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Windsurfing

Royal Yachting Association

Contact Name
RYA House
Contact Email
enquiries@rya.org.uk
Contact Telephone
023 8060 4100

Get Involved

What is Windsurfing?

Windsurfing is a surface water sport that combines elements of surfing and sailing.

It consists of a board powered by wind on a sail. Windsurfing is predominately undertaken on a non-competitive basis. Organised competition does take place at all levels across the world and typical formats for competitive windsurfing include Formula Windsurfing, speed sailing, slalom, course racing, wave sailing, superX, and freestyle.

Benefits

You're stretching, you're pulling, you're lifting things - you use your whole body so it's a great workout, and also develops balance and coordination.

Costs

A new board and rig package comes in around £1,000 but there are bargains to be had and RYA Training Centres have kit you can borrow or hire.

Involvement

National Windsurfing Week, in May, aims to attract new people with free taster sessions.

Equipment

  • Windsurf Board
  • Harness
  • Harness lines
  • Joint
  • Wet suit/Dry suit
  • Footwear
  • Helmet
  • Personal flotation device
  • Fin/Skeg
  • Travel Gear – Sail Bags, Board Bags, Car Racks
  • Safety gear: line, distress strobe light, whistle

Campaigns

Make your Move

The greatest benefits to our physical and mental health comes when we go from doing no physical activity at all to doing just a little bit!

Local Programmes

National Programmes

On Board

The RYA OnBoard programme offers young people the opportunity to try out sailing and windsurfing through their local club or centre in a safe, structured and fun environment.

Team15

Team15 offers young people two opportunities; to be part of club sessions plus participate in the Interclub events where your team can go head-to-head with other teams in your region to decide an over

Partners

  • County Sport Network
    O&W LSA
    H&B LSA
    Equality Standard
    Sport England
  • NWL LSA
    Melton LSA
    Charnwood LSA
    Leicestershire County Council
    Active Rutland
  • Blaby LSA
    Harborough LSA
    Safeguarding
    Active Leicester

Partners

  • NWL LSA
    County Sport Network
  • Blaby LSA
    Sport England
  • Active Leicester
    Melton LSA
  • Equality Standard
    Safeguarding
  • Harborough LSA
    H&B LSA
  • Leicestershire County Council
    Active Rutland
  • O&W LSA
    Charnwood LSA