Windsurfing News Category
Sailing Club member Jonny Gambell is windsurfing the Wash in aid of the RNLI
“As part of my Extended Project at College I am organising and planning a windsurf crossing from Hunstanton to Skegness and potentially back again, depending on weather conditions. My aim is to raise money for the RNLI charity which SAVES LIVES AT SEA and only exists thanks to generous donations.
We will be checking forecasts regularly in search for a perfect forecast to make the crossing and will set out from Hunstanton beach”
Fellow windsurfers Neil Greentree, Steve Chatten, Andy Holland will be escorting Jonny with John Fox and Penny Wiles coming along for the ride. Its date is fluid to get the right wind in the right direction but will be completed within the first 6 months of 2018. Sadly this event is not open to all for safety reasons but it will for sure test the nerve of the riders both physically and mentally.
Jonny has set up a Just Giving webpage to allow people to donate to this great cause – you can find it here
This coming weekend – 27th and 28th June – Hunstanton Sailing Club will be hosting Round 5 of the British Slalom Association (windsurf racing).
The event is in conjunction with Quayside Windsurfers annual demo with demo kit from Severne, Fanatic, RRD, North Sails and appearances from Dave White and Nik Baker who can answer all your questions regarding your kit and what to buy. There will also be paddleboards there for anyone to try and possibly some relaxed paddleboard races or a coast paddle if the wind doesn’t oblige.
The BSA Slalom guys will be there to entertain us each day with stars such as Kevin Greenslade, Sam Latham as well as our own Richard Hobson making appearances to race.
The Saturday evening we will be hosting a party for all to attend. There will be live music as well as an open mike for you to get on stage and entertain us!
For more information on the slalom racing click here
If you want to try a specific board or sail contact Nikki Ford on 01362 851590
SIMON RICHES is taking part in the Norfolk Superhero Challenge on the 29th June 2013 to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK.
Find out more, dig deep and donate for this worthy cause at