Derwent's windsurfing fleet has windsurfers of all ages and abilities. When the wind blows strong from Derwent's prevailing wind, west – the more experience windsurfers will be zipping across the reservoir showing off their carve gybing skills!
Without doubt, we can call ourselves the most active fleet in the club due to the (members only) "Buddy System" (see details below) and with the training that's offered here at Derwent for adults and juniors.
There is a big warm welcome from the Derwent Windsurfing Fleet, and the windsurfing members are always happy to help newcomers with advice about their kit or techniques.
If you sign up to the Buddy System, you and at least one 'buddy' (someone else who is a club sailing member) can turn up to sail any day of the year, from dawn till dusk or whatever suits you.
This means everyone can make the most of the conditions throughout the week. Often through the summer months you'll find that windsurfers will even turn up after work for an evening session - or those who are lucky enough, will sail all day. The system is available to all members, but it's fair to say the windsurfers use it most.
So when the wind blows, make sure you've got a buddy or two to accompany you!
For those adults/juniors who wish to take part in racing there is the opportunity to join in the NEWS (North East Windsurfers) EVENTS
WHAT IS NEWS
NEWS is the northeast division of the United Kingdom Windsurfing Association (UKWA) covering the Northeast of England, Scottish Borders and North Yorkshire.
WHAT DOES NEWS DO?
NEWS organises and runs an annual regional race series for windsurfers using various sailing clubs in and around the regions borders. Racing takes place in the nationally established classes of:
Raceboard inc. RS:X
There are also junior classes and a Club Class devoted to the novice and/or local club competitor.
The dates and venues for NEWS EVENTSare as follows:
NEWS 1 - Druridge Bay Country Park – 5/6th May
NEWS 2 - Kielder Water Sailing Club – 19/20th May
NEWS 3 – Prestwick Sailing Club – 2/3rd June (Scottish Open Championships)
NEWS 4 – Yorkshire Dales Sailing Club – 23/24th June
NEWS 5 – Derwent Res. Sailing Club – 7/8th July
NEWS 6 – South Shields Sailing Club – 28/29th July
NEWS 7 – St. Mary's Loch Sailing Club – 1/2nd September (Scottish Inland Championships)
NEWS 8 – Kielder Water Sailing Club – 22/23rd September
NEWS 9 – Derwent Res. Sailing Club – 13/14th October Notice - two of the events are at Derwent - so what are you waiting for. Get racing! For more information check out this webpage:
Last updated 16:20 on 19 March 2019