/NEWS
2804, 2017

UK Dart 18 Season kicks off

With the UK Dart 18 scene going from strength to strength we are looking at this season with a very positive outlook.  We have already run a very successful weekend of coaching six UK Dart

2604, 2017

Busy Easter @ Windsport

It has been a hugely busy Easter at Windsport this year.  The weather has been stunning with plenty of visitors making it down to Mylor Yacht Harbour and our centre to avail themselves of our many services.

2404, 2017

Theo podiums at the RYA Youth Nationals

The rest of the Windsport Team would like to congratulate Theo Williams, who works with us at weekends for finishing on the podium at the recent RYA Youth National Championships.  He took a well deserved third place

1204, 2017

UKIDA Training Weekend

The Windsport centre has hosted a sponsored Dart 18 UKIDA training weekend.  It  gave six UK Class Dart crews an injection of new ideas and opportunities to put into practice over a busy weekend of coaching. Windsport coach Brian Phipps,

904, 2017

Training for RYA Youth Championships

Nacra 15 catamaran youth teams use the centre at Windsport Falmouth as their training base in the run up to the RYA youth nationals.     Windsport, Falmouth harbour and Falmouth Bay are the perfect

704, 2017

Catamaran school is busier than ever

With stunning weather covering the whole of Cornwall at the moment we want to point out that our Catamaran school is busier that ever. Windsport offer an enormous range of experiences and courses  to cater

2903, 2017

Shrimper Gelcoat repair

Gelcoat repair Every Shrimper  deserves a measure of TLC  and this one needed a bit of a hull Gelcoat repair on the port side. With the structural work completed underneath the primary gelcoat finish is

2903, 2017

Relaunch of RSC Oyster committee boat

The annual pre-season relaunch of RSC Oyster committee boat takes place. It is always a tricky manoeuvre launching RSC Oyster safely back down the Restronguet Sailing Club club slipway before putting her on the

2103, 2017

Shrimper for Sale

Great little Shrimper for sale “Winnie” SN. 736  - Customers Boat Shrimper Winnie  is a Mk 2 outboard version. Blue hull, cream deck, tan sails The boat is little used  and in very clean

1503, 2017

New Boats on Finance – watch this space

Windsport has recently started the procedure to be able to offer new boats on finance.  It is clear from feedback that some of our potential clients are interested in taking out finance to help them with

1003, 2017

Universal Gennaker sock cover.

Windsport Product development is continuing with the launch of their Universal Gennaker sock cover. This purpose made cover is ideal for Formular 16 and Formular 18 catamarans and any other sport  cats with gennaker socks.

703, 2017

RYA Dinghy Show 2017

Once again the Windsport team enjoyed a busy RYA Dinghy Show at 'Ally Pally'.  As usual we were supporting the Dart 18 UK Class association and the Sprint 15 UK Class association with boats

103, 2017

Hyde Shrimper Sails – Delivered for 2017 season

Sailors  who ordered a new set of Cornish Shrimper sails for the 2017 season though Windsport Falmouth at the end of last year  will be pleased to know your  Hyde Shrimper sails have arrived

2002, 2017

Flying Phantoms for Sale

Windsport International have recently acquired a fleet of  the ultimate foiling catamarans, the Flying Phantoms Elite for Sale. These second hand catamarans are available complete with dynamic graphics and spares support from Windsport who

1502, 2017

Win A Windsport Dart 18 Stretch Cover

“Calling all Dart 18 Sailors”:- Win A Windsport Dart 18 Stretch Cover @ the 2017 RYA  Dinghy Show The newly released Windsport Dart 18 Stretch Cover is the perfect event cover, provides UV protection, quick

802, 2017

Nankersey Gig Club at Windsport

Nankersey Gig Club at Windsport Come rain or shine the Nankersey Gig Club at Windsport, launch from the convenient Windsport slipway and beach every Saturday and Sunday morning.   Our location allows their members

802, 2017

New IDA Website Launched

New IDA Website Launch goes live At the last AGM of the IDA in Medemblik, at the the 2016 World Championships, Michael Fehr promised to set up a New IDA Website.   After

3101, 2017

Falmouth Shrimpers getting ready to leap into Spring.

