Start Windsurfing Dates:
14th October to 11th November 0900-1200hrs, five consecutive Saturdays
Saturday Teams Windsurfing
Must be experienced or have completed the Start Windsurfing Course
About Windsurfing at RQYS
The Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron is the premier windsurfing hub of Australia which homes the Australian Windsurfing Centre of Excellence and is a registered Australian Sailing Discover Sailing Centre. There are many opportunities for individuals and families of any age to engage in the learning, social and competitive aspects of this wonderful water sport.
Windsurfing has been a very active discipline within the club since 2008 with a fleet on the water for club racing every week throughout the sailing season and can be sighted on the water all throughout the year. The club has produced many national youth champions in the Techno 293 class granting youth world selection and senior representation in the RS:X class at international regattas.
The club welcomes a variety of boards including Techno 293, RS:X, Raceboards and Formula. See more information about Club Racing here.
Step 1: Beginners Course
Learn to Windsurf course’s will continue to introduce people to the sport and provide a safe, social and low cost entry into windsurfing.
The Start Windsurfing 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 it is modern learner friendly gear. In the last session Start Windsurfing Course, participants will join the Team Windsurfing crew to put their news skills to use.
Cost: $250.00 for the courses, no need to be a member just yet.
What to bring: Hat sun protection and enclosed footwear is a must.
All enrolments are available above.
Step 2: Regular Training
Team Windsurfing will encourage those already engaged to improve on their skills and continue to participate on a regular basis.
Teams Windsurfing is for teenagers and adults training on Saturday mornings. All must be members of the club, and board hire is available for newbies for $10.00 per session.
Green Fleet Windsurfing is regular coaching for kids, with lessons coached by Max Wojcik – World Raceboard Champion & Australian Sailing Coach, and is available to kids upon reaching a certain level of competency.