Shotwick Lake Sailing is an RYA recognised training establishment for tuition in Windsurfing. We are currently able to offer the ‘Start’ windsurfing courses for adults, and junior coaching at levels 1 & 2, and we hope to offer the intermediate courses in the near future.
Thanks to the support of Starboard and Tushingham Sails UK we have been able to obtain the latest equipment, giving you the best start to your windsurfing journey!
We have a selection of sails of different sizes, suited to a range of conditions, as well as stable wide boards enabling us to accommodate you from the age of 8 upwards.
We will teach you about the various items of equipment you will be using, how to set it all up, and run through the principals and the techniques on our dry-land simulator. Then you’ll be introduced to the water with balance exercises, learning how to stand on the board, how to get going, and of course how to get back safely! All in the sheltered inland environment of Shotwick Lake. We will always have an Instructor on the water with you demonstrating techniques and talking you through each element of the course and a safety boat is always on hand.
Details of the dates of the courses are on the Training Calendar
For more advanced windsurfers we are able to offer excellent sailing conditions. Being situated at the head of the Dee estuary we benefit from superb wind conditions, excellent club facilities including changing rooms, showers, club house and clear waters for safe blasting. We do operate a ‘buddy sailing’ system for safety and members may make use of the Members Calendar on this website to indicate when they plan to be on the water. We also have a page on the RYA Project Windsurf website which can be used as a forum for making plans to sail, etc.
To find out what is going on in the world of windsurfing at the club and throughout the UK join the Shotwick Lake Sailing forum on Project Windsurf UK – copy the following link into your browser search and join our group!
We look forward to seeing you on the lake soon – contact Senior Windsurfing Instructor Michael Plane for more details, to arrange a visit to view the facilities, to meet the members or to arrange a course to start you on your windsurfing journey!