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Recent News and upcoming events

Nankersey Pilot Gig club based at Windsport launch Cygnet

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It was great to see the the launch and blessing of the new Nankersey Rowing Club fibreglass gig “Cygnet” funded with a grant from Sport England. The blessing took place on the Windsport Launch area at Mylor Harbour with Gigs from Flushing and Mylor and St Agnes attending for a toast and mince pies.

Nankersey Rowing Club has successfully based itself from the Windsport Centre for over 4 years along with the St Agnes Pilot gig club it has highlighted how ideal as a venue the Windsport Centre is at offering a convenient and flexible location for both regular and specific watersports activities and events.

Nankersey RC  is a community-based sports club offering adaptive rowing to all age groups rowing from Windsports, in Mylor  Yacht Harbour at the weekends and evenings as the light allows. If you fancy trying out gig rowing with the club check out their website for more details: www.nankerseyrowingclub.com.

December 10, 2014 More

Spend over £50 with Cat Parts to win a Days Performance coaching.

We have a very exciting prize open to ALL our Catparts Customers  who spend over £50 on  parts  between now and the end of February 2015.  Every order placed over £50 will be automatically entered into a draw to win a Days Coaching with Windsport delivered by Brian or Tom Phipps.

 

Competition details

Catparts Coaching Competition.

Spend £50 or more (excluding shipping) online at the Catparts store www.catparts.windsport.co.uk  to be automatically entered in the Windsport  coaching Day competition.

The winning  entry will be offered a days performance catamaran coaching @ the Windsport training facility delivered by one of Windsport’ s top coaches  Brian or Tom Phipps.

Competition Rules

Competition closes Feb 28th 2015

Competition winner will be randomly selected  by an independent  person

No cash alternative .

Competition cannot be incorporated with any other  promotion or special offer.

Winning coaching voucher is valid until December 2015

Winning voucher is  for coaching one person on one catamaran.

Voucher is not transferable .

The coaching date selected  is subject to the winner and coaches availability at time of booking.

December 6, 2014 More

Christmas Crackers – Great Ideas from our CatParts Store.

The perfect present for a Dart 18 or Sprint 15 Sailor

The perfect present for a Dart 18 or Sprint 15 Sailor

Here is another of our classic Christmas Crackers on deals for Cat Parts: This is the ideal set of necessary spares for all Dart 18 and Sprint 15 Sailors – This offers open until 15th December and you make a saving of over 30%!!!!! – Shipped to you for just £28.50

On top of this we will give you a 5% Off Voucher for any orders made over £50 before 1st March 2015.

Make a Cat Sailors Christmas and follow the link for a complete pack description and on line ordering.
http://www.windsport.co.uk/modules/item_detail.php?parent_id=0&img_id=1329

December 3, 2014 More

St Mawes One Designs join our Family at Windsport


Rainbow - St Mawes One Design

Rainbow – St Mawes One Design

Keeping our growing family of SMODs under wraps – Literally – This season we have added to our Shrimper family with an increasing number of St Mawes One Designs being stored over the off season either inside or outside. (Options for parking in the field or on hard standings). We offer a fully flexible service including: – Pulling out and trailer wash – Pressure wash with an optional spring hull polish -Recovery or  launching – Rigging / De-rigging.   Essentially Windsport can offer a full flexible valeting / storage service to best meet your needs – Give us a call to find out how we can help and join our SMOD family ‘under wraps’.

November 11, 2014 More

Tom Phipps aims to encourage young cat sailors

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Tom working on the Dart 16 Fleet

Sailing in catamarans has been part of Tom Phipps life since he was 10 years old. Now at the age of 26 years and aiming to represent GBR at a future Olympics Tom is involved in making sure other young sailors get a similar chance to start sailing catamarans as he did some 15 years ago.   Outside of Tom’s hectic Olympic Nacra 17 catamaran sailing program which includes working all hours and fund raising to finance his Olympic quest,he has been refurbishing the UKCRA (UK Catamaran Racing Association) fleet of Dart16 cats in preparation for the charter program available to clubs & associations.

Working from his home base at Windsport near Falmouth, Tom has been servicing, renewing and replacing the boats to prepare the three fleets of Dart 16s to be available for clubs to charter commencing the beginning of 2015.

Age ten, Tom started his cat sailing on the Dart 16 with his best friend John. He progressed on to the RYA junior cat program in Hobie Dragoons, the youth program in Hobie 16 ‘s , RYA development program in Hobie Tigers and eventually stepping into the Tornado catamaran just as ISAF pulled the plug on Olympic catamaran sailing. Although he continued to sail catamarans with titles in both the Dart 18 and F18 fleets as well as an invitation to sail in a C-Class event Tom re-focused his efforts and went to university, gained a first Class honours degree. Recently, with the introduction of catamaran sailing into the Olympics in Rio, he has slotted back into the Olympic catamaran program in the Nacra 17.

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With all his experiences Tom certainly has not forgotten the fun, adrenaline and multihull skills he learnt as a young sailor in cats which is why he was very happy to get involved in the UKCRA Catamaran Club Charter Project. As Tom P said, “ sailing catamarans as a young sailor was the best buzz you could possible get. We sailed hard, had many crazy capsizes, enjoyed the squad coaching and made sure we enjoyed our down time at the end of each day. Getting into cats was the best decision I made in my sailing career and I hope every young sailor gets the chance to have a go”.

For more information on the UKCRA catamaran club charter program contact Cookie by e-mail info@windsport.co.uk.

To follow Tom Phipps visit www.tomphippsracing.co.uk

 

October 29, 2014 More

Viper and C2 Goodall Design – Book now for discount on early 2015 delivery.

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Massive savings on 2015 Goodall design Viper f16 and C2 f18

October 15, 2014 More

Boat yard and servicing is getting busy!

Ready for servicing

Ready for servicing

As the main sailing season begins to wind up we stay equally busy as the boat repairs and servicing list grows!  The seasonal moorings have already been lifted and many boats are already off the water for the winter.  Our mail order cat parts and dinghy spares still continues as our focus changes more from the coaching to getting customers boats stored away securely ready for next year. The windsport team  has all the facilities and resources on hand to undertake all you boating needs: – Do not forget our dry boat storage and trailer parking – the recovery of boats to our secure compound, – the cleaning and winterisation of boats – Arrange for the servicing of mechanical, electrical and any structural components – Full valeting of your boats including undertaking structural and cosmetic repair work.

 

October 15, 2014 More

UKIDA – Windsport Sponsored Training Weekend

DART 18 Set up in Windsport boat park.

DART 18 Set up in Windsport boat park.



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.

 

 

October 1, 2014 More

Fabulous turnout for Barts Bash

12 Dart 18s turned out at RSC for Barts Bash 2014

12 Dart 18s turned out at RSC for Barts Bash 2014

We are delighted to ask all Dart 18 Catamaran sailors to take a bow – Fabulous to see at least 193 joined in over the weekend in the Bart’s Bash - Results are still coming in but brilliant to see such a turnout and that you ranked in the top 20 of classes represented through out the World.
At our local club Restronguet Sailing Club we had one of the biggest turnouts for the year with 12 boats on the start line.

#jobwelldone #BartsBash
September 24, 2014 More

Reg Fest – Cat batten prizes

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.Windsport-C2pic
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 FestBattenpromo
For more information contact:-
Windsport catbattens
inf@windsport.co.uk

 

September 17, 2014 More