Get on board for windsurfing week

George Marshall from Carsington Comets.
George Marshall from Carsington Comets.

YOU can get involved in National Windsurfing Week at Carsington Sports and Leisure over the next few days as part of what is a UK-wide event.

For eight days from Sunday, May 1, windsurfing schools, clubs, shops, and individuals all across the UK will be doing everything they can to help people get a taste for, and fall in love with, their chosen sport.

To play their part in helping to get more people windsurfing regularly, Carsington Sports and Leisure will be taking part in a nationwide series of Windsurfing 4 Cancer Research (W4CR) fundraising events on Sunday, May 1.

The W4CR Sunrise Sunset challenge is one of the most popular elements of National Windsurfing Week.

Carsington Sports and Leisure will be running special windsurfing activities throughout the day.

These include taster sessions, windsurf races and just encouraging as many windsurfers as possible to take to the water.

There will be a barbecue and raffle with all proceeds going to W4CR.

Thi is the charity formed to promote cancer awareness among windsurfers and, through specific projects, to raise funds for cancer research, education and support.

Further windsurfing taster sessions are also available on Monday, May 2, and Saturday, May 7.

Gillian Wright, RYA windsurfing development officer, said: “It’s great that the windsurfing community has mobilized itself on such a big scale to promote the sport.”

She continued: “I hope that people will really make the most of it and come along to the events that are taking place across the country and have a go for themselves.”

As well as their National Windsurfing Week activities, Carsington Sports and Leisure is also running a number of adult and junior windsurfing courses and clinics over the summer.

Carsington Sports and Leisure is a recognised RYA Training Centre.

This means that its courses conform to the highest standards of quality and safety in the world.

For full details of all activities and courses that are taking place at Carsington Water throughout National Windsurfing Week and beyond, you can visit or call 01629 540478.