RYA Intermediate Non-Planing

Windsurfing offers something for everyone, an addictive sport for all ages and abilities. The RYA Windsurfing Scheme is designed to help you to progress rapidly in the sport whether you are looking to blast on flat water or go hunt down some big waves.

The intermediate non planing course introduces you to our Fastfwd coaching technique, helping you fine tune basic skills and make your windsurfing faster and more fluid.

We’ll teach or consolidate techniques such as the beach start and harness work will get you ready for the excitement of blasting control. Beach starting and gybing are taught either as a separate clinic or within the course, tailored to an individual’s needs and the teaching environment. After the course you should be able to sail on all points of sailing in stronger winds, using beach starts and faster tacking and gybing.


We can provide wetsuits, buoyancy aids and splash tops, so you should be fully kitted out on the water. We ask that you bring some footwear that you don’t mind getting wet as well as some for wearing after you have changed. Also bring a towel, and some warm clothes for after we come off the water. Also a coat can be a good idea if it is cold and some suncrea  if the sun is out, as believe it or not it can get hot enough to burn here in Wales! We have excellent changing and shower facilities on site at Porth Eirias, there are also lockers that accept a £1 coin (and even give it back afterwards)

A packed lunch is a good idea, although it is a short walk/drive into town so it is possible to go to the shops.