Falmouth Shrimpers have an active sailing calendar both on the water and socially off it too.  It is certainly one of the most popular classes raced around the Falmouth Estuary with active fleets at

2601, 2017

Frosty day demonstrates use of new Stretch Cover

A clear and bracing start to the day leaves a beautiful frost covering on a “NEW PRODUCT” Windsport stretch cover. Fits into a small grab bag perfect for packing into your trailer box. More information

601, 2017

Christmas RIB trip to St. Mawes

Boxing day with Windsport out on the water, en route for a Christmas drink at St Mawes, near Falmouth. We took the RIB and caught this amazing drone footage. Just goes to show that

2110, 2016

Goodall Design Boats – Price Freeze

Goodall Design Boats - Price Freeze The price of Windsport’s F16 and F18   Goodall Performance Catamaran racing products,  C2 and Viper, have frozen fast for the start of the Winter. Working with manufacture, Goodall Catamarans,

1210, 2016

Shrimper Centre Board Face Lift

Shrimper Centreboard face lift At the start of the 2016 season the Windsport team received a “ can you help” call from Philip  owner of  Shrimper Rebecca. The boat had been launched back into

2609, 2016

Falmouth Shrimper Association Sail Offer

Shrimper Sail Offer As you know Yesella sails with Hyde sails that are now a few years old so I was thinking of replacing them this winter.  The Hyde sail designer has been down to

2009, 2016

Dart History – The First Mast

Dart History  The First Mast The Dart 18 took over 2 years to go from concept to production . During that time exhaustive testing was done on all the parts that made up the final

1409, 2016

New Dart 18 hulls for stock and customers –

New Dart 18 Hulls We have recently collected more new Dart 18 hulls from Whiteboarders UK to bring us back up to date with stock after a recent run on new boat sales.  We are now

2908, 2016

Sprint 15 Nationals at Pwllheli Yacht Club

Sprint 15 Flags Fly over Pwllheli Yacht Club.   All Smiles and  Success @ the Sprint 15 Catamaran National Championships    The Sprint 15  catamaran 2016 National Championships, hosted by the Pwllheli Sailing 

2907, 2016

Windsport Support – Dart Worlds 2016

A frantic few days lead up to the Windsport Support Van and Trailer setting off for Medemblik in Holland. Windsport Support heading to Dart 18 Worlds New Boats and spare hulls, masts and

1107, 2016

Dart 18 SW Championships and UKIDA GP4, Y&Y

Dart 18 SW Championships and UKIDA GP4 40 Dart 18s went to Restronguet Sailing Club over the "long" weekend of the 1st to the 3rd July to where it all began 40 years ago when

3006, 2016

The Windsport Harbour Challenge 2016

Windsport “Harbour Challenge”  2016 The object is to have fun, explore the harbour, do what you want to do & stop when you want to stop! There are 16 harbour “hotspots” for the on-water explorers and 4

706, 2016

Dart 18 South West Championship

Entry numbers for the 2016 Dart 18 South West Championships / GP4 event in July, were completely full some months ago with a awaiting list of Dart 18 teams hoping to join in should any

1805, 2016

UK Dart 18 National is ramped up @Windsport

  UK Dart 18 National Championships The UK Dart 18 National championships celebrate 40 years of Dart 18 sailing at Stokes Bay Sailing Club this coming bank holiday and  a host of sailors from over

2704, 2016

Sprint 15 @ Marconi

Sprint 15 @ Marconi Those Sprint 15 sailors who did not make the Marconi Open meeting event last weekend, missed a very special weekend.  Sprint 15 @ Marconi Great club, great welcome, great racing and

2004, 2016

Windsport Sprint 15 Support – Off to Marconi we go!

