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National Windsurfing Week in Southport

15:16 19th April 2011 by Duncan Slater
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NWW 2011

NWW 2011

SBAwindsurfing in Southport is backing National Windsurfing Week by offering free taster sessions in windsurfing to all ages. Min age apply. Taking place from 1-8 May 2011, National Windsurfing Week is an 8-day event which aims to raise the profile of windsurfing and introduce more people to this great sport.  Billed as a ‘celebration of all things windsurfing’, the week will see windsurfing festivals, competitions and taster sessions happening across the country – including here in Southport.

At SBAwindsurfing there will be free taster sessions taking place on Sat 7th May 10am to 4pm

Southport Sailing Club, Marine Drive, Southport PR91RY

Bring a towel and old trainers.

Ring Mike Cottam on 01772 814939, or email Mike@SBAwindsurfing.org.uk

Centre manager, Mike Cottam, said: “We’re really excited to be part of National Windsurfing Week – it’s great that the windsurfing community has mobilized itself on such a big scale to promote the sport and I think it’s going to really help get windsurfing noticed.  I hope that people will really make the most of it and come along on Sat 7th May and have a go for themselves.”

The campaign has the backing of Skandia Team GBR’s Nick Dempsey, National RS:X Windsurfing Champion. Nick said: “Windsurfing is an amazing sport and National Windsurfing Week will give more people the chance to experience that for themselves. I think 2011 is going to be a great year for windsurfing!”

Gillian Wright, RYA Windsurfing Development Officer and a key figure behind the week says: “As well as wanting to see a new crowd of people try windsurfing for the first time, I am also keen to see people on the water during National Windsurfing Week who may have considered themselves windsurfers in the past, but have perhaps neglected the sport over the years. It would be fantastic to see these people dusting off their kit and getting out on the water, joining in at their local venue and remembering what it is that they loved about windsurfing.”

To find out how you can get involved in National Windsurfing Week and for a full events listing visit www.nationalwindsurfingweek.org

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