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 Courses

Adult Windsurfing Courses

Have a go session – £60 11/2 hrs

Adult RYA Courses

  • Start Windsurfing – £2202 days
  • Intermediate Non-Planing – £220 2 days
  • Intermediate Planing – £220 2 days
  • Beach Start – £80 3 hours
  • Non-Planing Carve Gybe Clinic – £80 3 hours

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
  • Stage 4 – £190 2 days

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

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.

Windsurf Launch & Hire Fees

Customers wishing to launch their own craft will need insurance and purchase a Launch Permit from the Main Office.
From 01 April – 31 March

Annual Launch Fee

Windsurf Launch £120 (insurance is required)

Day Lauch Fee

Windsurf Launch £12 (insurance is required)

Recreational Hire

Beginner W/Surf Kit (1 Hour): £25

Intermediate W/Surf Kit (1 Hour): £25

The hire charges are as above, customers wishing to hire kit only, must hold the appropriate competency certificate: Windsurfing RYA Start Windsurfing or Intermediate Non-Planing.

Windsurf Launch & Hire 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).
  • 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.
  • All water users must wear a 50N (minimum) buoyancy aid at all times.

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