This site is primarily intended as a resource for people looking for places to sail, particularly sailors not familiar to each area. It is also intended as a collection of useful links that I use regularly. I've added as many location photos as possible, but otherwise keep the download times fast for those with dial-up connections. At the moment the guides are limited to locations that I have personally visited and sailed, but links are included to sites that better describe other sailing venues.
Also included are links to other useful windsurfing resources, including forums, weather sites etc., so these should be useful even if the location guides are not. There is no sponsorship of this site, so all the guides are as far as possible completely un-biassed. I have deliberately avoided "rating" the locations, as the popularity of a venue often depends heavily on sailor preference and ability. Happy Sailing!
|Norfolk||Wells-Next-The-Sea , East Runton|
|Suffolk||Alton Water , Felixstowe [South; North] , Aldeburgh , Walberswick|
|Essex||Wrabness (Holbrook Bay) , West Mersea|
West Wittering ,
East Wittering ,
Hove , Seaford , Pevensey Bay , Camber Sands
|Hants||Hayling Island [ESSO beach; Seafront; Northney]|
|Dorset||Poole [Harbour; Sandbanks] Weymouth (Portland Harbour)|
|Devon||Bigbury-on-Sea, Exmouth [Seafront; Estuary]|
|All Regions||Justal's Forces-of-Nature Beach Guide||Student WS Association Beach Guide|
|Ocean Motion Windsurfing Club Venue Guide||BoardSeeker magazine's BeachSeeker Guide|
|East Coast||Squawk's Windsurfing Anglia Pages|
|South Coast||WeatherCam's South Coast Beach Guide||SecondWind Dorset Coast Guide|
|Scotland||Tiree Wave Classic Beach Guide||Scottish Inland Waters Guide|
24hr GFS Model,
|Live Sites (web-based, free)||Plymouth, Bigbury, Weymouth, Weymouth2, Newport (IOW), HillHead, Haying Island, Chichester, W.Wittering, Worthing, Shoreham Beach, Eastbourne, (nr)Pevensey, Bexhill(1), Bexhill(2), Hastings, Camber Sands, Whitstable, Minster (Isle Of Sheppey), Brightlingsea, Colchester, Alton Water, Felixstowe|
Minster (Isle Of Sheppey),
Looking Ahead forum (South-Coast biased)
Free tide prediction software.
|Don't know what to do with your ancient sails that you still have? Try these Sail Recyclers!|
|Want to attempt a DIY board repair? You could do worse than look at the Board Lady site.|
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