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Foiling Camp

Very excited to be hosting the first ever UK windsurf Foiling Camp with Sam Ross. For more information and to book yourself a place, get in touch.

In addition, we are offering a unique opportunity to pre-order yourself a foil through our shop SurfDoctor and then attend the camp ABSOLUTELY FREE to learn how to use it! Can’t say fairer than that!

Never thought we’d be saying this … but lets hope for not too much wind that week!

The BIG Dorset Outdoor Weekend

The BIG DORSET OUTDOOR WEEKEND coincides with the RYA initiative of ‘Push The Boat Out’ as well as the British Marine Federation’s ‘Month of Watersports’. All the concepts and events are designed to encourage more people on the water … and are basically an excuse for us to have a bit of an open day! We we will be providing discounted taster sessions for both windsurfing (£15.00) and stand-up paddling (£5.00) throughout the day. Timings for the 1.5hr tasters will be 10.00am, 12.00pm, 2.00pm and 4.00pm.

Spaces will be limited, so get in touch ASAP to book yourself a slot and avoid disappointment!

Booking Procedure: Call the centre on 01305 230296 / 07817 717904.

Payment can be taken by card and will confirm booking confirmation.


Date: 20th or 21st May ’17 (whichever is the windiest – TBC week leading up to weekend)

Time: 10am at Overcombe Corner

During the same weekend we will also be organising the legendary Harbour Dash.

The Harbour Dash is a long-standing local event that was founded in memory of Brian Matthews, who died in January 1986, the day after his 60th birthday. Brian learnt to windsurf around 1979, having being taught by Phil Gollop at his original set up of a few lock-ups at the end of Old Castle Road. The concept of the Harbour Dash came about because Brian was always the first for a bit of a seafaring adventure, sailing from the harbour to Overcombe or Ringstead regularly.

The format of the Harbour Dash is quite simple. It’s a race from Overcombe to the harbour, where you dip inside the wall via the north shipping channel, and back out into the bay via the east shipping channel. It’s then a quick zip back to the beach, finishing the same point that you started.

Whilst stuff of legend, the event has always been quite a low-key affair … until now. Putting it on as part of the Big Dorset Outdoor Weekend, it is on during an ideal time of year to come along and give it a go, and doesn’t conflict with any other national windsurfing event. The title for the fastest time was held by local champ Adie Bugler for more than 20 years, but was broken by Olympic medallist Nick Dempsey in 2011. The ideal wind direction for a fast run is said to be west to north west. Will this year prove to be the year where the record is broken again? We shall wait and see…

The date for the event is yet to be confirmed, choosing the most ideal conditions between the Saturday or Sunday in the leading week leading up to the event. It will be a great day out for all, and not just those taking part. For more information, get in contact with the OTC on 013056 230296 / 07817 717904.

Booking Procedure: Book and pre-pay by calling the OTC centre on 07817 717904. Alternatively you can book on the day (cash only) by visiting the OTC trailer on the beach. Cost is £30.00 per entrant. All the money goes to the Will Mackaness Trust – a local charity supporting young people in watersports.

Team 15 Interclub Event

We are very pleased to be hosting two Team 15 inter club events for the South Zone this year (second event being on the 17th June ’17). The competition amongst the zone is very good, with excellent camaraderie amongst the teams. For more information, please get in touch with the centre on 07817 717904 or email info@otc-windsurf.com.

There is a £10.00 entry fee per team member.

Lokefoil Demo Weekend

Really pleased to announce we’ll be hosting Lokefoil’s William Huppert at the centre on 18-19th March. Learn about and try the foil that’s turning heads in France. Call the centre on 01305 230296 or 07817 717904 to book your go!

Winter Windsurfing Camps

They’re back after high demand! More details to follow shortly, but the dates will be:

  • 7/8th January
  • 11/12th February
  • 11/12th March
Cost will be £30 for one day / £50 for 2 days and will include tuition from the OTC staff and a guest coach for the pro slalom group.
Watch this space for more information, or drop us an email.

Techno Core Skills Training

 

 

Over the winter the OTC will provide core skill training once a month for Techno sailors. The training sessions will be mostly water-based, focussing on board handling skills and transitions in both light and strong winds, race tactics, starts and mark roundings. The winter period brings challenging conditions, and these training weekends are designed specifically to help the aspiring young racer become a stronger, more confident sailor. Dates for the training camps are as follows:

21-22nd January ’17
25-26th February ’17
25-26th March ’17

For more information, please call the centre on 07817 717904.

RYA Windsurfing SI Course

RYA Trainers Sam Ross and Tim Cross will be conducting this SI course at the centre this spring. It is a requirement of an RYA Training Centre to have a Senior Instructor present at all times, so this course is a must-do milestone for most instructors. Course cost is £330.00, including use of all OTC kit and WPNSA facilities. For more information, including ideas for accommodation, get in touch.

Get Windsurfing Clinics 2017

Phil Richards and Danielle Lucas will be with us once again this year for several pro clinics. The provisional dates are as follows:

15-16-17 April
15-16 July
7-8 October

Their clinics are targeted towards intermediate to advanced sailors and will focus on the skills you most want to improve. Price is TBC. For more information get in touch with Phil and Danielle.

RYA Start Windsurfing Instructor Course

Run by our own Tris Best over the Easter holidays, this course will provide the stepping stone in the world of windsurfing, opening a pathway to seasons abroad and a career in one of the best industries out there. The course is run over 5 full days and costs £330.00. Prerequisites can be found here.

SUP Swim with Bustinskin

Open water swimming and SUPing … a match made in heaven! We are very excited to be joined by the local triathlon and events team – Bustinskin – for a Friday evening club which combines these two sports. The idea is to do a bit of both (the evening could even include a fun-duathlon race…!?) and end up in the Cove Inn for an evening drink after. For more information call 07817 717904 or email us.