Author - Harvey Dawkins

Yachtmaster

We have been training crew from the Superyachts for their Yachtmaster qualification. The RYA Yachtmaster Coastal and Offshore is an extremely useful and credible yachting qualification. It rigorously tests the skipper’s ability and can appear daunting to potential candidates. But well-prepared skippers with the right experience needn’t worry. With [...]


Watersports for Language Schools in Brighton

For language students coming to the UK, the south coast has lots to offer. In the summer students flock to the sunny seaside town of Brighton, looking for an adventure and to improve there English. Lagoon Watersports have been working with language schools to offer their students a watersports experience [...]


Hang on to your hats! 35 knot workout to Guernsey

With only 57 days left until the start of the Fastnet Race, the Lagoon Watersports Racing Team took on their third, and toughest, race of the 2013 Fastnet Campaign.  The De Guingand Bowl is a 120-mile race from Cowes, Isle of Wight, over to Guernsey in the Channel Islands.  [...]


How to Stand Up Paddle Board

Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) originates from the idyllic island of Hawaii; it uses a board, which you stand on, and a paddle to help propel you along. This up and coming sport is suitable for everyone, whether your after a gentle, tranquil paddle or an adrenaline packed wave session, [...]


Learn to Windsurf in Brighton

Learning to windsurf is awesome fun and once you’ve started your be hooked! During a windsurf lesson you will be taught how to get up on the board, how to use the sail, move in a straight line and turn round. The best place to learn is a Royal Yachting Association [...]


Meet the Windsurfers

Meet the Windsurfers - Mike and Suzy Start your adventure and learn to windsurf , Try Wakeboarding or Standup Paddleboarding Name: Suzanne Goetz Age: 34 Name: Michael Watts Age: 63.5 Meet Suzy and Mike, both long term members of the lagoon, avid windsurfers and BFF after meeting on the water. “I love being on the water and [...]


Meet the Watersports Instructors – Joe and Sam

Meet the Watersports Instructors - Joe and Sam   Name: Sam York Age: 18 Name: Joe Murdoch Age: 18 With a budding bromance after knowing each other for 4 long years, Joe and Sam have progressed from young gun members into fully qualified watersports instructors, both teaching Stand Up Paddleboarding and Wakeboarding. Having both been regulars [...]


Advice for buying your first standup paddle board

Advice for buying your first standup paddle board


Meet the Stand Up Paddlers

Meet the Stand Up Paddlers     Name: Gary Perkins Age: 50 Name: Billy Stewart Age: 55 Having know each other for 25 years, both Billy and Gary are in their second year as members of Lagoon Watersports, very much enjoying their new found love of Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP), they are regularly getting out on [...]


Shaping A Paddler

#startyourjourney THE CHALLENGE  We are looking for 1 person, guy or girl, over the age of 18, who’s up for a 2 month life changing Stand Up Paddle Board challenge! You will win 7 weeks FREE Stand Up Paddle Board tuition, coaching and hire, starting with no experience we will take you [...]


Should I buy windsurfing equipment if I live in Brighton?

Should I buy windsurfing equipment if I live in Brighton? 11 reasons as to why it is not worth buying your own windsurfing board if you live in Brighton 1)   The windsurfing club at Hove Lagoon enables club members to hire windsurfing equipment on the Lagoon and the sea. Once [...]


Windsurfing on the sea in Brighton

Windsurfing on the sea in Brighton Windsurfing on the sea in Brighton can be incredibly exciting and rewarding. Experienced windsurfers can enjoy some amazing conditions with great jumping off the wave. For the less experienced and those new to windsurfing on the sea it can be challenging but a challenge [...]


Staycation ideas for people living in Brighton

Staycation ideas for people living in Brighton Are you one of those people that loves living in Brighton, that enjoys looking out to sea and walking along the seafront watching the boats, but has never ventured out onto the water? Perhaps now is the time to stop looking and try getting [...]


Join a club and make new friends in Brighton

Join a club and make new friends in Brighton Joining a club is a great way to make new friends and can open up a whole new world. Brighton is right by the sea so how about considering going to the watersports club at Hove Lagoon. Never heard of a watersports [...]


Ideas to escape your phone in Brighton

Ideas to escape your phone in Brighton We all need some peace and time away from the interconnected modern world. Our phones and messaging apps seem to follow our every move beeping and flashing for our attention. They can be hard to escape from. One almost fool proof way is to [...]