Windsport Sprint 15 Support Off to Marconi  TT event  The Sprint 15 class has got off to  a cracking early season start with a  great  class training weekend attended by new and current sailors alike

3003, 2016

Windsport support trailer @ Dee SC Dart18 Event

Windsport support trailer @ Dee SC Dart18 Event Dee SC hosted the first Dart 18 GP event of the year supported by the arrival of the Windsport event support and technical support trailer 1st thing Friday morning. 

1103, 2016

The RYA Dinghy Show 2016 – Reflections

Wow what can we say but well done to the RYA Dinghy Show team and all those UKCRA - Catamaran Sailing people for helping to make the Catamaran Island such a success and helping share the ‪#‎LoveCatSailing‬ feeling. Dart 18 We

403, 2016

New Boats & Battens – February delivers

Shiny New Boats & Battens February finishes with a flourish as we take delivery of new Dart 18 and Sprint 15 hulls fresh from the moulds at White Formula  On top of this we are busy producing

2402, 2016

Dart 18 – New Deck Jig after 40 years!

New Deck Jig in production Windsport are continuing to re-invest in the future of the Dart 18 Class with the manufacture of a new deck jig to fit all Dart 18 and Sprint 15 Decks

2402, 2016

March Means RYA Dinghy Show Madness.

RYA Dinghy Show - here we come! All the stops are currently pulled out getting everything ready for the RYA Dinghy Show Follow this link to book your tickets here if you haven't already done so.  

2001, 2016

The Windsport Dart 18 Harbour Challenge

The Windsport Dart 18 Harbour Challenge is a race against time,  selecting goals, weather / tide conditions and team work. The winning team will the team that balance all of these challenges to achieve the best score

3012, 2015

No rest for the Windsport Team as we head into 2016!

The Windsport team have been super busy in the run up to Christmas  on the road  delivering  Christmas goodies around the UK, sails ,  new and second-hand boats etc, whilst collecting the next production run of

1010, 2015

Windsport Sponsored UKIDA Coaching weekend

Six  teams from the UK Dart 18 class association were the fortunate winners of the Windsport sponsored Dart 18 coaching weekend this October Blue skies, and soft winds greeted the teams as they rolled into the

210, 2015

New Rig Sense Gauge – Get tuned

We are very excited to be able to offer the new Spinlock Rig Sense Gauge.  Available from CatParts here 09074 As every sailor knows, rig set up is key to performance on the race course

1509, 2015

Shrimper Winter Storage and Service Details

Launch and Recovery Service - Winterisation - Maintenance and Anti-fouling As per previous years Windsport can offer a tailor made service to winterise and store you shrimper this winter as well as undertake repairs, maintenance, valeting and

709, 2015

International Coaching – Qindao Report.

Windsport coaching is out in China over the next few weeks in the run up to the last ISAF World Cup Event of the year. The venue is Qingdao - host venue to the 2008 Olympics

2608, 2015

420 National Championships – 2015

What can we say but finally the sun is shining and there is solid breeze - The Boat parking and car park are working well despite the inclement weather.  Once again our location is offering an

2608, 2015

Dart 18 – The Nationals

Once again our roving Windsport Support Team gives us  their own impression of the Dart National Championships held at Felixstowe Ferry Sailing Club The Windsport Dart 18 event support road train rolled into Felixstowe Ferry

1908, 2015

Dart 18 Europeans – The Roundup

A belated  roundup of the Dart European regatta from the perspective of the Windsport pitts crew ... Rest Day and Race Day 4 Ok the rest day was hot, too hot to sit in the

408, 2015

Dart Europeans After 2 Days

  Event Website: for pictures and up to date news: http://eurodart18.org Registration Day All good down here at the Dart18 European championships , boats being scrutineered , teams fine tuning their rigs , practise race was

2207, 2015

Dart 18 European – Windsport Support

We are almost ready to roll! - Our Windsport Support Trailer will be on hand throughout the event from 1st to 7th August to answer all your queries and help with spares.  If you need

2906, 2015

Flying Phantoms

The Flying Phantom catamarans plus teams recently arrived at the Windsport Centre. The team plans on utilising all of our excellent facilities to base their scheduled winter training starting in the autumn.  Between now and then

2204, 2015

A windy Seasalter SC – Sprint 15 TT –

Paul Chatfield with the Windsport Support Van and Trailer loaded with a range of items pre ordered and spares to cover most eventualities arrived to joined in the first Sprint 15 TT of the season.

