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Windsurfing, Windfoiling & Wingfoiling

Whatever your experience level, Farmoor is a great place for windsurfers of all ages, and we've something for everyone whether you're a youngster getting started, returning to windsurfing or an aspiring Olympic racer.

Windfoiling & Wingfoiling

Wingfoiling is the new kid on the sailing block that is attracting dinghy sailors, kitesurfers and windsurfers to a sport that is growing at a rapid rate worldwide.

The appeal is the uncomplicated entry into the foiling world on a board with buoyancy and a simple wing as the sail. The learning curve is steep; they say it takes 10 hours to master the initial techniques and Farmoor is an ideal place to begin and progress. Wingfoiling is new to the reservoir and we have yet to offer training or equipment hire. But things are moving fast so join the Club and the WhatsApp group and be part of the progression.

Having a Blast

When the wind is up dinghies may come in but for many windsurfers that is when the fun starts, to find out more just ask someone with a huge smile when they come off the water.

Keep an eye on the club weather station, your favourite windsurf weather app, or ask to join the windsurf WhatsApp group to keep in touch with everyone.

During each year members log their fastest times and the fastest gets the trophy. The current Farmoor speed record, a blistering 40.20 mph, was recorded in 2013

Many people just come along when the wind is up expecting others to be there, however most use the WhatsApp group to keep in touch.


Monday evenings (April to September)

Farmoor Flyers

Farmoor Flyers coaching are a great opportunity for you to improve your windsurf skills whatever your standard.

These informal sessions are for members only and cost £10. Click here to book your session

Coaching is by the Club's own resident, RYA trained Instructor Team and continue off the water in the Club house over a beer or meal !


Tuesday & Thursday evenings (April to September from 6pm)

Race nights

OSC now has the largest Raceboard fleet of 20 in the country. New racers are always welcome to join in using one of the club's 2 Raceboards which are available free for members to use.

LWA and Seavet open meetings are also held regularly at the club. (see 'competition' below)

Informal short board slalom racing also takes place when conditions allow. (see 'competition' below)

The annual Farmoor Speed Challenge Cup is also awarded every year to the fastest recorded speed achieved by any craft. (see 'competition' below)


Thursday evenings (Spring, Summer & Autumn)

Zoomers & Team15 youth training and racing

Training evenings for those 16 years old and under; to go to the Zoomers / T15 information page click here


Windsurf Trips

Come along with the instructors to one of our members only awaydays or windsurf trips, click here for more information


Competition

Raceboard Racing

Raceboard Series [ April to October - Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2.00PM ]

OSC has the largest resident Raceboard fleet of 20 in the country. New racer members are always welcome to join in using one of the 2 Club Raceboards.

The Seavets National Raceboard Summer Series is predominantly held monthly on Thursdays at OSC. See OSC website Calendar for dates.

Speedsailing

Farmoor Speedweek takes place every Autumn in the week following Weymouth Speedweek and is open to all forms of craft sailed at Farmoor.

The Farmoor Speed Challenge Cup is awarded annually to the fastest GPS recorded spot speed achieved by any craft.

Club Championships

This annual event is held during August; please see the OSC Events calendar on the homepage for further details.

To find out more, please contact the Windsurfing Secretary, Russ Canning

Slalom Racing

Occasional Slalom Racing is held when conditions permit

Further information and contacts...

OSC Windsurf Secretary: Russ Canning

Email Russ Canning

Russ is the OSC Windsurf Secretary. Having sailed and windsurfed for longer than he would care to admit, Russ represents windsurf members interests and their various activities at Committee.


Zoomers Administrator and Parent Coordinator: Kathy Illingworth

Email Kathy Illingworth or call her on 07704 106880 or to go to the Zoomers / T15 info page click here

As a parent of a current Zoomer and having first-hand experience of the Zone Squad circuit, Kathy is a qualified instructor and a great source of information about junior windsurfing in the UK. Let her know if you've got any questions on how Zoomers is organised at Oxford Sailing Club, how Team 15 and the annual inter-club challenge works, or anything you'd like to know about the RYA Zone Squad and beyond.


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Last updated 17:42 on 28 June 2022

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