GETTING TO MENORCA
Air links to Menorca are excellent. From the London area, easyjet.com flies from Gatwick and Monarch; andfly from Gatwick and Luton.
Monarch also flies from Birmingham and Manchester, while easyJet flies from Bristol, Liverpool and Newcastle.
Jet2.com has services from Blackpool, Edinburgh, Newcastle and Leeds/Bradford.
Low-cost flights are operated from other UK airports by airlines such as Thomson and Thomas Cook Airways.
The island’s airport is just outside the capital, Mahon.
If you plan to take your car to Menorca from mainland Europe there are daily ferries from Barcelona.
Menorca Sailing is based in Fornells but has a UK office in Richmond, Surrey. It offers packages that will fly you out to the island from a range of UK airports. Accommodation is in self-catering apartments. Courses include group lessons for dinghy sailing and/or windsurfing; an hour’s personal tuition at the end of each day; and racing every afternoon.
Alternatively, try the Mahon-based Menorca Cruising School; which in 1994 became the first RYA (Royal Yachting Association) sailing school in the Mediterranean. Accommodation is onboard, with lunch and breakfast included. The five-day RYA Competent Crew most popular course for beginners costs £550 from May to October (high season) excluding flights.