Windsurfing

2019 Windsurfing Program

Contact person:  Don 403 362 7196 or Roger Bouchard for information on this years program.  We can help you get started to a beginner level and from then on you decide if you want to continue.  There are youtube videos on learning how to windsurf that are very good to watch.  Our assistance will begin sometime the middle of June as the water will hopefully be warmer by then.  There is a small fee for equipment useage of $25 per session or $100 per season for 4 or more sessions.  The learning equipment is easy to use and fairly foregiving.  A wetsuit is optional but wearing a life jacket is mandatory.  Water shoes also are a good idea.  Old sneakers can work as water shoes too.  There is also a form to fill out before starting.

 Here is a link to a YouTube video with some good comments about starting out windsurfing.....  

https://youtu.be/y2UVjH4KM94

The easy to learn on sailboard Bic Techno 293 One Design is combined with small training rigs to enable the novice to quickly gain confidence and learn to sail the board in a very short time.  A small fee is required to participate and this program is open to everyone but may be best for youngsters over the age of 12.  For those returning to this year's windsurfing program the focus will be to enhance those skills learned at last year's program.  Kayaks are offered for use when there is not enough wind to windsurf.



Our windsurfing program at Newell Sailing Club was started spring 2012.  The very good all round sailboard, the Bic Techno 293 One Design with small sails enabled a lot of people to begin to windsurf within a short time.  Over the season a number of individuals continued to work on their beginner windsurfing skills with this board.  Two 3.2 sq. meter training sails enabled kids as young as 8 and adults to easily begin to learn the basics.  A larger 4.5 sq. meter sail was available for most of the season as was two 5.8 race sail rigs.  We had a few people buy some windsurf equipment and begin to regularly windsurf and advance their skills. The club has secure and some semi-secure storage available for windsurfing and kayaking equipment.