Windsurf & Kite
UoNWind is without a doubt one of the best clubs to join if you're looking to try a sport in a relaxed, friendly and inclusive environment. Whether you're a total beginner looking to take up windsurfing as a new hobby or a competitive racer, freestyler or wave-rider who wants to compete for great prizes but in a chilled-out, student friendly atmosphere, we have equipment to suit you!
Our regular windsurfing sessions are held at Notts County Sailing Club, which is roughly 25 minutes away by car (don't worry, we'll provide lifts!)
Sessions will be held at least once a week on Sunday afternoons, unless the conditions are totally unsuitable, in which case the weekly session will be moved.
On top of this, during the warmer months many people will be going to the lake whenever it is windy. They almost always post about this on our Facebook so be sure to join and follow that closely!
Trips further afield are held multiple times per term, including attendance at BUCS and all events organised by the SWA (Student Windsurfing Association). Locations include Cornwall, Weymouth, Swansea and many others!
There are 5 Core events and 3 Wave events every year. Core events are usually held at a participating university and include beginner, intermediate and advanced racing, freestyle competitions as well as tuition, clinics, and massive parties both evenings! Wave events follow a similar format but the competition is based on waveriding.
SWA organised events usually cost £20-30 each for the weekend ticket (which pays for accomodation), then transport costs will be split between all attending members.
Anyone and everyone at the university is welcome to come along to one of our sessions! The best time to start is the beginning of the year when our resident RYA qualified instructors will be offering lessons to beginners at least once a week, but beginner sessions will be held throughout the year too so don't be afraid to join late.
Membership for the year is just £30 - considering that a two day Start Windsurfing course can cost over £150, our membership is incredible value!
Sessions at the lake will for the most part cost £2 purely to cover any damage to equipment, though taster sessions will be slightly more.
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