New ‘Buddy’ System

As a beginner or relatively inexperienced windsurfer you may feel nervous about joining a club and then being left to your own devices. The club now has six qualified RYA Start Windsurfing Instructors and has set up a ‘buddy’ system. The new instructors are John  Christie, Tony West, Richard Houghton, Martin Harwood, Darren Knights and Philip Peaston.

Any member can contact one of these instructors and arrange to go sailing with them on a 1:1 basis. For more details see the Buddy System section under “Beginners Information” on the Home Page and then contact Philip Peaston on 07909992520 or e-mail

2 Comments on “New ‘Buddy’ System

  1. Hi Dave
    My daughter Jess and I came along to the club on Sunday and, thanks to the help of Richard Houghton, we had a really fantastic day. I don’t have his email to thank him again personally but if you see him then please pass on my thanks again.Jess really had a brilliant time. We managed to get a couple of boards rigged up.
    All the best

  2. Having recently got the windsurfing bug again after a break of 20 years, my family spent an enjoyable afternoon on the broad with Martin Harwood and his wife Wendy. Once out on the water we were very comfortable in the lovely surroundings and a fellow member Richard (sorry can’t recall surname) was a great help and encouragement too.
    Realy looking forwards to getting some kit of our own now: just got to work out what to get with the bewildering choices out there. I

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