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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.

The Windsurfing Beach – 2017 and beyond

In August 2016 it came as a bit of a shock to learn our beach landlord had decided to sell the northern part of Hickling Broad, which naturally raised concerns with us, our neighbours, and other water users too.

The Norfolk Wildlife Trust are soon to be our new landlords. Brendan Joyce, Chief Executive of the Norfolk Wildlife Trust says:

“Norfolk Wildlife Trust wants to work positively with everyone who uses Hickling Broad including the sailing, angling and windsurfing interests to ensure we can maintain and protect its internationally important wildlife. This is a real opportunity to work together in a sustainable way where everyone who has an interest in Hickling sees the wildlife as its most important asset and works with us to protect it for the future.”

Martin Harwood says “The committee are very excited with the prospect of working with Brendan and his colleagues at the Trust, and look forward to building a great relationship for the benefit of all those who share the water”.

If you would like to make a donation to the NWT appeal then please use the link below.

NWT fundraising donations page

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18 Feb 2017 – Social, Norwich

 

18th February Meal and Mardle – Everyone thoroughly enjoyed a lovely evening with an amazing spread, and meeting other members. Feeling stuffed, and relaxed after one of our best socials ever.

Was just £7.50, at the Norwich Tennis and Squash Club.

 

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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 **

 

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 […]

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