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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 Calshot
Windsurfing at Calshot

Southampton Sport offer some of the RYA Windsurfing courses.  All of our Windsurfing courses meet at the University Watersports Centre and run from our training 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.

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

Start Windsurfing

Start windsurfing for the first time, learn the basics to get going and turn around. We have permission from the RYA to deliver the Start Windsurfing course across one full 8hr day.  We do appreciate that it may be tough going and you would rather attend the course across two days, so we have kept the full weekend option available.

 

DateTime
30th & 31st July 08:00-16:00
13th & 14th August 09:00-17:00
10th & 11th September 08:00-16:00
8th & 9th October 07:00-15:00

Costs:

Membership TypePrice of Course
Southampton Sport Member £99.00
Uni of Southampton or Solent Uni Student* £127.50
Mayflower Member, Sports Pass and Non-member £160.00

*In order to claim the student discount you will need to provide proof of your student status. Please email proof that you are currently enrolled on a course in the current academic year at the University of Southampton or Solent University to watersports@southampton.ac.uk

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

Intermediate Non-Planning

Introducing you to our Fastfwd coaching technique, helping you fine tune basic skills and make your windsurfing faster and more fluid.

Assumed knowledge: The Start Windsurfing course. Should be able to sail on all points of sailing in light winds

New techniques such as the beachstart and harness work will get you ready for the excitement of blasting control. Beachstarting and gybing are taught either as a separate clinic or within the course, tailored to an individual’s needs and the teaching environment over a 2-day period.

Maximum Student: Instructor Ratio: 6:1

Dates Times
29th & 30th October  08:00-16:00 

 

 

 

Costs:

Membership TypePrice Of Course
Southampton Sport Member £99.00
Uni of Southampton or Solent Uni Student* £127.50
Mayflower Member, Sports Pass and Non-Member £160.00

*In order to claim the student discount you will need to provide proof of your student status. Please email proof that you are currently enrolled on a course in the current academic year at the University of Southampton or Solent University to watersports@southampton.ac.uk


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

 

Intermediate Planning

This is the second part of the Intermediate course, building on your skills to get the board planning.

Assumed knowledge: At the practical level of the a start windsurfing ability. You should be able to sail on all points of sailing in light winds.

New techniques such as faster tacks, use of the harness and getting in the foot straps, will get you ready for the excitement of blasting control. Beach starting and the basic technique of the carve gybing are also taught within this course or as separate clinics, tailored to suit individual’s needs and the environment.

DatesTimes
29th & 30th October  08:00-16:00

Costs:

Membership TypePrice of Course
Southampton Sport Member £99.00
Uni of Southampton or Solent Uni Student* £127.50
Mayflower Member, Sports Pass and Non-Member £160.00

*In order to claim the student discount you will need to provide proof of your student status. Please email proof that you are currently enrolled on a course in the current academic year at the University of Southampton or Solent University to watersports@southampton.ac.uk

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

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.

For most of our watersports courses we have a minimum ratio of 1:3. Where possible we will always endeavour to run a course but if we are below ratio we may have to transfer you onto a future booking.

 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 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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