Windsurfing Beginner Taster Sessions - Additional dates have been added - 17th and 24th May at 6pm - don't miss out - the earlier you start in the season the more you will benefit! Please read Beginner Tasters below for more information.
Windsurfing on the Welsh Harp is run by a welcoming team of friendly and enthusiastic volunteer instructors.
As a volunteer club we have no paid staff - so rely on members getting involved and being part of the club in order for us to continue to offer good quality equipment, facilities and training.
Membership offers access and use of the water and facilities and allows members to launch their own equipment.
For details on how to join please click on link below
Membership - WHSC - Sailing & Windsurfing Club in North London
Tasters and Training
Windsurfing Taster and Training Sessions start Thursday 26th 2018 at 6pm
Tasters - beginner and experienced windsurfers
Tasters cost £10 per session and you are allowed two before you have to join the club to continue windsurfing with us.
We operate on a 'First Come, First Served' basis, so getting on the water will depend upon how many turn up and how many Instructors we have on the night.
We supply wetsuits, buoyancy aids and equipment
Please ensure you bring swimming kit, an old pair of trainers you can wear in the water and a towel.
NO FOOTWEAR - NO WINDSURFING!!!
Additional sessions have been added - 17th and 24th May at 6pm
They start at 6pm and run on 26th April and then the first 2 Thursdays in each month until 9 August - see calendar.
You can have up to 2 tasters after which you will need to join the club to continue.
If you are a beginner our qualified instructors will give you a beginner lesson on land and then assist you on to the water to put it all into practice. The session will last approx 1 1/2 hours. If you take a second taster this will be a recap of the first followed by some supervised practice on the water.
Experienced Windsurfers' Tasters
Can come on any Thursday from 6pm - 26th until 6th September.
One of our instructors will brief you and allocate you suitable equipment so you can get out on the water for a trial session.
The duration of the session will be determined by how busy we are that evening.
New members who are already competent windsurfers will need to attend a minimum of 4 sessions before check out will be considered in order to get familiarised with the equipment and the way the club operates.
Children's Tasters and Training
We have limited resources for teaching children.
Any children who have windsurfed with us before are welcome to come any Thursday evening as long as they are members.
Children who have not windsurfed with us before can come to a childrens' beginner session for a taster - starts at 6pm Thursday 31 May 2018
If you have any questions please contact us by email. We may be able to run a course for children subject to demand.
We offer free training to members on Thursday evenings from 6pm April 26th until September.
This training is primarily aimed at getting members to a suitable standard so they can be checked out to use club equipment.
To progress further we offer RYA courses and clinics at extra cost up to intermediate planing level. These will be run occasionally at weekends subject to demand.
Club windsurfing equipment is primarily available for training and organised sessions such as club racing.
It is also available free of charge for club members to use outside of organised sessions subject to club check out and club rules.
Members are eligible for check out once their windsurfing and knowledge of the club and equipment reaches a standard where they are capable of windsurfing safely without safety cover whilst complying with club rules.
Club equipment is available free of charge subject to club rules but is not costed in the membership fee.
Members who wish to store and use their own personal boards and sails at the club will need to purchase a board licence for £30.
This will allow you to store your board on the open racks near the beach and rigs downstairs in the clubhouse basement.
Last season we successfully launched our fun racing series.
We run racing mostly on Saturday mornings (see calendar) on Starboard Rios and sails up to 6.7 sq m.
You don't have to be an expert windsurfer or racer to take part it is aimed at all levels as long as you can sail in all directions then you can race with us
It is a great way of improving your windsurfing and getting out on the water with others.
The Welsh Harp Sailing Club is a volunteer-run RYA Sailing & Windsurfing Club based near Wembley at the Welsh Harp, Birchen Grove, London, NW9 8SA.
HOW TO FIND US..
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Questions + Answers
What is checkout?
We operate club checkout to allow members to use equipment outside of organised sessions.
To be checked out you must show - you are a competent windsurfer, able to use and store equipment properly and safely unsupervised.
Can members use equipment when ever they want?
Members can use equipment most days, as long as they have been checked out.
What boards and sails does the club have?
We have a range of Starboard, Bic and Hi-Fly boards suitable for training up to intermediate planning level and a good range of rigs to suit the conditions.
Does the club rent equipment?
No - We are not a rental centre. Our equipment is free to use for members only.
What ability level is the lake best for?
The lake is best suited from beginner up to intermediate windsurfers.
When is the club open?
All year round for checked out members on a help yourself basis.
Can I take lessons?
Yes. Free basic training is available on Thursday evenings and RYA training courses and clinics are run at weekends periodically at an additional cost
If am already an experienced windsurfer do I still need to be checked out?
Yes - all members need to be checked out. And it will take a minimum of 4 sessions before checkout is granted.