UK TOUR 2013


Directly after returning from a stunning couple of great weeks windsurfing in Alacati, we have kicked off our UK TOUR!


With a fabulous F4-5 we had a really windy 'summer' day on the water. Covering everything from blasting stance, control, early planing, gybing, clew first beach starts, flat water wave riding and jumping, we spent every possible hour on the water. Some in the group did really well just to cope with the strong wind conditions and the more experienced sailors put in some great performances. So from the likes of Lucy, Rob, Alex, & Steve getting to grips with blasting and harnessing, Hakan, Dave, Ted, Simon, Keith gybing, flate water wave riding and going for jumps, plus James Siddalls who has come right through the Windwise ranks and now add's upwind, 360's, Push Tacks, neat helitacks, jumps, planing gybes, Vulcans and Spocks into his routine!


Just had a really fun day at Datchet. Lighter winds, but loads of skills and drill, with about 4-5 hours on the water. We covered classic tacks and 'stay dry' fast tacks, carve gybe training, duck gybe training, sail 360's, switched stance and some upwind 360's! Great work everyone and really fun session. As ever, always a good welcome and great to be at Datchet and enjoy some of the best windsurfing close to London! Keep up the good work and I'll be seeing some of you soon on future UK and overseas courses. Check out the pix below and leave any comments!


As summer really kicks in, we made full use of the glorious weather at OTC Weymouth. Yes we had light winds, but we still made full use of the day going through all the WINDWISE skills and drills that link into strong wind sailing. How to turn classic tacks into Fast Tacks for short boards, the nuances of carve gybing, duck gybing and for some - sail 360's, Push Tacks and switch stance sailing! Great crew, fun day, thanks to everyone who came along and to Tris at OTC for hosting our visit!


We've just finished the Northern part of our tour sailing at Grafahm Water, Roa Island Barrow in Furness & Pugneys Lake as part of our 'Northern Tour'. We had predominantly lighter winds, but still had enough breeze in each location to get a lot of work done! With a big mix of skills, drills, fast tacks, gybes and duck gybes everyone went through a full skills training session working on those transferable skills to make stronger wind windsurfing more enjoyable and productive. Great work everyone. Hot on and off the water! Look forward to sailing with you again!


We have now headed back to Hayling for a really fun session. Once again, hot, sunny and gentle breezes, but so much time on the water! Great effort from everyone. Loads of skills, drills, fast tacks, gybes, duck gybes and gaining valuable time on the water working on the right skill for the right time. It's days like this when you have the time to work on specific points and claim the glory when the wind is up! Plenty more to come and see you soon! The ice creams were well deserved!!!

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Here's some photos from our UK TOUR so far!


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# SB Bornhoft 2013-07-29 09:50
The power of following the system! Well done and I have even higher hopes for you in the future.
Catch up on the water soon and say hi to all the others in Barrow from me.
All the best
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# richard pamenter 2013-07-19 12:27
Simon , you have totally converted me to spendng time on the water doing drills in light winds . Immediately after our training day at Roa Island, I was lucky enough to get a days sailing at Garda and in strong winds made my first "fast tack" on a low volme board ( something that had eluded me for the previous 20 years) and was also making more gybes . Richard
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# SB Bornhoft 2013-07-16 09:43
Hi Jo, thanks for message that back strap trick is a great one!! Well done! Amazing that you learnt that off the plane and then applied it in stronger winds and it clealy worked and will do wonders for your confidence! Keep up the good work and see you soon. All the best Simon
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# SB Bornhoft 2013-07-16 09:41
Hi Laura. Great work on Saturday and well done on the gybes on Sunday. That is just the beginning! Doing the 'stuff' that most people never do is the key to quicker success. Plus, if you learn to enjoy sailing in all conditions then your progress is virtually limitless! See you soon and keep me updated on how it goes. All the best Simon
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# Jo Atkin 2013-07-16 00:43
Thank you for a fun day despite the weeds! Unbelievable progress - both footstraps at Derwent on Sunday!!!!!!
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# Laura Jurgens 2013-07-15 23:36
Hi Simon...
Just want to thank you for such a fab day on Saturday... Very little wind is always challenging, but I still learnt a lot on land to begin, getting my carve gybes in my muscle memory.. Paid off as managed a dry one the next day! Lots of light wind activities in the afternoon which were made fun and very informative... great day! Thank you again! Laura. :-)
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# SB Bornhoft 2013-06-26 19:37
Thanks for that you're sailing really well and we are on track for greater things. Good luck with the racing and we'll work on those slalom gybes next time!
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# Simon chippington 2013-06-26 17:51
Outstanding teaching.
Simon always takes my windsurfing to another level without fail.
Simon takes time with everyone on the course ,giving everything .
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