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Queen Mary

We have windsurfing courses for all levels using our unique Skills Training System to greatly enhance your level and confidence.

Queen Mary 

Date:
Sat 20 Jul 2024
09:30 
- 16:30
Style: Freeride
Level: Improver - Intermediate
Availability: Now Booking
Coach: Simon Bornhoft
Price from: £125.00

INFO

ON THE DAY

Location: Queen Mary Reservoir   view MAP

Meeting: Astro grassy rigging area. 

Team talk: 9.30 am 

Criteria: Able to sail a sub 150L board out & back to where you left from.

Important: Non-members welcome. Goes ahead in non-planing winds. SV board hire bookable below. 

We are returning to Queen Mary Reservoir, near London, for another Windwise skill-enhancing session plus a chance to try some Severne kit too!

  • Learn quick kit set-up and easy sail tuning

  • Master your Windwise Warrior ethos for all transitions

  • Stance, early planing, blasting control & quick waterstarts

  • Full breakdown of fast tacks, gybe variations & much more

  • Windwise Skills & Drills to ensure your progression

  • I'll bring some Severne demo kit too

Simon Bornhoft is well-known for his expertise in coaching, and the Windwise Skills Training System is a proven technique to help you improve your windsurf skills, confidence and effectiveness on the water.

Queen Mary

Date:
Sat 20 Jul 2024
09:30 
- 16:30
Style: Freeride
Level: Improver - Intermediate
Availability: Now Booking
Coach: Simon Bornhoft
Price from: £125.00
FREERIDE WINDSURFING IN LONDON

We’ll work through all you need to know

WHAT WE COVER

1-2-1 Feedback

We reach the parts that YouTube can’t

Freeride skills

On this course we run through a mix of planing and non-planing skills & exercises.

Our system will help you understand, feel and truly learn the exact skills that will help you improve all aspects of your Freeride windsurfing.

Full breakdown of stance, early planing, blasting control & quick waterstarts as well as fast tacks and gybe variations.

  • Do you want to rig quickly and correctly?

  • Are you stuck on a plateau?

  • Have you watched YouTube and still struggle?

  • Do you just try to blast and gybe?

  • Would you like to fall in less?

Progression Session

MAKE YOUR MOVES

Windsurfing Courses, Coaching & Unique Learning Techniques

YOUR COURSE

FREERIDE PROGRESSION

Expect an action packed course with very specific Windwise Skills & Drills to increase your knowledge and ability.

You’ll get detailed feedback on and off the water, helping to break down those important core skills.

Windwise will assist you to become a more talented and wiser windsurfer.

BOOK HERE

USEFUL INFO.

COMMS
  • Tel: 07764574201

  • Black VW van: WW07 SBW

  • Email: sb@windwise.net

SEA
  • Tide: Always high

  • Conditions: Best sea sailing in London

KIT
  • Bring your, wetsuit, harness and windsurf gear, including a board large enough to uphaul in marginal winds

  • Optional Severne kit hire is also available

Guests

Extra windsurfer£125.00

+

Child (under16) windsurfer£99.00

+

Totals

Base price:

£125.00


Total

£125.00

WINDWISE WAY

VISION

Become better looking

SKILLS & DRILLS

How to create your ultimate counterbalance

TOUCH POINTS

Specific consistent foot & hand placements

BE MORE WARRIOR

Learn the DNA of how to turn a board

ENHANCE YOUR '7

Learn how to truly use body mechanics

SKILLS & DRILLS

Rig@90 + Talk to the mic + Rig rotators + Upwind downwinders

GALLERY

SUMMARY

Queen Mary 

Sat 20 Jul 2024  
09:30 
- 16:30
Style: Freeride
Level: Improver - Intermediate
Coach: Simon Bornhoft
Price: £125.00

FAQS

About Windwise

You get an unparalleled experience

You’re getting the knowledge, expertise and enthusiasm of one of the worlds most experienced coaches, Simon Bornhoft.

Simon has personally coached well over 6,000 windsurfers. He’s seen, tried and coached just about every single windsurfing style, tip and technique out there.

His intuitive ability to instantly identify where things are going wrong, is matched by the ability and desire to give you the exact solution, skill set and the quickest progression path to match your level, style and aspirations.

The Windwise system has been published in articles all over the world. But there’s nothing better than getting it live on the water with Simon and his team.

