RYA Start Windsurfing Course in Cambridgeshire

£ 220

Perry, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire

RYA Start Windsurfing Course in Cambridgeshire
Minimum age: 16
Perry, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
Cancellation: Custom
£ 220

Activity Highlights:

This beginner-friendly course is designed to introduce you to the exciting world of windsurfing. Over two consecutive days, you will learn essential skills such as personal preparation, balancing the board, and turning through the wind, with plenty of practical time on the water. Theory sessions on safety, equipment, and sailing theory will ensure you get the most out of your course.

Key Details

  • Duration: 2 consecutive days, 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM each day
  • Minimum Age: 16 (under 16s may prefer the Youth Windsurfing Scheme)
  • Experience Needed: None

Key Skills

During this course, you will learn to:

  • Prepare yourself and your equipment for windsurfing
  • Balance the board effectively
  • Turn the board through the wind (tacking and gybing)
  • Understand basic windsurfing theory and safety procedures

Course Breakdown

Day One:

  • Introduction to windsurfing equipment and personal preparation
  • Basic balance and stance techniques on the board
  • Practical sessions on the water focusing on balance and initial movements
  • Safety procedures and sailing theory

Day Two:

  • Advanced balance techniques and turning through the wind (tacking and gybing)
  • More time on the water to practice and refine skills
  • Back-up sessions covering equipment maintenance and additional safety tips
  • Final assessment and feedback

Location

The RYA Start Windsurfing course is held at our centre, located in Perry, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire. Our centre offers excellent facilities and ideal conditions for learning windsurfing, ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course. It is designed for complete beginners who are eager to learn the basics of windsurfing.

Why Choose Us

We are dedicated to providing high-quality, enjoyable, and safe windsurfing courses. Our experienced RYA-certified instructors are passionate about teaching and committed to helping you build confidence and develop your windsurfing skills in a supportive environment. With our excellent facilities and stunning location, you will find the perfect setting to begin your windsurfing journey.

Ready to start windsurfing? Book your spot in our RYA Start Windsurfing course today!

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What's Included:

  • Professional instruction from certified RYA coaches
  • Use of windsurfing equipment, including boards and sails
  • Safety gear
  • Certificate upon successful completion of the course

What's Not Included:

  • Personal travel to and from the centre
  • Meals and refreshments
  • Accommodation

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Frequently Asked Questions

We are situated on the Southern shore of Grafham Water in a small village called Perry in West Cambridgeshire. There is easy access to us from the surrounding area through the A1 and the A14.

  • What3Words: Should you be using What3Words, the reference for our entrance is sleepless.slices.crunch.
  • By Road: Leave the A1 at the Buckden roundabout and take the turning onto the B661 signposted to Kimbolton. Carry on down the road to Perry. Once in Perry turn right opposite the Wheatsheaf Pub down Chichester Way. At the bottom of the road turn a tight right into our entrance.
  • By Rail: Huntingdon Train Station and St Neots Train Station are the two closest stations to the Centre. Both are under a 15 minute taxi ride away.
  • By Bus: Huntingdon Bus Station and St Neots Bus Station are the two closest stations to the Centre. Both are under a 15 minute taxi ride away.
  • Personal preparation and equipment setup
  • Balancing the board and maintaining proper stance
  • Turning through the wind (tacking and gybing)
  • Basic windsurfing theory and safety procedures

The course runs for two consecutive days, from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM each day, providing a total of approximately 16 hours of instruction and practice.

No, there are no prerequisites for this course. It is designed for complete beginners who have no prior windsurfing experience.

Yes, upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a certificate recognising your ability to sail to a chosen point on the water, tacking and gybing in light winds.

Safety is our top priority. If weather conditions are deemed unsuitable for windsurfing, we will reschedule the session to a later date or provide alternative arrangements. We aim to ensure that all participants have a safe and productive experience.

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Cancellation Policy

Flexible

  • You can cancel until 48 hours before your booking for a full refund.
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 24 hours beforehand and the full amount after 24 hours.
  • Where applicable, deposit payments are non-refundable.

Moderate

  • You can cancel until 5 days before your booking for a full refund.
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 48 hours beforehand and the full amount after 48 hours.
  • Where applicable, deposit payments are non-refundable.

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  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 14 days before their booking.
  • If you cancel between 7 and 14 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost.
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount.
  • Where applicable, deposit payments are non-refundable.

Strict

  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 30 days before your booking.
  • If you cancel between 7 and 30 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost.
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount.
  • You can also receive a full refund if you cancel within 48 hours of paying if the cancellation occurs at least 14 days before the booking starts.
  • Where applicable, deposit payments are non-refundable.

Custom Cancellation Policy

No refunds will be made against course payments or accommodation-only bookings. You are advised to take out your own personal "missed event" insurance for this eventuality. Transfers of courses may be made at the discretion of the Centre Manager, providing at least 28 days notice is given. This is dependent on availability in the current season – courses cannot be transferred to the following year.

  • Where applicable, deposit payments are non-refundable.

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