Beginning Windsurfing Lessons are given on Saturday mornings and Sunday mornings during the season (Apr-Oct) except when tides are too low to open the club. Our beginner windsurfing series includes:
- Novice I: Introduction to Windsurfing
First-time windsurfers and windsurfers without a CSC windsurfing rating (students will typically earn your Novice rating as part of this class)
- Novice II: Beginner Windsufing
After practicing 2-4 times after the Novice I class, members should take the Novice II class to fine-tune their fundamental sailing technique and learn additional foundational skills.
- Novice III: Advanced Beginner Windsurfing
After taking Novice I & II and practicing 2-4 times afterward, members are invited to join the Novice III class to prepare for the Junior Rating and the use of a wider variety of equipment.
- Clinic: Windsurfing Equipment Inspection
Anytime after receiving the Novice rating, an introduction to key aspects of windsurfing equipment, how they work, and how to inspect for damage, and what to do if you encounter a problem
Register for the appropriate class here to get started. Since these are popular classes and often have a waitlist, please remember to cancel your registration if your plans change.
Wetsuits are available to borrow at the club, or you can bring your own.
Intermediate and Advanced Lessons
More advanced windsurfing classes are given periodically and cover such topics as sail rigging, board repair, high wind sailing stance, waterstarts, fast tacks, planing jibe, foiling, light wind freestyle, among others. These are listed when advanced members volunteer to give lessons and are often scheduled a week in advance. Please join the windsurfing email list to be notified about these clinics as they are scheduled.
CSC is a wonderful and safe place to learn sailing and windsurfing. All instruction includes training on key safety equipment and practices before getting on the water.
You don't need to be a strong swimmer, as you will be wearing a life vest (PFD) any time you are near the water, including walking on the dock. The self-rescue test requires paddling while laying on your board. You should be comfortable in the water with a PFD, since you will fall in a lot.