Check out more about Simon and his team here.

 

Which course is right for you?

Beginners to Improver

If you’re new to the sport or you’re looking to lock down the real basics, these courses are perfect for you. 

Run by our trained Windwise coaches, they can assist you through the beginning and early stages of the sport using proven Windwise windsurfing coaching techniques to speed up your learning curve. We have 1 to 2 day windsurfing courses and our very popular overseas windsurfing holidays.

  • Good Locations: Bonaire / Alacati
  • UK Course: Any Hayling Beginner-Improver Courses 
 

Improvers to Intermediate Freeride Courses

Introducing, explaining and building the essential windsurfing skills using the Windwise coaching system. 

Simon Bornhoft we’ll help you develop and improve all areas of your windsurfing.  Quick beach and waterstarts, relaxed stances, quality control, the earliest of planing, controlled harnessing and blasting in the straps, better upwind sailing, quicker tacking and learning how to gybe.

  • Good Locations: Bonaire / Alacati / Prasonisi
  • UK Course: Any Hayling Improver – Intermediate Courses 

 

Intermediate to Advanced Freeride Courses

Want to break that plateau, extend your wind range, increase speed and consistency in those gybes and learn other achievable short board skills and moves? Then this is the course for you.

Simon Bornhoft will guide you through sailing smaller boards, tacking in stronger winds/lower volume boards, cranking up those carve gybes, control-jumping over chop, or having some fun with optional feasible freestyle like flat water wave riding, duck gybes, helitacks, up and downwind 360’s etc.

  • Good Locations: Bonaire / Alacati
  • UK Course: Any Hayling Intermeediate – Advanced  Courses 

 

Freewave, Wave & Loop Courses

If you’re looking to get into waves or develop existing wave sailing skills you wave then our Freewave & Wave courses are the perfect environment to take you to the next level – which is far more accessible than you might think.

We run through high wind control, sailing sub 100L boards, uphauling, tacking and hovering on semi submerged boards.

  • Good Locations: FeelViana / Mauritius & Prasonisi (has optional wave beach)
  • UK Course: Any Hayling  Freewave Courses or our West Cornwall Daymer & Gwithian Experiences

Common questions

If you’re new to the sport or you’re looking to lock down the real basics, these courses are perfect for you. Run by our trained WINDWISE coaches, they can assist you through the beginning and early stages of the sport using proven WINDWISE windsurfing coaching techniques to speed up your learning curve. We have 1-2 day windsurfing courses and our very popular overseas windsurfing holidays.

Booking conditions

Terms & Conditions

Windwise will do their best to ensure your safety and enjoyment on the water. There will be times when you’re being coached individually and in a group. There will also be times when you are freesailng by yourself, just like a regular windsurfing holiday-resort.

Windsurfing is, potentially, a dangerous sport and you must agree to sail in a responsible manner and in the designated areas outlined to you in resort.

In the event that Simon Bornhoft is not able to make the clinic/holiday or course due to illness or unforeseen circumstances, your Windwise booking and holiday are still valid and the course/holiday/adventure will still go ahead and another Windwise coach will be provided for you.

  • It is compulsory that you have third party windsurfing insurance
  • It is highly recommended to take out holiday insurance in case you have to cancel your holiday for any reason
  • Any disputes between Simon Bornhoft Windwise and it’s clients will be governed by UK law
  • Windwise balance payments for all holidays must be made 12 weeks prior to your holiday date.

 

Holiday Cancellation & Refund Policy

Being a small operation we have to pre-pay hotels and centres to get rates, plus there are associated costs for putting these courses on overseas.

So if for any unforeseen reason you’re unable to attend the clinic or experience holiday cancellation, airline cancellation, personal health issues, injury or any other personal reason or unforeseen circumstances that prevent you from joining the course, you will still be required to pay for your holiday. You can transfer your place to another person, but if you need to cancel and cannot find a replacement we will offer compensation under the following guidelines.

  • If Holiday is cancelled 3 months before departure a full refund is possible.
    (If we have pre-paid for a particular hotel or centre in your name and we cannot get a refund from them, then this amount will still be due)
  • Loss of full deposit if holiday is cancelled 2 months prior to departure.
  • 75% of holiday cost is still due if holiday is cancelled within 8-4 weeks before departure.
  • 100% of holiday cost is due if holiday is cancelled within 4 weeks before departure.