The 1 day Dorset RYA advanced windsurfing course in Portland Harbour will help you master dynamic transitions, advanced planing techniques, the water start and more.
The 1 day Dorset RYA advanced windsurfing course in Portland Harbour is designed to help you master dynamic transitions, advanced planing techniques, the waterstart and the infamous planing carve gybe.
Each skill is broken down and simplified, backed up with the relevant theory. Waterstarting, carve gybing and other advanced skills such as advanced carving and bump and jump, are taught as part of the course, with guidance for an ongoing learning experience.
The pre-requisite for the course is that applicants should be at a competent intermediate level, with the ability to sail in footstraps and harness in planing conditions.
Everything is included in the cost of the course, from kit hire (including a wetsuit) and tuition, to free parking in the car park and use of the National Sailing Academy’s facilities. There is also a café onsite for refreshments.
The Osprey Training Centre is the recognised Royal Yachting Association (RYA) windsurfing Training Centre affiliated to The Official Test Centre. It provides courses consistent with the RYA Windsurfing Scheme syllabus.
The 1 day Dorset RYA advanced windsurfing course in Portland Harbour will have a maximum of 6 participants per instructor. The OTC reserve the right to postpone the course to account for conditions. That said, the location of the centre and the versatility of Portland Harbour as a teaching arena means that we very rarely need to reschedule.
When you get to this level, the tuition tends to be on a one-to-one basis and tends to focus around a particular manoeuvre, be it the infamous carve gybe, water starting or more elaborate carving stunts, such as the downwind 360. Our instructors will be on hand to tailor the day to your needs.
Duration: 1 day
Suitable for: Children and adults (from 8 years old)
Includes: RYA certificate and logbook, tuition, kit hire (including wetsuit), launch fees, parking and use of WPNSA facilities.
Book: 1 day Dorset RYA advanced windsurfing course in Portland Harbour
Centre opening times are from 10.00am until late, at the OTC staff’s discretion.
If booking online, please allow at least 72 hours in advance to be assured your desired date and time. If you book a session sooner, we may need to reschedule around existing bookings. A member of staff will be in touch if this is necessary.
If you have pre-paid and booked a session that needs to be rearranged (due to adverse conditions, for example), we will aim to rearrange the session on a date convenient for you.
If a gift voucher has been bought, the voucher is valid for 12 months from the date of purchase. A gift voucher can not be refunded for its monetary value, and is only available for use within the OTC centre.