Downwind in Dahab

Gael Pawson joined the Fat Face team at Neilson’s base in Dahab, Egypt, for a week of sailing, windsurfing, kitesurfing and mountain biking

1 Bedouin, camels and grass

The area is naturally dry and barren… until you reach the hotel

2 Kitesurfing

Our first few hours were spent learning to control the spinnaker, working in pairs

3 Windsurfing heaven

What made the biggest difference was John’s shoreside demonstration

4 Sailing in Dahab

Flat water and strong winds delivered some awesome sailing

5 Competition time

Adam followed me the whole way across, shouting encouragement

6 Social preparation and further information

It doesn’t pay to train too hard