British Youth Sailing (BYS) Recognised Windsurfing Club


Join the windsurfing club revolution



BYS Recognised Windsurfing Clubs are a nationwide network of windsurfing clubs where young people can get together every week to learn new windsurfing skills and spend time with their friends on the water.


The aim is to grow the number of young people windsurfing and develop their windsurfing ability. This in turn will feed the RYA performance pathway, the foundation for podium performances at National and International Events and ultimately the Olympic Games.


But primarily for your club, it's a way in which you can help secure the future of your training centre, windsurfing or sailing club.


Benefits of joining becoming a club

  • A straightforward and inexpensive way to raise your club profile and increase your membership. 
  • The benefits of the being a BYS Recognised Windsurfing Club include:
  • Growing your membership base
  • Expand the activities and challenges available to your young windsurfers
  • Raise the profile of your club
  • Grow the skills of your volunteers
  • Support the RYA junior and youth competition pathway - producing windsurfing stars of the future
  • Inter-club participation

What have we got to do to become a BYS Recognised Windsurfing Club?


All you need is time, enthusiasm, and your commitment to provide:


  • Regular club training sessions with a qualified RYA windsurfing instructor or coach under the supervision of a senior instructor

If you are already an RYA training centre for windsurfing and can provide the above, then once you have completed a BYS Recognised Windsurfing Club registration form, your recognition should follow quickly.


As your club progresses, we would encourage:

  • A small team attendance at the four annual inter-club challenges.
  • Hosting one of the inter-club events

Clubs and centres that want to be considered, should get in touch with a Regional Performance Manager who can discuss this in more detail and support you through the process.


The BYS Recognised Windsurfing Club application form is available to download.


Please complete the form and return it to