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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.

Come and Try Windsurfing Day: 22nd May 2016

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  • Wow, wow and er..wow again!
  • 41 visitors trained on the simulator, and enjoyed windsurfing at the Club in the stunning beauty of Hickling Broad. One of the best Come and Try days over the past 20 years. Lovely and warm on the beach too.
  • We think almost half of those visitors will join the Club, and the beginner training courses will be full.

Enormous respect and thanks go to the 20 odd Club members who gave up their time:  baking cakes, coaching on the water, event planning, marketing, logistics, managing the car parking, booking slots, instructing, setting up the beach, and manning the safety boat.

In addition, lots of interest and support from the Whitlingham OEC, Norwich 8th Sea Scouts, UEA, City College, Hickling Sailing Club, RYA (Holly), even Norman Lamb our local Member of Parliament dropped by.

Thanks also to the existing members that kept away so that we could get as many visitors on the water as possible. We recognise there is a strong need to run something similar for members to help their windsurfing too.

 

 

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Work Party: Saturday 19th March 2016

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Many thanks to Martin, John, Mike, Jeff and Dick who turned out to assist in tidying up the premises for the season.  The following tasks were tackled:

Removed the green slime from Northern side of the changing rooms, cleaned toilets and showers, raked hedge trimmings from car park, cut back overhanging branches, swept paths and rigging area. All set for 2016.

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AGM 26 November 2015

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The East Anglian Tennis and Squash Club hosted the 2015 AGM.

We have had another very successful year at the Club: 2 Come and Try days, 2 training days, fun day and summer barbecue were all well attended and benefitted from good weather.  The committee members continued to promote the club at local events and through social media. Although membership renewals were down slightly compared to last year, new members continue to join, well into November, and it was decided to freeze fees for 2016 as the club was in a healthy position.

The committee said good bye to John Christie, our long-serving Secretary, although we hope to still see him about as he has been granted free membership, along with John Tuddenham and Tony West, for the lifetime achievement awards. Wendy Harwood has taken over as Secretary and Mike Hudspith has joined the committee.

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Come and Try Day 13 Sept 2015

Due to popular demand we held an additional C&T day this year.

Fourteen people came along to experience the fun of windsurfing and, despite the very light wind, they all enjoyed themselves.

Many thanks to all those members who helped to make this possible.

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Summer BBQ – Saturday 29th August 2015

Members, past members, family, and friends came along to our summer BBQ at the Pleasure Boat Inn. The weather was on our side to make this another great social event enjoyed by all.

Following a summary of the year so far by the Chairman, the excellent food was served, all washed down with a glass of one’s favourite drink. The winner of the Guess the Year competition was awarded their prize, and some ‘excellent’ prizes were also won in the raffle. Many thanks to all who attended, and also to the staff of the Pleasure Boat for looking after us so well.  See you […]

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