Unfortunately the Come and Try day 19 June 2010 was cancelled on the day due to very strong northerley winds !!
The Come and Try Day is the most important event of the year as it gives us the opportunity to promote our club by introducing others to windsurfing and ultimately to increasing our membership. The cost is five pounds which includes simulator instruction, half an hour one to one tuition, hot drinks and refreshments.
Volunteers are needed to help on the day especially with instruction on the water. If you can spare a couple of hours or more during the day please inform a committee member asap.
We also urgently need use of your old wetsuits for the day. Clearly mark any suits with your name if you wish them to be returned and if you cannot attend on the day leave them in the old hut before the 19th.
We are sorry but due to the difficulty in overseeing this event and overall concerns for safety, windsurfing from the beach will be prohibited for the duration of the event.
Duration: All-day event!
In 2009 members were sent a questionnaire and a high proportion responded (60%). The results highlighted a number of areas where members thought improvements could be made. Particular reference was made to updating/redesigning the website, more training being available to members, and the poor quality of the club loan equipment. Considerable progress has been made on all of these.
This new website , which is still being developed, should be finished by June/July.
The club with the help of ‘Active Norfolk’ has secured funds from the European Social Fund to train six RYA Start Level Windsurfing instructors. Six members of the committee volunteered and their training has started and is due to be completed on 13 June 2010. It is proposed to set up a ‘buddy system’ whereby any members will be able to contact one of these instructors and arrange to go sailing with them on a 1:1 basis. This will be particularly helpful to new and relatively inexperienced members.
The club have recently submitted a bid to Sport England under their small grants scheme to enable the purchase of six modern beginner/early intermediate boards/rigs and a new boat/engine. Sport England normally take about 6 weeks to reach their decision. Watch this space !!