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Our Youth Scheme is an easy and accessible way to progress in this exciting sport. From your first taster you'll be hooked and in no time will be blasting across the water.

Once you've got to Stage 4, why stop there? You have all the skills to move on to the Advanced course and clinics in the National Windsurfing Scheme - see the Adult courses section on the left.

If you would like to join a club and meet other windsurfers aged 15 and under, then Team15 is for you! Click here for more details.

See our online brochure here.

Youth courses

To make the most of our courses, ensure you are confident with the skills of one course before moving on to the next course. Windsurfing is a sport which gets better with practice, and you should try to windsurf between courses whenever you can. Practice makes perfect!


Stage 1

An ideal introduction, teaching you the basics of getting on the water and sailing the board across the wind and back

Stage 2

Practical skills to get you sailing around a course practising tacking and gybing, enabling you to make progression towards and away from the wind

Stage 3

Set up your board and rig correctly, enhance your stance on all points of sailing and introduce basic harness techniques in stronger winds. Now's the time to hook in and hang on

Stage 4

Blasting around and getting in the footstraps, becoming confident to tack and gybe and sail in your harness, with an introduction to basic footstrap technique. After this, why not try the advanced courses in the National Windsurfing Scheme?
Assumed knowledge None Level 1 standard. In light winds you should be able to sail across the wind and back Competent Stage 2 sailor Competent Stage 3 sailor
Minimum duration 8-10 hours 8-10 hours 8-10 hours 8-10 hours
Minimum age None, but training centres often take children from the age of 8 None, but training centres often take children from the age of 8 None, but training centres often take children from the age of 8 None, but training centres often take children from the age of 8
Course content All fun no theory. Get on the water and discover windsurfing. We'll get you up and sailing around in no time Learn to tack and gybe, helping you make progression towards and away from the wind A mixture of theory and practical, introducing beachstarting and harness technique, with time spent improving tacking and gybing in stronger winds Hook in and hang on! This stage builds on a confident ability to tack, gybe and sail in the harness with an introduction to basic footstrap technique
Ability after course You will be able to sail to a chosen point on the water and return to where you started in light winds Sail on all points of sailing in light winds, tacking and gybing Be able to sail on all points of sailing in a variety of conditions, knowing when to tack and gybe, use the harness and beachstart On completion of Stage 4, you should be able to sail around using the harness, knowing when to tack and gybe, showing a basic ability to use the footstraps
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