Calshot Activities Centre


Beginners Learn to Windsurf options

We recognise that with today’s busy lifestyles it’s important to give a number of routes to help you achieve your goals. To help you we offer the following

Windsurfing Taster

A great session for those that just want to have a go or try before booking a full RYA course. After a short landbased briefing you will soon be afloat experiencing this energetic and dynamic sport. Your instructor will be on hand to provide instruction and support throughout.

Comparing prices? Remember our residential courses are fully inclusive offering excellent value for money.

RYA Start Windsurfing

A thorough introduction for the absolute novice or those with very limited experience. After a short landbased session on a simulator, we will give you plenty of practical time afloat with expert coaching. We use the latest wide-style beginner boards, which are very stable and manoeuvrable, allowing you to progress rapidly. Sessions on safety and equipment will ensure you get the most from your course.

£195 Non-residential includes lunches
£210 Residential includes lunches, one night B&B and evening meal on 1st day

Price includes free 'Club' session worth £26

Extra B&B £27 per night (subject to availability)

New dates to be published early 2015

9am-5.30pm Saturday, 9am-5pm Sunday  

RYA Intermediate Windsurfing

Once you have completed a Start Windsurfing course the next move is an Intermediate course. Using the FASTFWD coaching formula you will develop your skills and be able to use the this throughout your windsurfing, whatever your level, whatever the manoeuvre. The course will cover non-planing and planing techniques (conditions permitting). If you would like to acquire the tools to progress further in windsurfing then this is the course for you.

£195 Non-residential includes lunches
£210 Residential includes lunches, one night B&B and evening meal on 1st day

£27 per night (subject to availability)

9am-5.30pm Saturday, 9am-5pm Sunday    
New dates to be published early 2015    

Windsurfing 'Club' Sessions

For those who have already completed a Start Windsurfing course, we offer the opportunity to use our equipment to practise your newly learned skills under our safety umbrella. Windsurfing takes place when there is sheltered water available. Bookings should be made in advance.
Young people
14-16 year olds who meet the above criteria can attend with participating adult

Save up to 40% by block booking when block booked in one transaction
£26 per session or
£117 for five sessions
£229 for ten sessions or  
£250 for all sessions (all session option is for up to 17 sessions.)

Please note we will only cancel a session if the weather conditions make the risks unmanageable. e.g. Strong winds, fog etc.
If more than 5 sessions are cancelled we will refund £19 for each session subsequently cancelled

Weekday 6pm-8.30pm, Weekends 10am-12.30pm or 1.30pm-4pm
(please note these times are inclusive of rigging and changing)

Finished for 2014.

RYA Start Windsurfing Instructor

This course covers the skills needed to teach and assess the RYA Start Windsurfing course. Candidates should be at the sailing level defined by the RYA, possess a valid First Aid Certificate and hold a Level Two Powerboat Award.

£385 Non-residential includes lunches and evening meals
£425 Residential as non-residential plus 4 nights B&B

Extra B&B £27 per night (subject to availability)

Start 10am on 1st day, finish 5pm on last day.    
27 – 31 October WSI 3 SPACES AVAILABLE

*Also available residentially for 16/17 year olds

RYA Intermediate Windsurfing Instructor

This four day course incorporates the ‘non planing’ and ‘planing’ elements within the new Intermediate syllabus. Much of the focus will be on coaching skills and in particular the use of the FASTFWD coaching model. Candidates should hold a Start Windsurfing Instructors Award. Successful candidates will be awarded an Intermediate ‘non planing’ or Intermediate ‘planing’ Instructor certificate depending on personal sailing standard and performance on the course. A valid First Aid Certificate is also required.

£360 Non-residential includes lunches and evening meals
£395 Residential as non-residential plus 3 nights B&B

Extra B&B available at £27 per night (subject to availability)

Start 10am on 1st day. Finish 5pm on last day  


Private Tuition

Fast track your personal performance with private tuition

1 person

  • 1.5 hours £80
  • 3 hours £150
  • 6 hours £260 (includes lunch)

Second person 50% extra, for 3 or more enquire about our group rates.
See booking conditions for own boat/craft training