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.
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: email@example.com or call: 01305 230296 / 07817 717904.
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!
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.
Phil Richards and Danielle Lucas will be with us once again this year for several pro clinics. The dates are as follows:
- 21st/22nd April
- 7th/8th July
- 6th/7th 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.