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Junior Windsurfing Squad

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Created by cammd 4 months ago, 18 Sep 2020
cammd
QLD, 2881 posts
18 Sep 2020 10:27AM
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We are starting a Junior Windsurfing Squad at RQYS so putting a call out to anyone with kids that may be interested to come down and have a look.

Details below

When: Every second Sunday 9.00am to 11.30am (High Tides. Light Winds) starting this Sunday 20/9/20

Where: Royal Qld Yacht Squadron Windsurfing Centre

Why: To create a new cohort of young windsurfers and introduce new people to the awesome sport of windsurfing

Format: Informal sessions based around teaching some new skills, developing confidence, creating a social friendship group and an introduction to some friendly competition. This is very much aimed at Juniors and Youth starting out so we will be staying very close to the beach and the sessions will be largely aimed at just getting time on the water in a fun and safe environment. We have pathways at the club to accomodate kids wanting to progress into more stuctured competitive based sailing.

Who: Junior and Youth Club Members, non members can purchase a daily sail pass (details below)

Gear Required: Any windsurf gear is welcome so BYO
Or
Hire Gear is available at the following rates
Bic Windsup c/w 3.5 or 4.5 rig hired at $30.00 per session
Bic Techno 293OD c/w 5.8, 6.8, 7.8 rigs leased at $150.00 per school term (this option allows use of the gear 7 days a week for the duration of the lease)

PPE: Life jackets and shoes will be mandatory and we can provide the life jackets, sun protection is required as well (BYO)

Cost: Free to club members (volunteer based so parents are encouraged to assist)

Non members will require a sail pass and costs are as follows
First 3 visits are free
4-6 visits are $15.00ea
7-12 visit are 35.00ea
It works out better to just join as a member if you plan to come as a regular (Junior Membership $200/year or $18.00 monthly)

This is not a learn to windsurf course, RQYS will be starting learn to Windsurf Courses in the near future. Parents wishing to teach their own kids and hire the learning equipment are welcome to attend or even bring your own if you just want the social interaction for the kids.

Looking forward to having a great season with a bunch of new windsurfers

B rad
QLD, 44 posts
18 Sep 2020 12:33PM
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Great idea. Mitchell & I will be there

Moeses
QLD, 2 posts
18 Sep 2020 4:04PM
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Ava, Ash and I will be there also. Thanks for organising Cam.

Moeses
QLD, 2 posts
20 Sep 2020 6:38PM
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Great morning on the Water. It was so great for the kids to be out on the boards enjoying the water. Thanks so much Cam for organizing and providing such a fun and encouraging atmosphere.

cammd
QLD, 2881 posts
30 Sep 2020 9:10AM
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Another session planned for this Sunday, weather looks perfect, 9.00am to 11.30am

cammd
QLD, 2881 posts
4 Oct 2020 8:55PM
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Some pics from this morning's session.















cammd
QLD, 2881 posts
11 Oct 2020 9:01PM
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Another session planned for this coming Sunday 18th Oct, same time 9.00 am to 11.30 am.

Bit of a treat this Sunday, Shari O'Brien will be taking this weeks session. Shari is a Current and Qualified Windsurfing Instructor, she is also the Vice President of Windsurfing Qld and a Race Director for Bayside Sailboards, and she has stood on the podium in National RSX, Formula and Slalom events and in a Raceboard World Championship as well. A passionate windsurfer and really nice person so it should be a really good session. Here's a pic of her in action.




cammd
QLD, 2881 posts
27 Oct 2020 8:54AM
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Another session planned for this Sunday the 1st of November. Big thankyou to Shari for helping out last session, she said everyone handled the windy conditions really well and she was super impressed. I am sure we will see her again soon as she had a really good time.

Forecast is looking windy at the moment from the North so the plan will be to duck around the corner into Lota to get out of chop. There will be a learn to windsurf course happening at the same time so we will have a chance to showoff our skills. Look forward to seeing everyone Sunday Morning.

cammd
QLD, 2881 posts
2 Nov 2020 12:45PM
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We had a good session yesterday, 5 young sailors took to the water, it was really pleasing to see them get back to the beach in a gustly offshore breeze by themselves, its great watching their skills and confidence grow.

