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Youth Summer Camp Announced!

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:

  • 7-11th August
  • 28th August – 1st September

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.

Evening Clubs are GO!

With the days getting longer and temperatures warmer we are pleased to announce our evening clubs are back ON! Come along and unwind on the water at the end of the day.

Foiling Camp with Sam Ross – 26-30th June ’17

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 – 20-21st May ’17

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.

 

Get Ready for a Mega Weekend!

What a weekend we have in store! William from Lokefoil to provide a demo of their latest masterpiece; the NWF Winter Windsurfing Camp … and a cracker of a forecast to come and hone your latest kit, ready for the start of the season. Plus the temperature is going to be the right side of 10 degrees for the whole weekend. Oh, and there are the final games of the 6-nations to add an extra bit of spice to the weekend. What more could we ask for? It all promises to be weekend not to be missed. For more information, and to book yourself a session on the Lokefoil or a place on the camp, call the centre on 07817 717904.


NWF WWC is on … for Sunday 12th only!

National Watersports Festival (NWF) Winter windsurfing camp has a green light for Sunday 12th only. Forecast for Saturday has disappeared, so the camp will go ahead on Sunday only. Come along and master the core skills or join in with the slalom racing practice in preparation for the start of the 2017 British Slalom Association season next month. To whet your appetite, here are some shots of OTC Teamriders Kevin Greenslade and Scotty Stallman Windsurfing getting some practice in last weekend (thanks to Andy Stallman for the shots). Cost is £30.00 for the day. To book or for more information, call us on 07817 717904.

RYA Courses Galore!

We have a number or RYA Instructor courses scheduled in from the end of March onwards. Spaces are filling up fast, so click on the shields below for more information and sign up soon!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Demo the Lokefoil – 18-19th March ’17

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!

Techno Core Skills Training is ON!

The forecast for the weekend is a little fruity to say the least, so we will be looking at survival skills and how to handle your kit being over powered. Places are filling up fast, so get in touch if you want to join in. 

January NWF Winter Windsurfing Camp Postponed

We’ve been keeping an eye on the forecast for this weekend, and whilst it changes every 30min, there consistently doesn’t seem to be enough wind over the whole weekend to make it worthwhile. We are therefore postponing the camp until the weekend of 14-15th January. The camp will provide core skills training for anyone that would like to improve their planing technique, whilst PWA judge and Pro X Train master Mark Hosegood will once again be in attendance, providing tips for the slalom pros. Keep an eye on this page and our Facebook page for latest updates, once the forecast for the 14-15th materialises.