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Sport and Wellbeing

RYA windsurfing

Windsurfing has to be one of the most cool sports out there with it's brightly coloured sails and freestyle tricks. 

Windsurfing at Calshott
Windsurfing at Calshott

Sport and Wellbeing offer some of the RYA Windsurfing courses.  All of our Windsurfing courses run from our base at Southampton Sailing Club where we have a range of sails and boards. Available for all abilities.

We also have the opportunity for you to sail recreationally if you wish on some Wednesday afternoons.  Please see the recreational watersports section of the website for more details.

Our Kit



All instructors were really encouraging and looked after the students really well. It was great fun.



Youth Windsurfing

Start Windsurfing

Start windsurfing for the first time, learn the basics to sail and turn around.

Dates Times
05/06 August 2017 08:00-16:00
09/10 September 2017 10:00-18:00
23/24 September 2017 10:00-18:00
07/08 October 2017 10:00-18:00
04/05 November 2017 08:00-16:00
18/19 November 2017 08:00-16:00

Costs: Sport and Wellbeing Member £95.00 / Non-Member £155.00

To book call 023 8059 2119 or book in person at the Jubilee Sports Centre or book online here.

Purchase the RYA Start Windsurfing Handbook
Purchase the RYA Start Windsurfing Handbook

Intermediate Non-Planing

Go a little faster and learn how to control the sail using a harness.  Get ready to make the board plane.

Dates Times
No dates currently available 10:00-18:00


Costs:  Sport and Wellbeing Member £95.00 /Non-Member £155.00
To book call 023 8059 2119 or book in person at the Jubilee Sports Centre or book online here.

As well as Start Windsurfing and Intermediate (non-planing) Sport and wellbeing also offer Kids Windsurfing courses.  These courses are:

  • Youth Windsurfing Level 1
  • Youth windsurfing Level 2
  • Youth Windsurfing Level 3

We are happy to run these courses on demand for groups of three or more, but plan to put together a schedule of courses in the coming year.  Please contact for further details.

What's included in the cost of the windsurfing course?

All included in the cost of the course

Course Cancellations/Transfers

We retain the right to cancel a date and transfer your booking or offer you a refund if the weather is unsuitable to run the course on the basis of health and safety. As part of this decision we will be looking at wind, temperature and sea state. Where possible we will give you 24 hours’ notice when a clear and accurate weather forecast comes through.

On the rare occurrence of staff sickness we will endeavour to cover the staff shortage and continue to run the course. This would also be grounds for a refund or date transfer.

The bookee cancelling the booking

Over 7 days before the course: We are happy to offer a full refund or transfer your booking to another date upon request.

Over 48 hours before the course: We will give a 50% refund or a full refund upon the presentation of a current doctor’s note.

Less than 48 hours before the course: We are not able to offer a refund

Please note that the time period stated refers to start of the day, not the start of the course.  All refunds are limited to course fees only.  If you book local accommodation, you may choose to take out cancellation/holiday insurance.

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