Big thanks to Scot and Ben (a couple of our youth sailors) for coming down and vounteering their time to help the next group of kids to windsurf. I know this group really looks up to you guys as role models.

Scooty2222
QLD, 7 posts
2 Nov 2020 6:10PM
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cammd said..
We had a good session yesterday, 5 young sailors took to the water, it was really pleasing to see them get back to the beach in a gustly offshore breeze by themselves, its great watching their skills and confidence grow.

Big thanks to Scot and Ben (a couple of our youth sailors) for coming down and vounteering their time to help the next group of kids to windsurf. I know this group really looks up to you guys as role models.


It was an fantastic day for all

cammd
QLD, 2881 posts
13 Nov 2020 1:56PM
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Next Session Sunday 15/11/20: 9.00 to 11.30am RQYS Windsurfing centre

looks like it will be great weather to get on the bay.

The Pom
QLD, 137 posts
14 Nov 2020 6:45PM
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Hi Cam, me and the kids will be there. Had the best time two weeks ago. Thanks for putting this on.

The Pom
QLD, 137 posts
14 Nov 2020 6:45PM
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Hi Cam, me and the kids will be there. Had the best time two weeks ago. Thanks for putting this on.

B rad
QLD, 44 posts
15 Nov 2020 7:43PM
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Another great day for the youth squad. Big thanks to Cam, Scotty & Ben.
I think that's the most fun Mitchell's had at a windsurf session.










Scooty2222
QLD, 7 posts
16 Nov 2020 9:08AM
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B rad said..
Another great day for the youth squad. Big thanks to Cam, Scotty & Ben.
I think that's the most fun Mitchell's had at a windsurf session.











Those hands will soon toughen, he'll be flying past all of us in no time!

cammd
QLD, 2881 posts
23 Nov 2020 9:42AM
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Next session planned is for this coming Sunday 29/11 9.00a.m.to 11.30 am.

Handing this session over to our youth sailors to run, Lauren and Scott will be taking this session, I will be racing in the Sail Brisbane Regatta that is taking place at the same time. Both Lauren and Scott are accomplished racers having stood on the Podium in Techno293 class at regional and National competitions. Lauren is a qualified AS Windsurfing Instructor and teaches Learn to Windsurf courses at RQ whilst Scott is our chief gear tester as he has a talent for finding any weaknesses in equipment .

P.S these guys are great muso's as well, they did a gig together at the Manly Deck for the Raceboard Nationals earlier this year that blew everyone away. Below is a link to Scotty's band.

www.claimingitanyway.com.au/

Scooty2222
QLD, 7 posts
29 Nov 2020 6:04PM
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It was a great day today, the crew did their first proper races! Very impressed with how well everyone handled a bit more breeze, some future stars among us for sure!

cammd
QLD, 2881 posts
9 Dec 2020 8:52AM
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Last session before Christmas this coming Sunday 13/12 9.00 a.m. to 11.30a.m.

Looks like it will be windy

cammd
QLD, 2881 posts
11 Dec 2020 1:11PM
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Looking a little bit sketchy for Sunday, if the forecast is anything close to correct we will cancel. I will put something up Saturday night to confirm plans.

cammd
QLD, 2881 posts
12 Dec 2020 5:34PM
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Windsurf squad is cancelled for tomorrow Sunday 13/12 due to the weather. This was going to be the last session for the year, we will have a break over Christmas and New period and come back early next year. Keep an eye out for the next session.

Merry Christmas to everyone, hopefully Santa brings windsurfing kit.

cammd
QLD, 2881 posts
11 Jan 2021 10:13PM
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First session for 2021 is this coming Sunday 17th Jan, usual time 9.00am to 11.30am at the RQ WIndsurfing Centre. Looking forward to seeing everyone back after the break.



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