Windsurfing is a thrilling blend of surfing and sailing, as you learn to glide across the water on a specially-designed surf board, powered by wind through the use of a sail.
Balance and co-ordination are key elements that will stop you taking a frequent soaking, but that is all part of the fun. This activity can be enjoyed both inland and at the coast, from blasting across flat water, or riding waves on your local beach.
With hundreds of windsurfing and sailing clubs around the country, there are plenty of places to go and give this activity a go. There are boards and sails of various sizes to suit most people and make it easier to get started.
The National Governing Body for windsurfing is:
Factsheets on windsurfing
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Rules on windsurfing
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