1111, 2014

St Mawes One Designs join our Family at Windsport

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

1510, 2014

Boat yard and servicing is getting busy!

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

110, 2014

UKIDA – Windsport Sponsored Training Weekend

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

2409, 2014

Fabulous turnout for Barts Bash

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

1709, 2014

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. Those of you who are joining

1009, 2014

UKIDA Coaching Weekend – 27th & 28th September

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. Combine

1009, 2014

UKRA Dart 16 Fleet

Brian and Cookie travelled to a beautiful little cove in West Wales to collect a fleet of Dart 16s from Tresaith Mariners Sailing club. As part of the UK Catamaran Racing Association (UKCRA) Charter program fleets

608, 2014

Dart European – Last call for orders & see you there!

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

1106, 2014

Sprint 15 Sport Nationals – 6th – 8th June 2014

Being a sponsor of all the Sprint 15 TT events It was fabulous to see over 30 competitors travelled to Instow, Devon for the 2014 Sprint 15 Sport National Championships.  With further sponsorship from  Gill

2803, 2014

Batten Competition Winner – Ben Rogers

After a dramatically busy launch of the new Cat Batten high performance tuneable & tapered full length battens at the RYA Dinghy Show.  A winner was drawn at random from the prize draw.  Three optional stiffnesses on Cat ba

1102, 2014

Win a week’s holiday sailing from Windsport

Visit the RYA Dinghy Show stand B54, talk with the Windsport team about sailing venues in Falmouth , Cornwall and enter the competition to WIN a week’s free boat trailer and car parking at the

1111, 2013

Dream of a Snowman – for Children in Need

The Dream of a Snowman £6.95 inc. P&P and £1 to Children in Need To order your copy (or copies) – you can order online, email or telephone!   Online – go to www.catparts.windsport.co.uk 1.

2010, 2013

Autumn Update

The Windsport September is one the Windsport team will not forget! The month was dominated  by the International “C class” Championships  (ICCC).  Preparation  pre the event started  in late August with a variety of support 

2509, 2013

Day four turns from Lay day to Full Fleet Race day

After the second full day of racing was completed - The race team changed the Wednesday schedule of an allocated Lay Day to a further 3 races. For full race results to date check out:http://www.restronguetsc.org/results/2013/c-class/ICC%20Challenge%20Results.html

3108, 2013

Boats that ‘Fly’ – ICCC Worlds 2013 Falmouth

Windsport International is certainly ramping up to be the host venue for one of the most technical and exciting world championship sailing events ever.  Working with Restronguet Sailing Club, Windsport will be providing the on-shore

3108, 2013

Sprint 15 National Championships 2013

A phenomenal 70+  plus boats took part in the 2013 Sprint 15 National Championship over the August bank holiday weekend. Pentewan Sands proved once again to be a popular venue with the action on and

108, 2013

A Windsport Championship Story

Not sure how long I have been sailing and involved in the  Dart 18 -  on and off for a “long” time? I joined  the Panthercraft manufacturing team as a technical sales person in 1979  (having

1103, 2013

Windsport Coaching – Tom Phipps leading the way

Windsport catamaran Coach Tom Phipps shows he is just as comfortable  at the front end of the boat as he is at the back.  Tom Phipps  is currently sailing with Lucy Macgregor on the Nacra

2502, 2013

2013 Stock arriving at Windsport

All go @ Windsport  with the Windsport trailer collecting stock of hulls, masts, rudder blades etc ready for dispatch to Dart Partners and customers. With all the boats on the trailer pre-sold,  production of boats

1310, 2012

Viper (f16) sales take off for the Windsport team.

