Date and Time:
Saturday 7 October 2023 09:30 - 12:00
YDSC Grimwith Reservoir
A series of training sessions for windsurf beginners run on a several Saturday mornings from April to October from 10am-12 noon. They include practice on the shore with a simulator and training and can lead to achievement to RYA stages/levels. You can feel safe as there will be a safety boat to look after you and equipment provided by YDSC. The sessions are run entirely voluntarily and there is no charge for club members but we do ask for a voluntary contribution of £10 per person to help towards the cost of kit, boat maintenance and the cost of fuel for the safetyboats. Participants can work towards RYA Start Windsurfing syllabuses and sessions are open to adults and to children over the age of 8.
Please arrive at 9.30am for a morning session to register and get kitted up. The club can provide you with a wetsuit, buoyancy aid and helmet. Please bring with you either wetsuit boots or an old pair of trainers you do not mind getting wet, warm socks, a waterproof top and a pair of gloves with a grippy palm. Sessions must be booked in advance. Coordinator Erica Caswell Email: .
If you need to cancel please let us know by email at . It will help if you quote your order number in the confirmatory email. The new policy is not to refund £10 donations for club training unless there are exentuating circumstances. Please do let us know as early as possible as it helps with instructor allocation and if the event is fully booked then someone else could take your place.
As well as swimwear and a towel you will need to bring your own footwear (wetsuit boots or trainers), a waterproof top and gloves. The club can provide you with a wetsuit, buoyancy aid and helmet.
For windsurfing, all children under the age of 16 MUST wear a helmet. For adult beginners helmets are available but optional. Beginners will not be on the water if the wind is considered to be too strong.