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Simon Winkley Clinics

It is our pleasure to announce that Simon Winkley will be putting on several Pro Clinics with us in 2018 and 2019. With one-to-one sessions scheduled for the Saturdays, followed by a group session on Sundays, it enables you to mix it up to your heart’s content. For more information or to book, get in touch with Simon directly.

2018 Dates:
8/9 September
8/9 December
 
2019 Dates:
30/31 March
4/5 May
8/9 June
27/28 July

Winter Windsurfing Series with Ross Williams

The Winter Windsurfing Series with Ross Williams will have some of the best prizes ever seen at a national event, including a 2019 Tabou Windsurfing board, AFS – Hydrofoils foil and Gaastra Windsurfing rig up. Some incredible prizes up for grabs! Starting on the 8-9th December, the series will run at the OTC in Portland Harbour, with a weekend-long event planned for each month until March 2019. Core skills training, slalom and foiling training will go on, with Ross leading and the centre’s instructors assisting. If the forecast doesn’t look promising leading up to a scheduled event, there is the option to float the event to the following weekend and a better forecast.

In order to keep the participation incentives high, the mega prizes will be raffled at the end of the series. The more events an individual attends, the more raffle tickets they’ll hold during the raffle, giving them a greater chance of winning! There will also be prizes for the winners of the series’ fleets, but everyone that attends the events has the chance of winning the top prizes, irrespective of their results on the water! So come along, get involved and enjoy windsurfing with like-minded people this winter.

The other dates for the Series are:

  • 12-13th January ’19
  • 2nd-3rd February ’19
  • 9-10th March ’19

For more information, email the centre at: info@otc-windsurf.com or call: 01305 230296 / 07817 717904.

Youth Summer Camp No.2

We are very pleased to announce that we will be running a couple of Youth Camps over the school summer holidays this year. Dates are:

  • 6th – 10th August
  • 20th – 24th August

The camps are open to young sailors of all abilities – from those that have never windsurfed before, to youths that are competing nationally. The 5 day camps run from 10am-5pm each day and cost £250.00 for the 5 days. For those that are progressing through the RYA windsurfing scheme, the camp also allows to you work towards and attain that next certificate. Spaces on the camp have to be limited, so be sure to book as soon as you can.

For more information or to book yourself a place, get in touch with the centre on 01305 230296 / 07817 717904.

Summer Youth Camp

We are very pleased to announce that we will be running a couple of Youth Camps over the school summer holidays this year. Dates are:

  • 6th – 10th August
  • 20th – 24th August

The camps are open to young sailors of all abilities – from those that have never windsurfed before, to youths that are competing nationally. The 5 day camps run from 10am-5pm each day and cost £250.00 for the 5 days. For those that are progressing through the RYA windsurfing scheme, the camp also allows to you work towards and attain that next certificate. Spaces on the camp have to be limited, so be sure to book as soon as you can.

For more information or to book yourself a place, get in touch with the centre on 01305 230296 / 07817 717904.

Foiling Camp with Sam Ross

Sam Ross will be with us once again this year to provide an 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!

Push the Boat Out – Tasters

The RYA initiative ‘Push The Boat Out’ coincides with the British Marine Federation’s ‘Month of Watersports’, which goes on throughout May. We have however highlighted one weekend, where we will have a bit of an Open Weekend. All the concepts and events, no matter which organisation, have one goal in common: to encourage more people on the water … so it’s basically an excuse for us to have a bit of an open weekend!

We we will be providing discounted taster sessions for both windsurfing (£15.00) and stand-up paddling (£5.00) throughout the weekend. 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.

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 23th June ’18). 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.

Winter Windsurfing Camps 2017-18

They’re back after high demand! The NWF Winter Windsurfing Camps will kick right into action next month, following the end of the 2017 BSA Series. There’s a new dimension to them now though… Everything will be covered as usual, from core skills to specialist slalom racing, but new for this year will be the option to make the camps foiling focussed, should the conditions be light. So whether you fancy having your first flight … or want to practice racing your foil, the vertical can be challenged! Dates for the camps are as follows:

 

  • 11-12th November ’17
  • 9-10th December ’17
  • 6-7th January ’18
  • 17-18th February ’18
  • 17-18th March ’18
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 slalom group. For more information, or to book your place drop us an email.

Techno Core Skills Training with Ali Masters Coaching

 

 

Over the winter the OTC will provide core skill training once a month for Techno sailors. The training sessions will be provided by Ali Masters, 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:

 

 

  • 1819th November
  • 2-3rd December
  • 6- 7th January
  • 10-11th February
  • 10-11th March

A few words from Ali:

“Target audience: Top of team 15, Zone squad sailors, UKDS, UKJS newcomers.

“Sailing Techno boards using sails between 3.5m & 7.8m.

“Aims of the programme:

  • Up-skilling all aspects of Techno sailing with a programme full of board handling, core skills, speed, racing drills and exercises.
  • Each weekend’s focus dependent on individual sign ups and their respective goals. Let us know when you book what you would really like to work on and the coaching team will endeavour to help you meet those goals.
  • Ensured progression, enthusiasm and enjoyment of the sport even through the winter months.
  • More windsurfing, less swimming and prepare yourself for the upcoming racing season!”

Costs are £30.00 for one day, £50.00 for two days. For more information, please call the centre on 07817 717904.

Peter Hart Masterclass

The original and ultimate technique guru Peter Hart is once joining us at the OTC this summer.

He will be with us on Monday 13th August, conveniently placed so you can just extend your weekend.
What?  It’s a general skills course.
How good? The suggested standard is just: ‘planing in the harness.’
How much?  £100.00 for the day
Kit: Bring your own, or you can use centre’s for the discounted price of £50.00 for the day.
The course is limited to just 7 sailors so it’s all about you!  The wind will dictate the exact agenda but the day will surely include sessions on tacks, gybes, early planing, balance, comfort etc. But essentially Harty will focus on what you personally want to achieve.
To book contact us on 07817 717904 or email info@otc-windsurf.com