The Training Experience: Windsurfing

Training with Newhaven and Seaford Sailing Club is all about fun, sociability and easy learning. The water-based windsurfing courses are held at Piddinghoe where we have all the necessary facilities. There’s a dedicated training room where theory is explained close to where the windsurfers are launched and the practical side of the training takes place. Naturally, we have all the changing and toilet facilities there as well, plus a galley area where you can make yourself a hot drink and sit-down with your packed lunch. Mostly however, except in bad weather, you’ll be outside for the day, either on the bank of the lake or on the water. Theory is kept to a minimum and we’ll get you on the water from day one.

We have a set of windsurfing equipment dedicated to the training. The instructors (trained to RYA standards) demonstrate what you should be doing, give shore-based training and follow you around to deliver the training on the water. So if this is your first experience of windsurfing you’ll be in a safe, controlled environment where mistakes will not be disastrous and where you have great opportunity to learn.

There will be a good ratio of instructors to trainees (governed by RYA rules) so it will not be far off one-to-one instruction.

Piddinghoe is a beautiful location and in the breaks in the training there’s nowhere better to sit-down, watch others sail and windsurf and talk about what you’re learning.

We’ll supply all the necessary equipment plus buoyancy aids so all you have to bring are old clothes, shoes that don’t mind getting wet, a change of clothing and a packed lunch. All this will be made clear in your joining instructions.

At the end of the course you’ll have a book and a record of what you’ve done and, we hope, a certificate.

Interested? Register yourself by e-mailing the windsurfing team who’ll be in contact with details of forthcoming training: windsurfing@nssc.org.uk