If you love your sea, and getting sporty at the sea, then the Sail Tel Aviv Yafo Festival will probably float your boat!
The festival (which takes place from April 18-28, 2016) will feature hundreds of participants, who will be using their yachts, surfboards, SUPs, goggles and whatever else they can, to ensure maritime glory!
The festival opens April 18-20 with the Israel Youth Sailing Championship, in memory of Major Asaf Asulin, with over 600 children competing.
On Wednesday April 27th, the public is invited for an open experience day with SUP, kayaking, rowing and boat sailing – all require prior registration, and a nominal participation fee.
The sports competitions and main events will take place on April 28th, including the following:
One thing to definitely mark in your calendars is the large rally for all types of vessels, which also takes place on the 28th. The rally will start from Reading (North Tel Aviv, next to Tel Aviv Port) at 11:30 and will sail along the coastline of Tel Aviv to the Yafo Port and back.
And if you’re stuck on dry land, don’t worry, there’s also a beach volleyball tournament and an Instagram photo contest with some incredible prizes on offer (tag your photos with #SAILTLV).
This looks like a great few days on the beach of Tel Aviv, especially the 28th if you’re coming just to watch (or take photos/Instagram)!
Registration for the competitions and activities at sea can be made here.