Since the Windsport team took on the dealership for the Australian  Viper and C2 catamarans, the ultra performance cat team have been very busy. Sales of Viper have out stretched availability until the end of

510, 2012

Dart 16 National Championships

The Windsport support trailer and team travelled up to the UK Dart16 National championships 2012  taking place at Carsington SC. Derbyshire in September to provide suitable replacement parts and technical support. The Dart16 fleet included

510, 2012

Windsport launch the F18 class C2 at Reg Fest 2012

Windsport  the UK and Ireland  appointed dealers for the F18 class  C2  and F16 class Viper, launched the C2 catamaran onto the UK market at the recent and famous Regfest regatta.  F18 class sailors from all the

1907, 2012

Free Canoe tasters this weekend

Windsport and WestCountry Watersports will be offering FREE canoe hire sessions in the harbour – as and when the tide allows! Buoyancy aids provided 15 minute “have a go!” Call into the shop (next to

1307, 2012

Netley SC – Dart 18 Teach in

Windsport supported the Netley Sailing Club Dart 18 regatta by holding a “try a catamaran” event and supplying spares and support to the sailors. Despite the very unpredictable weather conditions .... Tom Phipps and a

107, 2012

ISAF Youth Irish team coaching update July 2012

The Irish ISAF youth SL16 catamaran team , Alexander / Rory , have been doing their final training in La Buale, France  in the run up to the SL16 World championships  followed by the ISAF

1606, 2012

Tom Phipps – joins the team

Performance catamaran sailor Tom Phipps joins the Windsport team  with a key role in further developing the performance catamaran side of the business having finished his Marine Sports Technology Degree. Tom will be providing Windsport

1606, 2012

Windsport comes to the Aid of round Britain Cat Sailor.

Windsport’s specialist high performance  repair team  help round Britain solo catamaran sailor get back on the water after a damaged hull forced him to look for repair support whilst sailing along the Cornish coastline. A

1105, 2012

Get into Cats – Taster sessions

The Windsport Support Team will be running several “GET INTO CATS” taster sessions at various Dart Class Events and Regattas.  The sessions are available to sailors and non-sailors who want to start.  It doesn't matter

204, 2012

Windsport Spring Competition Winner announced

Today Windsport has announced the winner of the Catamaran Coaching competition: David Woolston With the help of Fiona Curruthers, grand-daughter of Ian Fraser of PantherCraft and Dart Catamarans, the draw was made in

703, 2012

WINDSPORT ACTION @ RYA Dinghy Show 2012

Windsport supported the Sprint 15 and Dart 18 stands at the 2012 RYA Dinghy Show with the full Windsport Family Team! Brian, Cookie, Tom and Katy Phipps were on-hand each day to answer questions, offer

103, 2012

Win a weekend of Catamaran Coaching

This is an opportunity not to be missed.  Our Location on the banks of the Fal is perfect for catamaran sailing and with a chance to win  - your personal coach for  two days  intensive

2002, 2012

Catamaran coaching weekend

Windsport – Cat.Clinic 3rd & 4th June 2012 Cost:£120 Single-handers £180 Two-person (crews under 12 years FREE of charge) The Windsport Professional Catamaran Coaching Team are hosting a Dart 18 and Sprint 15 two day

602, 2012

New Sprint 15 Spring Newsletter

Welcome to the 2012 Sprint15 sailing season - may we have great winds , warm weather and exciting class one design racing Click Here for the latest complete newsletter

602, 2012

Dart Catamarans for Sale at Windsport

Dart 18 New boat – (cosmetic seconds hulls) Everything brand new and still in its box . Issued with the latest sail number New boat 12 month warranty Price on Application Call Windsport for the

602, 2012

Team Ireland Sponsor Windsport Coaching.

