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Windsurfing

Royal Yachting Association

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

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.

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

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

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

Partners

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