Windsurfing on the SeaHarvey Dawkins2020-06-26T07:18:02+01:00 Windsurfing on the sea Our aim is to get new windsurfers to become independent, advanced windsurfers as quickly and safely as possible. The route we offer including free training clinics for members, supervised hire practice sessions and courses (65% discount to members) Due to restrictions set by our insurance company hire on the sea is only available to Club members and Flexi Pass Members . Instructor lead clinics may be attended by non members. If in doubt contact us and we can provide a road map for you to get on the sea. Bronze Level Windsurfers This includes windsurfers that have completed a start windsurfing course through to those beginning to venture on the sea under supervision. Clinics The best option to prepare for going on then sea is to attend our instructor lead Improvers Clinics. This clinics will run on the Lagoon but the skills you will learn will fast track your progress to get onto the sea. As you progress your instructor will let you know when you are ready to move forward as a Silver Windsurfer. Hire Hire on on Hove Lagoon is the best way to build you core skills and experience until you reach Silver level. Other training For training additional training options to consider are 1:1 private lessons or our intermediate course . Silver Level Windsurfers This includes a broad range of abilities from windsurfers that can sail confidently on the Lagoon, complete beach starts and are starting to use the harness through those that are learning to deep water start and use the foot straps. Clinics The best option to get onto the sea is to attend our instructor lead Intermediate Sea Clinics. On these we provide safety cover and coaching to help you improve. The clinics will run on the sea or Lagoon depending on the conditions and the topics being covered. The clinics will also cover safety and rescue techniques to help you develop skills to manage yourself in the changing coastal environment. The clinics are open to non members and members (Free). We run these on Wednesday evenings, Saturday and Sundays through out the season. In the initial phases of your journey it is best to to come to the intermediate clinics. As you improve you will be able to move on to the advanced clinics. Supervised hire On Supervised hire sessions we will provide a safety boat and staff members on hand to monitor your hire, no coaching is provided. This is great chance to practice your skills. We put theses session on at short notice based on the conditions and staff availability. The best way to find out about when these are running is to join our windsurfing Facebook group. Unsupervised hire You can also hire on the sea with unsupervised hire subject to the Duty managers assessment of your ability and the conditions. It is important to understand that for unsupervised hire means we offer no safety cover, you are 100% responsible for your own safety and you are expected to take additional safety precautions.. Before we can let you out you must have your ability assessed, understand the rules of unsupervised hire and complete the disclaimer. As an intermediate windsurfer we restrict the conditions when you can take part in unsupervised hire to roughly a force 4 and below, at the discretion of the Duty Manager based on the your personal ability and the conditions on the day. Other training For training additional training options to consider are 1:1 private lessons or our intermediate course . Gold Level Windsurfers This includes windsurfers that can consistently deep waterstart, stay upwind in all conditions, windsurf confidently in the harness and footstraps. Clinics Windsurfers of this level are still welcome to attend our advanced windsurfing clinics as you never stop learning. Unsupervised hire You can sea with unsupervised hire. That means we offer no safety cover and you are 100% responsible for your own safety. As an advanced windsurfer we may restrict the conditions you can go out in to protect damage to our equipment and/ or your safety at the discretion of the Duty Manager based on the your personal ability and the conditions on the day. Self Service Hire Hire service to enable advanced members to hire when the centre is closed. Coming September 2020. More details to follow.