition will have something for everybody.

KIDS’ CLUBS
For any keen kids under 13, our awesome Youth Squad has gotten even better this year. The Squad will now spend a full day on the water, perfecting their skills in dinghy sailing, windsurfing and kayaking. Not everybody is watersports mad, so for the little ones who want to take it a bit easier, the inclusive Sea Tigers and Sea Urchins have them covered. More on Kids Clubs.

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NIDRI
Expanding for the second year in a row, we have added a second centre to our programme. Nidri, located just 20 minutes up the road from Vassiliki, generally has calmer conditions. The emphasis here will be more on dinghy sailing, with an extended fleet of boats. From the humble Pico to exciting trapeze performance boats, there will again be something for everyone. Plenty of local islands offer the opportunity for day sails and exploring – an opportunity we will be making the most of everyday!

Windsurfing tuition will run for Start and Intermediate Non Planing level (Level 1 and 2), with plenty of beginner boards and some big freeride kit for cruising in the force 2-4 winds.

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NO WIND, NO WORRIES
What else? Bar the plethora of windsurfing and dinghy kit on offer in both resorts, there is also a great selection of Paddleboards and Kayaks for all to use. Powerboat tuition is available too, for anyone who might prefer petrol to wind power! Back on land, there are top bikes from Kona and Specialized and daily guided rides around the beautiful island of Lefkas.

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