- Last Updated: Friday, 29 April 2022 21:20
Coming Up ....
Working Party 22nd May - Please come along and lend a hand for an hour or two with some maintenance. We need to clear some silt off the slipway, clear the joints in the paving, lop a bit of vegetation and maybe repair the road. There may be some indoor jobs too. We'll reward you with a barbecue afterwards if the weather's good. Then, in June/July we'll lay a course of blockwork to sit another container on, so let us know if you'll help with that too.
June/July Activity Night - We'll aim to windsurf if windy, or paddle if not. It could be any night of the week, depending on the forecast 2 or 3 days before. Use the shoutbox around the time to let us know what you want to do.
YouTube Channel - the Club now has its very own YouTube Channel, all thanks to Graham Snowdon. The channel can be found here. Don't be shy, upload videos to Google Drive here or to iCloud from apple devices here and send Graham an email to let him know. Please keep it to videos relating to activities at the Club (or on your travels if relevant to others) and Graham will then do any necessary editing before uploading them for you.
Wing and Wind foiling insurance - RYA now offers members free 3rd party insurance for both of these sports, as well as windsurfing. See more.
Membership open - membership subscriptions were due 1st April, for the year to 31st March 2023. See details and forms here.
Anglesey 2022 dates - We've booked to visit Fri 17/6 - Sun 19/6 and Fri 23/9 - Sun 25/9. There will probably be 6 to 8 members windsurfing there, plus partners of some, and plenty of time for socialising such as a barbecue/meal out. Pen y Bont Caravan & Camping Site at Anglesey's Inland Sea gets booked up early when there are spring tides for all day windsurfing. Get in touch (Shoutbox or Contact Us) if you want to go, but can't get in there - we can suggest other places nearby.
Saturday mornings - please try to avoid arriving 8.45 to 9.10, or you may have wait a few minutes while the parkrun gets started.
Check out our Mountain Biking page here, together with downloadable routes and maps!
Events in 2022 - please look at our programme for 2022/3.
WPWC and a better future - during 2020/1 we thought carefully about how to make our Club even better. Take a look at our Club Development Plan's Objectives and Actions. After consultation with members this was adopted at the 2021 AGM.
Video - Check out this short video from United Utilities, made in 2019 or 2020, which promotes recreational activities around Watergrove reservoir. The windsurfer is Jennie Roberts, who is now competing in IQ Foil at World Championship level!
Video - watch this short video of the club made by talented media student, and new member, Zac Harbour!
Bathing Water results - see here if you want to know whether the water at the coastal location you plan to visit is clean or not. Bear in mind though that testing for bathing waters is only carried out during the Summer months, so the water may be a little worse when we visit these places. Risk of pollution is highest after heavy rain. That's due to sewer overflows - you've been informed!
First Aid made easy - why not load the British Red Cross's First Aid app on your mobile phone? It gives simple step by step instructions for different injuries and symptoms. You can use it to learn in advance of an incident and/or guide you if you have to deal with one. Be prepared - get the app .
Foiling - Composite aluminium/carbon-fibre composite foils start at £800 and can be used with any deep-tuttle board. This video of the latest foils from Neil Pryde (sold by Robin Hood) may just whet your appetite! Or try this one for a few tips to see what's involved in getting started. The June edition of Windsurf magazine has the 1st of a 2 part article by Peter Hart on foiling. And if that's not enough, here's a photo John Lymer took in marginal winds at Porto Pollo, Sardinia ....
Planning a visit to somewhere on the coast you've not been to before? Have a look at this guide which gives tips on the best wind directions and states of tide to sail at each place, along with any hazards and suitability for beginners, intermediates and advanced sailors. It's been around for many years and is also available from our Useful Links page.
Technique - click here for some tips, especially if you're looking for a new challenge in perfecting some manoeuvres.
Speed - Entries on the ladder now range from 24.5 to 33.5mph. What can you manage? Get that GPS out and tell us how fast you've gone at Watergrove or elsewhere and we'll add it to the Speed Ladder We'll wipe older speeds when we get more 2017 readings.