Henry Bloodworth is an ex British Sailing Team member who, since leaving the RSX world, has been fully committed to foil course racing, competing at several international championships, including the Europeans and Worlds.
We are very excited to be offering his clinics at the centre this winter. There are three dates:
- 9-11th January
- 6-8th February
- 6-8th March
This clinic is designed to take your foiling to the next level, covering many of the key skills from gybing, to tactics around a windward-leeward course.
Costs for the course are:
- One day: £45.00
- Two days: £80.00
- Three days: £100.00
If you’d like to hire kit for the course, the cost is £50.00 per day.
For more information, and to book onto a course, get in touch with the OTC centre.
This weekend’s forecast for the Winter Windsurfing Series opener is looking incredible, with strong winds for both days. Bookings are coming in thick and fast, so get in touch and let us know to expect you. The event starts at 10.00am at the OTC centre on Saturday. Bring your own kit along, to understand how to tune it perfectly with Ross, and if you need to borrow kit the centre has plenty to hire, the cost of which is included in the entry fee.
There are some incredible prizes up for grabs (including a board, foil and sail), courtesy of Ross Williams, Tabou, GA Sails and AFS, so come along and enter to stand a chance to win.
On the Saturday evening there is food organised at the Fat Badger – a cracking local restaurant, with some amazing festive fare to get you in the Christmas spirit. The menu is attached below. If you are attending, get in touch and let us know what your choices are. The cost for the meal is subsidised through your event entry, so it is just £16.95 for a three course meal!
Very pleased to announce the dates of the Winter Windsurfing Series with Ross Williams, taking place with us throughout the winter months. There will be some extraordinary prizes on offer from Tabou Windsurfing and Gaastra Windsurfing and tuition on hand for all abilities, from intermediate to pro. Never foiled before? Come give it a go! For more information, please get in touch with the centre on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01305 230296.
The UKWA Slalom. roadshow will be with us next weekend (10-11th November) for the 2018 finale, co-hosted by Ross Williams, Gaastra Windsurfing and Tabou Windsurfing. Because it’s the final event of the year, we’re organising the end of year party and prize-giving on the Saturday evening, which will once again take place at The Boat the Rocks. Cost is £20.00 per person and MUST BE PRE-BOOKED, by clicking on the link here. Any issues, call the centre on 01305 230296 / 07817 717904.
Sam Ross will be with us once again this year to provide a opportunity to talk (and practice) everything windfoiling. Sam was one of the earliest adopters of foiling in this country and knows a great deal on how to set them up and sail them well.
The clinic is available for all planing windsurfers, from those looking to achieve first flights (footstrap/harnessing is the required minimum ability) right up to those trying to get their full foiling gybes more consistent and move into racing or foiling-freestyle.
For more information and to book yourself a place on the course, get in touch with the centre on 01305 230296 / 07817 717904. Never thought we’d be saying this … but lets hope for not too much wind that week!
Sam Ross, windsurfing trainer extraordinaire, will be with us to take your instructor qualification to the next level so that you can up-skill and chase down that dream job in a windy location. For more information, get in touch. Course cost is £330.00. Get in touch to book your space by calling us on 07817 717904.
Final T15 Interclub event for the South Zone is this coming Sunday 19th August, hosted by the awesome Watersports Academy in Poole.
This is what they say: “Registration will open 9:00 with briefing at 10:15 and first race at 11:00. The aim will be to finish around 16:00. We have a café which has snacks and drinks but there is a Tesco Express 100m down the road.”
Weymouth Warriors – please let us know if you plan to go!
We’re pleased to announce we’ll have Liquid Force Kiteboarding UK at the centre this weekend, for a demo and a look at their latest and greatest kit. Come along and meet the Liquid Force Kites team. We’ll also be running some body dragging taster sessions during the weekend (conditions permitting), for those that want to try the sport for the first time.
We’re stoked to be welcoming Pete back to the centre on Monday 13th August. To read more about the clinic, click here. Places on the clinic are limited and filling up fast, so if you want to come and join in, just call the centre on 07817 717904 or 01305 230296.
Great day yesterday, with 19 competitors from three clubs. The winds were light, but it didn’t stop a mass of races being completed – results here. Massive congratulations to the Weymouth Warriors, who took the event win for the second time, followed closely by the Academy Allstars and Axbridge Animals in third.
The next event is at Axbridge on the 21st July – hope to see you all there then.