Will’s Weymouth Warriors and news of the Team 15 South Zone event we hosted at the beginning of the month hit the pages of the Dorset Echo yesterday. Well done team – great job!
We are very pleased to announce that Daniel and Emma Wilson are now OTC team riders. Both continue to show a great deal of promise on the water as they have done over the last few years and train from the Academy regularly. Even throughout the bitterly cold start to the year we often saw them braving the conditions whilst most of us were too easy persuaded otherwise, sheltering around the radiators in the centre instead! Dan has recently recovered from an injury to his arm, but has put a lot of training in since being back on the water, which paid off last weekend at the Pittsford meet. John Wilson, Dan’s father reports:
“Dan raced this weekend at the first race of the season at Pittsford completely dominating the Techno division. His strength and technical skills have moved on from last autumn and in the six race regatta, he won the first 4 races outright and placed 3rd in races 5 and 6 to win by a very comfortable margin. He has his sights set on trying to win the U17 World Championship in Sopot, Poland at the end of July and this was a very promising start to the season. Daniel and Emma’s next race will be on the Weymouth Olympic course in two weeks time where Daniel will race in the Techno division and Emma will race in the Olympic RSX division.”
We will follow the progress of both over the season and report after each event here. Great to have them both on the team!
On the weekend of 27/28th April, the OTC will once again be playing host to the second event in the British Slalom Association (BSA) series. With the weather warming up at last, it seemed the perfect excuse to have a bit more of an open day and provide the opportunity for more people to get on the water. We’re offering £5.00 tasters in windsurfing and stand up paddling, so come on down, watch the créme de la créme of the British slalom fleet compete, then get on the water yourself and join in!
For more information and to book your taster session email email@example.com or phone 07817 717904.
We are super pleased to announce that Peter Hart will be gracing the water (and mats) in front of the OTC centre at the end of May.
Harty is the original guru’s guru and with that title comes a staggering wealth of knowledge in how to help you improve on the water … and have a good time doing so. This personal makeover clinic’s exact timetable will depend on the weather naturally, but one thing that you can bank on is that it will include a video analysis session and will go ahead no matter what the conditions. Bring along your own kit to discuss tuning (a board for non-planing conditions as well as planing if possible), but benefit from being at The OTC as well by trying some of the latest kit available too.
Minimum standard for applicants is ‘planing in the harness’ and cost for the day is just £99.00. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07817 717904.
This Saturday, the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) will be having their 2013 Open Day. It might still be a little on the cold side, but the forecast is looking good, so come down and get involved. There will be plenty of kit to go round, and taster session for windsurfing are available for £15.00. To book yourself on one, call the WPNSA reception on 01305 866000. Look forward to seeing you down the centre!
Feeling like this winter is dragging its heels? Whilst the rest of the country is preparing itself for yet more snow this weekend, the south west of England is set for balmy double figures according to the forecast. Yet another reason to get yourself to Weymouth this weekend and sample the Starboard and Tushingham equipment available for DEMO this weekend.
The OTC powered by Puravida Boardriders has teamed up with Tushingham and Starboard for a Demo Weekend to test all the latest speed and slalom kit available and put a special offer on for all visiting and mail order customers! You will be able to go to the centre and get the kit set up just right for you with our resident slalom and speed expert – Kev Greenslade, and top speed tuning tips from Pete Young (Starboard/Severne). Both Kev and Pete know the waters better than anyone and each has been British Speed Sailing Champion in recent years!
Once you have tested your kit or if you already know what you want Puravida Boardriders will be offering £100 off every model of the Futura and iSonic range as well as FREE DELIVERY for any mail order customers. There has never been a better time to test the kit all in one place on the water’s edge and get ready for the season ahead before stocks run low!
There is a great range of kit available including:
W54 Carbon Construction
90L Carbon Construction
97L Wood Construction
107L Wood Construction
110L Carbon Construction
117L Wood Construction
111L Wood Construction
121L Carbon Construction
131L Carbon Construction
Tushingham X-15 Sails:
Footage of the second pre-season slalom training in March ’13, with Ross Williams. Thanks to Harry Yeoman for the edit.
Puravida Boardriders and OTC are pleased to announce Weymouth young gun and BSA Junior slalom champion Tom Wells will be riding Tushingham and Starboard in his quest to take the amateur title for 2013. Tom joined the Puravida Slalom team in 2012 having been groomed by the Weymouth crowd down at the OTC powered by Puravida Boardriders. He has been working hard to keep improving and train through the winter alongside the likes of Kevin Greenslade and speed merchant Pete Young whatever the weather … and in spite of some very cold days! Tom has also been helping out at the windsurf centre for OTC/Puravida and joining the Pre-Season training camps soon to be hosted by Ross Williams.
Here is what Tom had to say about his new kit: “It’s incredible how much I have improved just by switching my quiver of boards and sails. I’m finding even though now I’m using full-on slalom gear opposed to freerace gear, the ease of use and my gybing have actually improved. My speed has increased dramatically as well and I can now keep up with the big guys in the BSA Pro Fleet. Can’t wait to try them out in some flat-water conditions where I can get some real speed! It’s also reassuring that the kit I’m using is already tested to be some of the best on the market although now I have no excuses if someone overtakes me!”
For the month of March it will only cost you £10 to test any of the Starboard iSonic or Futura Models at OTC/Puravida and if that wasn’t enough, Puravida Boardriders will be offering £100 off every model of the Futura and iSonic range as well as FREE DELIVERY for any mail order customers. There has never been a better time to test the kit all in one place on the water’s edge and get out sailing with the local speed merchants to help you get tuned up!
We have an amazing offer available throughout the month of March – come and try Starboard iSonics and Futuras and Tushingham’s X-15 for just £10.00 an hour! For more information, click here.
Core skills, super early planing, controlled blasting stance, fast tacks, gybe variations and much, much more!
In association with OTC, Simon Bornhoft will be running one of his renowned skill enhancing WINDWISE training courses at WPNSA this summer. SB is one of the world’s most experienced, effective and proven windsurfing coaches. He’s been featured in numerous windsurfing magazines around the world, written national coaching systems, produced various books, ebooks, videos and was part of the BBC windsurfing commentary for the 2012 Olympics. Simon has been very innovative in developing new fast track learning methods and has personally coached thousands of windsurfers of all levels to get the very best out of their time on the water.
Give your windsurfing a boost and try something new. You’ll discover and take away the exact skills that make the biggest impact on your progression. Small groups, proven results, SB’s renowned intuitive coaching, individual attention, 1-2-1 and video feedback and more!
Simon goes on to say, “I’m really looking forward to running this session. Expect a full course, where I will ensure that we run through all the key skills that actually make a big difference to your windsurfing. I will do all I can to assist your level, aspirations and make sure we have a great time on and off the water. Places will be limited to ensure 1-2-1 feedback, video debrief and the right skills training to suit you. I look forward to seeing you soon…“
Simon Bornhoft Windwise 1 day course only £120.00 per person