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Happy New Year! No surprises that the reservoir is full! We just need some wind and milder temperatures to enjoy it. Make the most of your time on the water in 2024 and please stay safe. 

See our new membership payment system online at How to Join . Full year membership runs from 1st April, but new members can join anytime and we reduce subs by 25% every 3 months.

Beware - just before Christmas a member injured his foot on glass while doing a beach start near the rigging area. This is the first time I can recall this happening, but please be careful.

Summer 2024 - is there a better way of spending dark Winter nights than planning where to go on club windsurfing weekend trips next Summer ...? We'll investigate details and think of dates, but we're currently fancying Bala and Ullswater. The Pwllheli site (direct beach access) we were proposing is now charging a rather unreasonable £55/night, so we'll have a think about an alternative.

Rules of the Road - ever been unsure who should give way on the water?

Is it safe to go in the sea? After heavy rain sewers may spill into rivers, which then discharge into the sea. You can get live updates to see if this may impact on your coastal sailing - check here.

Wingfoil Coaching - now available to members and non-members. Click here for details. After you've had a lesson you can now hire a wing from Robin Hood Watersports.

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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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 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 & Wind Foiling insurance - RYA now offers members free 3rd party insurance for both of these sports, as well as windsurfing. Please make sure you contact the RYA to activate cover if you intend to wing and / or foil, or you won’t be covered. See more

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Saturday mornings - please try to avoid arriving 8.45 to 9.10, or you may have to wait a few minutes while the parkrun gets started.

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Shoutbox - To register for the shoutbox, if you're new to the club, or a prospective new member, or maybe you've just forgotten your password, then please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so you can get in touch with other members or plan your visit. Scammers need not apply!

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!

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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.

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 if/when members get interested in the ladder again.

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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