If you’re coming to the country for dental treatment and you also wish to go sailing in Poland, you have some great options. If you have time on your hands, the Masurian lakes are a fantastic sailing destination. If time is short, then Gdynia for sailing and Gdansk for your dental treatment is an ideal solution.
Sailing in Poland may be best enjoyed in the region of the Great Masurian Lakes located in the north eastern part of the country. This lake district, with the highest concentration of lakes in Poland, picturesquely set among forests, attracts thousands of water sports enthusiasts.
The Masurian lake land boasts Poland’s largest lakes such as Lake Sniardwy (106 sq. km.) with eight islands and Lake Mamry (104.9 sq. km.) with thirty-three islands.
The scenic Masuria lakes district in Poland is a place of magical beauty, filled with historical sites and is unsurpassed as a sailing experience.
In wintertime the lakes and canals of northeastern Poland turn into huge, flat and snow-covered ice fields. Over two thousand lakes of different acreage plus hundreds of rivers and canals are situated in that region. The Sniardwy, Mamry, Niegocin, Beldany and Nidzkie are the largest lakes.
In the northwestern part of the country there are also many lakes that freeze over in wintertime, however, they are not so large as those in northeastern Poland. The artificial water bodies by the dams in southern Poland freeze as well.
Very popular with sailors in summertime, all these natural and artificial lakes offer excellent conditions for iceboating in winter. Fans of ice sailing can find in Poland all they need: huge ice-covered areas and strong winds that allow them to reach great acceleration.
Gdynia can rightfully be referred to as the sailing capital of Poland. Every year a number of events of national, European, World or Olympic scale are held here. this is due to the excellent conditions in terms of both, the wind and the infrastructure.
Local residents and tourists can watch the races while walking along the beach or the promenade (Bulwar Nadmorski) – nearly two kilometres long. They can take part in the numerous accompanying events, like concerts or meetings. The contestants have an opportunity to relax after the competition, while the spectators can meet the chief players of the races.
There are also contests for young, novice sailors, on Optimist class boats. The passion with which they struggle with nature and the competitors in their little, blue-sailed boats is a pure demonstration of vitality and a lesson of coping with adversities for the spectators.
The best yachting facilities are in the marinas at Szczecin, Trzebiez, Leba, Gdynia, Gdansk and Gorki Zachodnie, where there are considerable local sailing communities. There are good marinas in Gdynia, which is municipal and has four yacht clubs, and in Gdansk on Motlawa River in the city centre.