Windsport performance catamaran coach ‘Brian Phipps’ headed up the Datchet SC coaching session sponsored by Ireland’s Spitfire youth team sailing.  The weekend focused on the many aspects of communication, critical to the success of any

2211, 2011

Hong Kong Windsport Coaching.

Windsport coaching moved to Hong Kong for a few weeks in November  working with a host of catamaran sailing teams from the two major catamaran clubs in the region. The intensive coaching sessions took place from

2111, 2011

Dart 18 Newsletter

  Click here for the Latest DART 18 News to round up the 2011 season and look forward to 2012(Download in PDF Format)

2111, 2011

Sprint 15 Newsletter

Click here for the Windsport Sprint 15 Newsletter Rounding up 2011 and looking forward to 2012 (To download in PDF Format)

2609, 2011

America’s Cup Racing Plymouth – September 2011

Windsport get up and personal at the AC event Plymouth. The Windsport team got prime position with special passes to visit the AC pit workshop village in Plymouth during the event. Arriving early in the

108, 2011

Boatparking – Not just for dinghies!!!

The Firebird sports-catamaran  is a hot bit of kit around the bouys in Falmouth harbour racing this season. One of the Firebirds from the rejuvenated fleet of now  6 boats  based in the harbour required

2607, 2011

We sell second hand boats too!!

One of the many services we offer clients is the option to sell their second hand boats through us.  With our contacts and students using the Windsport Sailing School or Cat Clinic we can often

2407, 2011

Land – Yachting -Summer Sessions

Land-yachting with Windsport. Top GBR youth Multihull sailor and friends  take a trip to Cornwall to enjoy Windsport Land-yachting at its best. Rupert White, fresh from his success at the ISAF youth Worlds 2011, was

1706, 2011

2011 Sprint 15 Sport Nationals – North Devon Yacht Club

The Windsport regatta team where out again this time supporting the Sprint15 (Dart15) at their Sport National Championships. Almost 40 boats entered the championship event held at North Devon Yacht Club, Instow and the Windsport

506, 2011

Irish Youth Team Training Progress… Euro Cat, Carnac

Big steps for the Irish Youth sailing team as they entered the biggest “round the cans”  catamaran race event  in Europe , Eurocat, Carnac France. Windsport head coach, Brian Phipps, was on hand to guide

406, 2011

Dart 18 Nationals 2011 – Isle of Sheppey

Windsport team support and sponsor Dart 18 UK National Championships 2011 The Windsport Support Team and trailer delivered 100 % support at the Dart18 National Championships  Isle of Sheppey, Kent. The large boat entry, of

2405, 2011

L A C – Mylor 2013

In a major coup Windsport sailing Centre selected as the sailing base for the Invictus GBR LAC challenge. With Windsport and its partners RSC and MYC, being selected as the hosts for the 2013 LAC World Championships

1304, 2011

Irish Youth catamaran sailing team training update.

Windsport Catamaran coaching continue to work with the Irish catamaran youth sailing team in their quest to be ready for the 2012 ISAF youth world championships to be held in Ireland. Over the last 6

1304, 2011

Sprint 15 Teach In – Stewarby SC

Sprint 15 class racers benefit from a two day intensive Windsport coaching session with Brian Phipps. Hosted by Stewartby SC situated  in the middle of the country  the specialist program delivered a comprehensive series of

104, 2011

Our New Harbour shop and booking office is almost ready….

The amazing new development at Mylor Yacht Harbour will incorporate the Windsport Harbour office and information centre combined with the Westcountry Watersports Shop.  Next door on the ground floor there will be the shiny new

1103, 2011

Irish Youth Multihull Sailing Team Coaching

Irish youth multihull  sailing team, selected the renowned Windsport Cat Clinic as the place to be for performance catamaran coaching. Windsport performance catamaran coach Brian Phipps and the Irish youth team of Alex and Ally,

1003, 2011

Dart 18 & Sprint 15 new in

New Container of Boats Unloaded The first Dart container of 2011 has arrived packed full of boats and class legal spares. All the boats will be processed with Windsports stringent quality control to ensure they