Recent News and upcoming events
Six crews enjoyed amazing weather at the Windsports Centre over the weekend of 27th 28th September. The Crews had been drawn at random by after attending at least one UKIDA supported event. We are blessed with the perfect location for these coaching events although it was not all a hard slog. Windsport laid on a BBQ on the Friday night and a sociable Saturday evening in Castaways East just a short stroll away from our Centre in the Harbour.
A combination of good club to championships racing teams enjoyed a concentrated two days with Brian Phipps covering both classroom, boat park and on water coaching
From our viewpoint at Windsport, we hope everyone in the coaching group got some valuable food for thought they can work with and add to their Dart racing tool box.
We hope we left all those attending our sunny very light wind weekend with the understanding that: coaching is not about telling, but it is about drawing, expanding and evaluating, why, how and what we do when we are in Dart mode.
If you would like to find out more about Windsport Coaching please contact us at 01326 376191.
Brightlingsea Sailing Club – is the venue for Reg Fest the big Catamaran Festival to be held on the East Coast from Friday 26th to Sunday 28th of September.
Those of you who are joining the catamaran party and the racing at be ready for a few extra prizes.
Windsport has donated a number of “CatBatten” sets as class prizes during the event and you do not even need to be in the top three!!
The Windsport Catbattens is the light weight batten that you can tune yourself coming in three stiffness grades+ the option to fine tune each batten to suit your sail or sailing style.
LIGHT, TUNEABLE, EXCELLENT VALUE. See them test them at Reg Fest
For more information contact:-
Windsport as part of its sponsorship package with UKIDA offered 2 full days of Race Coaching. Drawn at random two crews have the pleasure of a weekend at the Windsport Centre in Mylor Yacht Harbour.
A welcoming BBQ on the Friday night is followed by two intensive days of input on the water improving all areas of race technique and boat handling. This will be coupled with classroom time offering comprehensive advice in all areas of preparation and race theory as well as analysis of performance on the water. With Brian’s vast coaching experience it is certainly session that all crews will benefit from and we look forward to welcoming them and take home with them an improved level of performance.
For more details on all Catamaran Coaching Options offered by Windsport - Please contact : email@example.com or call our office on 01326 376191
It is a great opportunity for club members to “TRY” before buying, and increase the number of entry-level sailors to catamaran sailing.
The fleet of 3 Dart 16s have come back to Windsport for some TLC and prepare them for their next charter.
The Windsport Pits… no association with Coal pits but equally energetic – the Windsport team “at the coal face!” Brian working hard servicing another satisfied client – And we would add that Brian is not unusually small it is just that his client is exceptionally tall!
Hoping to see all the Dart crews and supporters at the Welsh Wednesday Sponsors Party Night
Keep unto date with the Dart 18 Europeans at the scenic Mumbles Yacht Club in Wales here
and for a fantastic array of photos from the event try here
Many thanks to our Class supplier helping with tonights event:
- RWO Marine - RWO Marine supply a large amount of the fittings and equipment used on the Dart 18 and a number of Windsport licensed parts.
- Wave Loft - Waveloft manufacture under license all the covers and protective items listed on the Catparts website for Dart18.
- English Braids - English braids supply all the ropes and lines used on new boats and supplied by Windsport at events during the year.
- Windsport International - Licensed supplier of Dart 18 worldwide and the home of Dart 18 for new boats and replacement parts . Windsport works with all appointed manufactures to provide the quality service and product that makes Dart 18 production one design sailing such a success .
- Cad Kat – Manufacturer of “The Big Wheel Launching Trolley” with unique roller bearings ideal for soft sand and rock beaches. Windsport stock Cad-Kat trollies and replacement parts.
- White Formula - Windsport’s appointed manufacture of composite material Dart 18 hulls and equipment.
- Hyde Sails - Hyde sails appointed manufacture of the Dart 18 production one design sails for Windsport under license.
The Windsport team are in our final stages or preparations for the European championship support. For those who have already placed a pre-event parts order, your order is picked and packed ready for collection on day one. For everyone else this is the last week to get your replacement parts order in and marked up for collection at the event.
After this week it will be what ever is in the support trailer at the time and still available.
To make sure you get what you want at the start of the event Windsport recommend you place an order this week for collection at the event. (Order by close of day Sunday 10th August)
Order on line here or call us.
Windsport Dart18 support
Make sure you join us for the Welsh Wednesday – Windsport suppliers party -
The RYA 49er and 49er FX Development squads are basing their Training for their Worlds at Windsport. Ben Rhodes who has an enviable skiff championship pedigree is the squad coach commented that Windsport offers the perfect combination of location and facilities to coach the squad with an absolute minimum of fuss and distraction allowing them to concentrate on the sailing
The sailing conditions on offer around Falmouth, Cornwall give the squad some ideal training in tidal estuary sailing to help in their preparation for the World Championships in Santander in September.
Living locally, squad member Jack Hawkins fresh back from his podium place at the youth worlds, aka. Team kernow, has been helping out on shore with the rest of his training partners off the water keeping all parties entertained and a roof over their heads.
For more info on the 49er class: http://49er.org
More info on the RYA Sailing Team
It certainly put everyone in a good mood for the final 3 races on Sunday.
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