Windsurfing in Wicklow
Here at Avon Ri we have some excellent windsurfing and full instruction is available. Whether you want to try it out for one hour or take a course we have something to suit. We provide all the necessary equipment and instruction.
All of the courses are run to the I.S.A (Irish Sailing Association) approval, which uses The Go Windsurfing Scheme.
The Go Scheme has come about because of the change to the equipment, which has become more user friendly. Boards are now wider and turn quicker, the sails have more power and are now lighter, which makes the sport fast, fun and easy.
We can run two different courses which are Get Up And Go and Go 4 It. Each course has different modules which can be worked on at the students pace.
Get Up And Go
Go 4 it
|This course is aimed at the total beginner, and is designed to get you up and going. There are six modules on this course which are as follows.
Counterbalance Feel the power and stability as you commit your body to the support of a powered up rig.
Flying the Rig Getting the rig clear of the water using either the assisted beach start or uphauling the sail.
Headwork's Identify the information you need to sail safely in your location.
Let's Go Sail your board and rig across a short stretch of water and experience your first thrill of windsurfing.
Turning Around By swinging your rig over the front or back of the board you will turn the board around so you can face the direction you started from.
Getting Back Return to your starting point by sailing, walking, paddling or being towed.
This course teaches particular skills some of which are progressions from the basic skills covered in the initial Get Up and Go section, while some are new to the sailor. Once again this course is broken into modules so that the sailor can work on a skill in their own time.
Pay to Play Windsurfing
Once you have completed one of the ISA windsurfing courses you can avail of the Pay to Play facility at Avon Ri. This runs on Saturday and Sunday mornings and gives you time to practice what you have learned under the supervision of one of our instructors. We can provide all the necessary equipment and rescue cover. All this and for the special price of two hours for the price of one.
Thursday night windsurfing sessions.
Come out and practice your windsurfing or take the opportunity of the longer summer evenings to learn to windsurf.