Oxford Zoomers (Team 15) Junior Windsurfing
Here's a little more information about our junior windsurfing activities
Zoomers, Thursday evenings may to early September (daylight permitting), 5:50pm to 8pm
Season kick start
We generally kick start the season with a refresher day so if you're feeling a bit rusty this is the perfect way to rebuild your confidence.
Zooomers ability range
Zoomers range in ability from those who have just completed their RYA Stage 1 right though to very experienced windsurfers who have competed internationally and participated in National Junior Squads. Many of our more experienced and older juniors also enjoy helping out the instructors and several ex Zoomers have now qualified as instructors themselves.
Kit selection & rigging up
The evening starts with kit selection. Parents are required to assist, particularly with carrying boards and rigs. This year we will also be running some classes for parents to learn how to rig sails once the kids are on the water.
Once everyone is set up with kit and changed into wetsuits we will divide you into groups. Your instructor will brief you on the plan for the evening and there may well be a short session on the simulator to refine technique. We always aim to maximise time on the water but obviously if it's too cold we may well cut a session short and do more work on land. Most sessions finish with some team games or freestyle moves.
Personal kit requirements
All juniors will need their own wetsuit and footwear. Old trainers will suffice if you don't have wetsuit boots. Ideally you should have your own well fitting buoyancy aid although we do have a few club ones that can be borrowed if required.
We welcome juniors age 8 and upwards at Zoomers. For 16-18 year olds we have the Youth Club sessions which run alongside Zoomers. You should be able to set yourself up and windsurf independently although help will be available if required. If we have sufficient instructors available it may be possible to organise tuition for the youth club windsurfers but priority will always be given to the younger members. Its free to attend Youth Club although there may be a fee payable if a coaching session is organised.
Online booking is essential and is done via the events pages in this website. Please try to book by the Wednesday evening so that we can allocate kit and plan group sessions in advance. The cost is £10 and includes the use of club kit and instruction.
Keep an eye on our Oxford Zoomers T15 Facebook page for action shots each week
Zoomers Administrator and Parent Coordinator: Kathy Illingworth
Email Kathy Illingworth or call her on 07704 106880
Last updated 16:30 on 27 April 2023