Windsurfing - Apr to Sep

The Sailing Lake at Tallington provides an ideal venue for Windsurfers. A separate lake with clear, good quality water (from underground springs). Tallington offers changing and shower facilities, and a warm welcome for all members.

The lakes are open all year depending on the weather and the Sailing Centre facilities are open daily from April 1 to September 30:
peak (summer holidays and weekends) from 9.30am to 6.30pm

All windsurfing courses are run by fully qualified RYA instructors on our dedicated sailing lake.

Our fleet currently boasts a wide range of Starboard and Tushingham boards and rigs for the beginner to advanced sailor.

Call 01778 34 7000 for more information

All participants must complete a disclaimer before entering the water for the first time. Activity Disclaimer please click here.

Please note: cancellation or alteration of bookings must be provided with a minimum of 48 hours notice to allow transfer, or credit note. No refunds given.

Windsurfing Launch Rules

  • All owners must register and obtain an annual  Launch Permit.
  • Temporary registration and  launch permits are available.
  • In order to register, all owners must provide an original and valid certificate of insurance detailing levels of cover (usually a minimum of £500,000 of third party cover).
  • Registered owners will receive an electronic barrier card to gain automatic entry and exit to Tallington, there is a refundable deposit of £15 per card. All guests must pay £5 per vehicle (plus any relevant launch fees) at reception.
  • Windsurfers may only be launched in their designated area on lake 3.
  • No craft is permitted on the lake between the hours of 10pm (or dusk, whichever is sooner) and 8.00 am.
  • Tallington Lakes reserves the right to revoke launch rights at any time without warning, reason or reimbursement.
  • Never operate a windsurfer after consuming alcohol, using drugs or, when intoxicated.
  • Please note that there is an element of danger when participating in watersports or when in the vicinity of water.
  • All Participants must complete a disclaimer before entering the water for the first time.

Access to Tallington Lakes and use of all facilities is strictly at the individuals risk. Tallington Lakes will not accept liablilty for any accident or injury however caused.
Please note: The lakes are not supervised.

Windsurf Launch Fees

Customers wishing to launch their own craft will need insurance and purchase a Launch Permit from the Main Office.

Annual Launch Fee

From 01 April – 31 March

Windsurf Launch £110 (please note insurance is required)

Day Launch Fee

Windsurf Launch £12 (please note insurance is required)

Recreational Hire

Beginner W/Surf Kit (1 Hour): £20

Intermediate W/Surf Kit (1 Hour): £20

The hire charges are as above, customers wishing to hire kit only, must hold the appropriate competency certificate, Windsurfing RYA Level 1(start windsurfing) or Intermediate non planing.

Windsurf Courses

Personal Tuition

Hire an instructor for £30 per hour. You tell us when you want to come and what you want to learn and we’ll tailor the session to suit your needs.

Adult Windsurf Courses

Have a go session  £60    1 1/2hrs

Junior Windsurfing Courses (U16)

Have a go session – £50 11/2 hrs

Junior RYA Courses

  • Stage 1 – £190 2 days
  • Stage 2 – £190 2 days
  • Stage 3 – £190 2 days

Please note attendance on a course does not guarantee an RYA endorsed certificate.

Start Windsurfing

£220 2 days

Intermediate Non-Planing

£220 2 days

Intermediate Planing

£220 2 days

Beach Starting Clinic

£80 3 hrs

Non-Planing Carve Gybe Clinic

£80 3 hrs

Junior Windsurf Club

Team 15 is the ideal way to participate in this exciting sport on a regualr basis as part of the Tallington Tornados. We provide all the kit and RYA qualified instuctors. Regional and national events available to team members.

Sunday: 9.30am – 11am April – September

Price £35 (sessions must be booked at least one week in advance)

Pre requirements for the club are RYA Stage 1 or equivalence windsurfing experience. If you don’t wish to race you can still come along and practice and improve your skills.

Please book now by telephone or emailing us.

To follow the Tallington Tornados progress this season view the Midlands Zone race results.