The premier windsurfing location on the Norfolk Broads, East Anglia, UK, and believed to be the largest windsurfing Club in the UK. A beautiful relatively safe location, close to the North Sea coast, great winds, beginner loan equipment, excellent facilities, and a warm welcome. We are also an RYA training Centre, and currently have 15 qualified instructors. *** Training services, and events currently suspended, with special measures in place due to Covid-19.

The sport of Windsurfing is great for personal fitness, and sailing along under your own power is the ultimate thrill. We can arrange buddying, and training courses new members to help get the most from the club. Our training courses tend to follow our ‘come and try’ day in May. ***

If you are interested in joining then e-mail memberships@hicklingbroad.co.uk. There’s also further information on joining here. New memberships are only currently open to those who can already windsurf, as we it’s not currently safe to offer training due to Cover-19.

3 December – We are Open!!

…but with 100s of people currently dying every day from this devastating virus please continue to be extremely careful to observe the Club rules below in order to minimise the risk to your selves and other members.

Covid 19 –  Special precautions (The brief version 4.0)

Follow the latest Government advice at all times.

1.   ‘Check in’,via the App or in the log book

2.   Do notuse these rooms for changing, or showering.

3.   The toilets and washbasins canbe used.

4.   No gatheringsof more than 6

5.   Keep at least 2m apart.

6.   The beach, changing rooms and barrier must be locked by the last person leaving – without FAIL.

7.   Bring your own wipes, sanitiser, towels, and soap 

8.   Clean down first aid kits, radios, after use.

9.   The Club boat may only be used in cases of a serious emergency, should a competent boat driver be present.  

          In the case of a risk to life, dial 999.

10.  Club beginner kits should be cleaned with disinfectant/ soap and water/ or your own sanitiser before use.

11.  Please take your rubbish home with you.

12.  Clearly displayyour car park Sticker.

As always, if anyone has any suggestions or further feedback then please email martinhwc@btinternet.com, or editorhwc@gmail.com. The committee will review the situation monthly and modify the precautions appropriately.

Note for fb users: Full details and updates are also be published on the “Hickling Windsurfing Club Members” only fb page. Please search fb, go to that page and request access.

The Committee will keep abreast of the evolving Government and RYA advice, and we will keep our risk assessment constantly under review. We will revise and re-issue our advice as appropriate. 

All events and training are cancelled until it’s safe to do so. 1:1 buddy sessions may be possible subject to instructors willing to do so.

If you have any questions or if any of this advice is unclear, please let us know. Contact any of the usual email addresses: martinhwc@btinternet.com, editorhwc@gmail.com, or memberships@hicklingbroad.co.uk

The committee

4 November 2020. LD#2. The government have instructed all outdoor sports Clubs and amenities to close until at least 2 December 2020. The Club is therefore out of bounds until further notice.

Whats on in 2020 – this is what we aimed to do for members … the first two events were very successful. Strong winds and mild temperatures have resulted in lots of windsurfing in January and February. Long may it continue.

7 March Work Party, getting the Club ship shape for the season.
14&15 March National RYA Youth training squad – its going to be v. busy that weekend.

The Club program is on hold until further notice –
9 May Race Day 1.
16 May Come and Try Day, for those thinking of having a go and joining.
6&7 June Beginner Course 1 (2 Day)
13&14 June Beginner Course 2 (2 Day)
4 July Intermediate Course (1 Day)
11 July Intermediate Course (1 Day)
18 July Race Day2
July/August Saturday Sailing Clinics
August Simon Bornhoft TBC
September Advanced Instructor Training TBC
12 Sept Race Day 3


9 Nov AGM: deadline to respond to the 2020 ‘mail’ AGM process.

** We will monitor government advice and update accordingly.

If you are interested to get windsurfing on the beautiful Hickling Broad then this is the day for you!! Joiners will be offered preferential rates on a 2 day beginner training course, and buddying while at the Club. T&Cs apply, and subject to availability. If you just want to come and look, have a coffee, and say hi, then that’s fine too.