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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 There’s also further information on joining here.

2019 Events

We have lots arranged again this year, many events are free, and all fantastic fun. Something for everyone. Of course, members have access all day, everyday, so we hope to see you soon.

  • 2 March        Work party. A spring clean and tasting at the Pleasure Boat Inn.
  • 11 May         Race Day 1.  All levels catered for. Start of 2019 series.
  • 18 May          Come and Try Day. Our legendary open day, not to be missed. *
  • 1,2 June        Beginners course. Run by our own great RYA qualified instructors *
  • 8,9 June       Beginners course. Ditto *
  • 15 June         Beach BBQ. Great food and entertainment.
  • Every Saturday July and August – Informal coaching through the summer
  • 29 June         Ladies Day.
  • 6 July           Intermediate course. *
  • 20 July          Race Day 2.
  • 3 August       Simon Bornhoft. Training by the Global legend. *
  • 17 August      Fun day. Something for all the family, lunch provided.
  • 7 Sept            Race Day 3. The series final.
  • 11-14 Oct      Intermediate Level Instructors Course

Remember, we do add-hoc buddying too on request.

*A charge is due.

Merry Xmas.

2018 AGM Update

Very satisfying to hear the club delivered to it’s 2018 manifesto and much more. Memberships up 10%, 8 new instructors trained (see pic), 22 beginners trained, 50 taster sessions….the list goes on. Awesome support from the lovely volunteers, instructors, the RYA, Hickling Broad Sailing Club, and the Norfolk Wildlife Trust.

** Honorary membership awarded to Graham Ives for outstanding long term service to the club**

2018 What’s on

More events and support for members than ever before, here they are so you don’t miss out. The RYA recognise we have a great training set-up, so have just awarded us their Training ‘tick’ logo. What a compliment!

For the latest news and details click on our facebook link on the left of the home page – (viewable by non-facebook users)

  • 9,10, June – RUTLAND water – National Watersports Festival
  • 16, 17 June Start/L1,L2 Windsurfing Course – SOLD OUT.
  • 23,24 June Start/L1,L2 Windsurfing Course – 2 spaces left
  • 23 June BBQ on the Beach – apply for e-tickets in advance
  • 30 June – 10 July Instructor Training Course
  • 7 July Beginner+ 1 Day course –
  • 14 July – Wild and Wonderful – 40 year conservation celebrations with the sailing Club and NWT
  • 21 July – Race day 2
  • 29 July – Simon Bornhoft training course
  • 18 August – Fun Day
  • 8 September – Race Day 3

20 May – Come and Try day

We do like our open days, and this year’s was up there with our best. Our visitors must have thought so too, as a staggering 77% of them joined, which is quite an improvement on the 5% from last year. That’s astonishing. A lot of hard work and a beer after. Well done to the 20+ volunteers who made this possible: Gareth, Wendy, John, Patricia, Philip, Keith, Roger, Glynis, Darren, Jeff, Simon, David, Steve, Chris, Darren, Sam, Wendy, Neil, David, Paul and Tone.