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Social Weekend 26 - 28th July - camping at the club Fri/Sat nights for any members who wish. Invite some family or friends who'd like to get on the water. You look after your guests and we'll help with their safety too.  Our gas barbecue will be available throughout. We can get the windsurf tandem out, the wind-SUPs and whatever else. Someone organise the weather please!

Olympics - iQ Foil races from Marseille are scheduled from 28th July to 1st August, with medal races 2nd August. There will be 24 men and 24 women competing. Read more.

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Wingfoil Coaching - see details here for coaching for members in August. Alternatively, if you can't make this or prefer private tuition, this is also available to members and non-members - click here for details. After you've had a lesson you can hire a wing from Robin Hood Watersports.

Rules of the Road - ever been unsure who should give way on the water?

Is it safe to go in the sea? After heavy rain sewers may spill into rivers, which then discharge into the sea. You can get live updates to see if this may impact on your coastal sailing - check here.

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YouTube Channel - the Club now has its very own YouTube Channel, all thanks to Graham Snowdon. The channel can be found here. Don't be shy, upload videos to Google Drive here or to iCloud from apple devices here and send Graham an This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to let him know. Please keep it to videos relating to activities at the Club (or on your travels if relevant to others) and Graham will then do any necessary editing before uploading them for you.

Wing & Wind Foiling insurance - RYA now offers members free 3rd party insurance for both of these sports, as well as windsurfing. Please make sure you contact the RYA to activate cover if you intend to wing and / or foil, or you won’t be covered. See more

Shoutbox - To register for the shoutbox, if you're new to the club, or a prospective new member, or maybe you've just forgotten your password, then please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so you can get in touch with other members or plan your visit. Scammers need not apply!

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Saturday mornings - please try to avoid arriving 8.45 to 9.10, or you may have to wait a few minutes while the parkrun gets started.

Video - Check out this short video from United Utilities, made in 2019 or 2020, which promotes recreational activities around Watergrove reservoir. The windsurfer is Jennie Roberts, who is now competing in IQ Foil at World Championship level!

And another - watch this short video of the club made by talented media student, and new member, Zac Harbour!

Bathing Water results - see here if you want to know whether the water at the coastal location you plan to visit is clean or not. Bear in mind though that testing for bathing waters is only carried out during the Summer months, so the water may be a little worse when we visit these places. Risk of pollution is highest after heavy rain. That's due to sewer overflows - you've been informed!

First Aid made easy - why not load the British Red Cross's First Aid app on your mobile phone? It gives simple step by step instructions for different injuries and symptoms. You can use it to learn in advance of an incident and/or guide you if you have to deal with one. Be prepared - get the app .

Foiling - Composite aluminium/carbon-fibre composite foils start at £800 and can be used with any deep-tuttle board. This video of the latest foils from Neil Pryde (sold by Robin Hood) may just whet your appetite! Or try this one for a few tips to see what's involved in getting started.

Planning a visit to somewhere on the coast you've not been to before? Have a look at this guide which gives tips on the best wind directions and states of tide to sail at each place, along with any hazards and suitability for beginners, intermediates and advanced sailors. It's been around for many years and is also available from our Useful Links page.

Technique - click here for some tips, especially if you're looking for a new challenge in perfecting some manoeuvres.

Speed - Entries on the ladder now range from 24.5 to 33.5mph. What can you manage? Get that GPS out and tell us how fast you've gone at Watergrove or elsewhere and we'll add it to the Speed Ladder We'll wipe older speeds if/when members get interested in the ladder again.



West Pennine Windsurfing Club
Watergrove Reservoir
OL12 9NT

WPSC is a not-for-profit Community Amateur Sports Club trading as WPWC