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RYA Start Windsurfing

13th - 14 July, 09:30 - 17:00

This course is for beginners who have done little or no windsurfing before. It is the first part of the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) windsurfing scheme and its aim is to provide basic windsurfing techniques and essential background knowledge. By the end of the course you will be able to windsurf safely under loose supervision, be able to turn the board around, sail to where you want to go and get back to shore.

The RYA Start Windsurfing course is run over two days on a weekend, both Saturday and Sunday from 0930 1700. Courses run from May through to October.

This course is the minimum recognised qualification for hiring kit at most windsurfing centres.

Assumed knowledge: None.

Course content: Teaches you the basics of windsurfing using the right equipment.

Ability after course: Able to sail to a chosen point on the water and return to where you started from in light winds.


Course Fees

RYA Start Windsurfing Course Fee is £250 (Non-Members).

RYA Start Windsurfing Course Fee is £150 (Members).

Benefits of Club Membership - If sign up for club membership before the start of your course you will receive the following benefits:

  • £100 discount on the course fee;
  • free access to Derwent Reservoir to practice windsurfing;
  • free use of club windsurfing equipment for the 2024 season;
  • Free access to other club equipment including: sailing dinghies (L2 only), paddle boards, kayaks & Open Water Swimming;
  • Discounts on future courses;
  • Access to club social events e.g Summer BBQ;
  • Free weekend Camping & Caravan pitches;
  • Free access to Galley(Food) & bar;

If you are interested in this option visit our website or contact: Rob Richardson Club Manager via email or mobile 07572117942


Cancellation Terms

In the event that the course has to be rescheduled due to weather conditions and we are unable to offer you another suitable date, we will fully refund the course fees. If you choose to cancel less than 2 weeks in advance of the course date you will be refunded 50% of the course fee, cancellations / changes prior to 2 weeks will incur an administration charge of 10%. If you cancel within 24 hours of booking a full refund is made.

Last updated 10:20pm on 22 July 2024

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