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Welcome to Hickling Windsurfing Club

The premier windsurfing location on the Norfolk Broads, East Anglia, UK. A beautiful relatively safe location, close to the North Sea coast, great winds, beginner loan equipment, excellent facilities, and a warm welcome. 

The sport of Windsurfing is great for personal fitness, and sailing along under your own power is the ultimate thrill. We can arrange limited coaching to new members to help learning and to get the most from the club. We occasionally have training days and public ‘come and try’ days too.

If you are interested in joining then e-mail memberships@hicklingbroad.co.uk. There’s also further information on joining here.

18 Feb 2017 – Social, Norwich

 

If you haven’t done much winter sailing then this is your chance to catch up with fellow Club members.

Saturday 18th February from 19:00 (food 19:30)

Norwich Tennis and Squash Club, Lime Tree Road, Norwich

Homemade hot buffet for £7.50 per head.

The club will have sole use of the tennis club which has ample free parking, good city location, good bar prices and good food.

Like the summer BBQ, this will be a ticket only event so I hope this tempts you and if you would like to come please email: gareth.norman82@virginmedia.com and request your tickets.  Also advise if you have any special dietary requirements.

 

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10 Nov – AGM

fullsizerender-1The best turn out we have had for quite a while and reflects the extra activity at the Club this year: Introduction of  Training Courses, extremely popular come and try day, more new members, Quay side and Changing room maintenance, professional training course, renewal of RYA instructors, BBQ, Fun day, and of course the work to try to secure our Beach for future generations.

Good to see founder members, regulars, and new members there too.

Pic: August 2016, Professional windsurf training course.

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2016 Fun day – write up

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Lovely and Warm, with some very strong gusts, especially at the Southern buoy, resulted in some very challenging racing. Martin was given an unprecedented 3 minute handicap, for sailing his picnic table! Olympians galore…loads of gold, silver and bronze medals given away at the annual Fun Day.

Results. Tennis Relay: 1st (Philip and Neil), 2nd (Martin and JT), 3rd (Carl and Dave).

Slalom Ladies Gold (Wendy), Children Slalom Gold (Byony), Silver (William), Mens Gold (tied -Philip, Martin), Silver (tied Dave, Carl), Bronze (tied-Neil D, Neil W, Chris).

 

 

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Fun Day – ** Now Sunday 21 August 2016 **

 

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Update: Changed to Sunday 21 Aug due to Saturday high wind weather warning. Beginners/improvers welcome to join in the fun but it’s likely the windy conditions will not be suitable for you.

The theme this year is centred around Olympic Windsurfing with a Tennis twist in recognition of another GB Silver medal by windsurfer Nick Dempsey, and another Gold by Andy Murray (not forgetting his win at Wimbledon this year too). The UK does appear to be a global leader in sporting success and the Hickling Windsurfers are no exception. The Fun Day budget may be a little less than for Rio, but it’s equally enjoyable and more exclusive.

Hope you can come, be prepared to join in with some light hearted games. There is something for all levels and we will tailor it as best we can depending on the weather. Arrive 10:30 and we will have one event before lunch. Expect to end around 3:30pm.

The usual high quality sausage lunch (with vegi option), banter, messing about in the water, medals, and prizes. Members only, and it’s free too!

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Advanced improver Clinic – 6 August

It isn’t often we have a world class windsurfing Pro at the Broad. Here are class 2016, looking confident and preparing for the 100th gybe/helli tack/fast tack of the day. We will definitely be inviting Simon Bornhoft back next year!

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