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OLYMPIC Taster Sessions

Since the 27th July, OTC Puravida have been down on the Olympic LIVE site on Weymouth beach, providing windsurfing taster sessions for the RYA as part of the site’s Sports Arena. To say the demand for tasters has been overwhelming is a bit of an understatement. Each day the site opens to the crowds queuing outside at 10.00am, and each day our schedule of 40 tasters per day is fully booked by 10.15am! Unbelievable. Just goes to show – the demand and desire for windsurfing is as strong as it has ever been. So whether windsurfing remains an Olympic sport or not, the main challenge the sport needs to address is to ensure it is accessible both in terms of locality and cost. By the end of LIVE site we will have taught easily over 600 first time windsurfers, with many voicing how much they enjoyed it and the desire to learn more. Surely that is a legacy in itself…

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