Start Windsurfing Dates:
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Saturday Teams Windsurfing
Must be experienced or have completed the Start Windsurfing Course
The RQYS Sailing Academy offers several windsurfing programs spanning learning to windsurfing (beginner and intermediate) courses, social sailing and squad coaching.
Start Windsurfing (Level 1)
The Start Windsurfing (Level 1) Course will consist of 5 sessions over 5 weeks (or 5 consecutive days over the School Holidays) and will cover everything from sailing theory, wind awareness, board handling, rigging, launching and retrieving gear, self-rescue, plus all the basic sailing techniques required to progress a complete novice to a level where they can sail in and out and up and downwind confidently in up to 12 knots of wind.
The course is an Australian Sailing accredited course and participants will be issued with a log book and certificate upon completion. The course will be run by 2 professional instructors with a maximum of 12 participants made up of both kids and adults.
All gear is provided and is modern learner friendly gear. In the last session, participants will join the Club Windsurfing group to put their news skills to use. Following completion of the course all participants will be invited to attend Club Windsurfing on a regular basis.
Recommended age 12+. Private lessons are recommended for younger participants.
What to bring: Hat, sun protection, and enclosed footwear is a must.
Club Windsurfing encourages independent windsurfers (minimum competency Start Windsurfing Level 1) to improve on their skills and continue to participate on a regular basis. It is an opportunity to get hours on the water in a safe and fun environment.
Club windsurfing is run every second Sunday and is an initiative run by windsurfing volunteers who are knowledgeable and have racing experience in many different disciplines of the sport, both socially and at an international level. There is a wealth of knowledge and experience to gain by coming down and talking with the volunteers during these sessions.
When: Due to the continuing Covid-19 pandemic we are currently not running Club Windsurfing. If you would like to be advise when this program will re-open please register here
Cost: Non-member are required to see reception and purchase a Day Sail Pass and hire of equipment to be organised prior to the day.
Private Windsurfing Lessons
Private lessons for both learners and those with advancing windsurfing ability are available and can be organised upon request. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire and arrange private windsurfing lessons.
The sailing community is putting a call out to anyone with kids that may be interested to come down and have a look and be part of the Junior Windsurfing Squad.
Informal sessions based around teaching some new skills, developing confidence, creating a social friendship group and an introduction to some friendly competition. This is very much aimed at Juniors and Youth starting out, sessions will be staying very close to the beach and will be largely aimed at just getting time on the water in a fun and safe environment. We have pathways at the club to accommodate kids wanting to progress into more structured competitive based sailing.
Who: Junior and Youth Club Members, non members can purchase a daily sail pass (details below)
Gear Required: Any windsurfing gear is welcome so BYO or Hire Gear is available at the follow rates or your hire gear is available at the following rates:
Prices are as follows:
Bic Windsup per session $40
Bic Techno leased for school term $150 for training and racing. (Note you will need to join the club as a sailing class member)
PPE: Lifejackets and shoes will be mandatory and we can provide the life jackets.
Cost: Free to club members (volunteer based so parents are encouraged to assist). Non members are required to purchase a Sail Pass from reception on entry to RQYS.
This is not a Start Windsurfing course, RQYS will be running these courses through out the course.