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Latest Happenings

Booking System - Please use the booking system button above to book your visit. This works best if you load the google sheets app on your phone.

Pre-Christmas - while it was party time for some, 3 brave/crazily ambitious members gave 20 to 50mph wind a go on Friday 22nd! Another 3 sensible members watched on and decided against.

Storm Elin, 9th December - here's a short acount and a few photos ...

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Working Party 5th Nov - quite a bit got done even though only 7 members helped. Vegetation around car park & shoreline trimmed & mowed, most potholes in the road filled, slipway cleared, gents c/r cleaned inc toilets & showers, clubhouse swept, boat pumped up, padlocks lubed ...!

Fanatic becomes Duotone - Austrian group Boards and More will now market all its windsurfing and foiling kit under the Duotone name. It owns Ion too.

A busy weekend to end July - see how it went here

Our changing rooms and foyer - have had the 'Changing Rooms' treatment! Well just paint and hard work actually; no Laurence LLewelyn-Bowen, MDF or curtains with tassels! Much smarter all the same. A big thanks to John and Fred for all their time and graft, with occasional assistance from Sedge, 2 Daves & Andy.

Live Weather Data - thanks to Ian and Andy the anemometer and temperature sensor are working again. Click the 'WPWC Wind' button above to see the graphs.

15/16th July Social Weekend - here's a short account of how it went and looked (see separate gallery views for days 1 & 2) - click.

July got off to a great start with a full weekend of Force 5 westerly wind and 12 to 20 people on the water. Take a look here

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Inland Sea, June - see a short write-up and photos here.

Great June watersports conditions - we've been blessed with sunshine and strong Easterly winds for 3 consecutive days. See some of the action here.

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Paddleboarding green light - United Utilities have confirmed they are satisfied and we can SUP indefinitely. 

May Back to the Water weekend - 7 members camped Sat and Sunday, while some also stayed on late for a BBQ, drinks, table football & watching foiling on YouTube on Sat night. On the water there was a healthy mix of windsurfing, wingfoiling & paddleboarding in mostly light winds for Saturday. With less wind Sunday, attention shifted to canoeing & kayaking. Not the windiest weekend, but a successful and very sociable event anyway!

RYA Tracker app - for improved safety while sailing at sea with a mobile phone you can use this app to alert friends/family and provide your location.

Wing foiling - our webpage is a great guide to getting started! Here is some wingfoiling action and a blog with some useful advice if you're tempted by winging.

'For Sale' - Members can post adverts on this new online spreadsheet to advertise any kit they want to sell.

Betwixtmas - after the excesses of Christmas, it was finally time to knuckle down to some proper pleasure.

West Kirby day trip - check out some photos when a few members played away!

Anglesey Trip - Here's a short account and plenty of photos from a memorable weekend in June 2022.

What 3 Words - the location of the Club in this app is moss.gladiators.deed.

First Aid - 8 members attended a very good course at the Club on 30th April. In the nicest possible way, let's hope you don't need their services!

Annual General Meeting - click here for a short summary of what was discussed.

Club Rules - Okay, we know it's not a very sexy topic, but we'd be obliged if members would take a look anyway! We've just updated them too.

Windfoiling, beginner to expert - WPWC member, Jennie Roberts is competing in the World Championships in St Moritz, but has taken time out to write a short article for us about her experience to date. This follows on from John Lymer's article about his early attempts at windfoiling. Both articles can be found here.

World speed record - There's fast and then there's Bjorn Dunkerbeck!  He's broken the world speed record again at Luderitz, Namibia with 56 knots = 64 mph = 104 km/h! See what that looks like here

Olympic Windsurfing - Well done to Emma Wilson for taking Olympic Bronze in RS:X Windsurfing! The medal race was run in a wind of about 6 knots, so it was pumping all the way. In the mens, Tom Squires managed 7th place. For Paris in 2024 RS:X will be dropped in favour of IQ foilboards.

Here's our first paddleboarding dog ....! Apparently, it was only his 3rd time and he's still learning, but he does have his own lifejacket. More photos here

We warmly welcome Wing Foiling to Watergrove - check it out here! And see a short video here. Interested in learning?

See latest resuscitation guidance here

Canoeing Video - Here is a video shot at Watergrove in 2020. Who knew there are this many different strokes that can be done when paddling?!

Tridem smashes world speed record! On 18th July a French team clocked an astonishing 67.17 knots (77 mph). See Windsurf magazine and YouTube. We have one hanging in the clubhouse. It's never been quite so quick, but we can always give it another try ....?!

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West Pennine Windsurfing Club
Watergrove Reservoir
Wardle
Rochdale
OL12 9NT

WPSC is a not-for-profit Community Amateur Sports Club trading as WPWC