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Royal Yachting Association

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023 8060 4100

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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.


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.


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.


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


  • 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

National Programmes


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


  • Leicestershire County Council
    North West Leicestershire District Council
    Age UK L&R
    Charnwood Borough Council
    Equality Standard
  • British Heart Foundation
    Leicester City Council
    Blaby District Council
    East Midlands Platform
  • Rutland County Council
    County Sport Network
    Harborough District Council
    Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
  • Sport England
    Loughborough University
    Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
    Melton Borough Council


  • Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
  • Charnwood Borough Council
    Sport England
  • Leicestershire County Council
    East Midlands Platform
  • British Heart Foundation
  • North West Leicestershire District Council
    Rutland County Council
  • Leicester City Council
    Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
  • Loughborough University
    Blaby District Council
  • County Sport Network
    Harborough District Council
  • Melton Borough Council
    Age UK L&R
  • Equality Standard