How to get started?

In order to access the Windsurf fleet you must:

  1. Be a Member of Club Locarno (more information found here),
  2. Subscribed to the Windsurf Fleet (or All Fleets) AND
  3. Either take Club Beginner Windsurfing Lessons or, if experienced, pass a 'Checkout'.

The fleet is divided into three levels: 1 - Beginner, 2 - Intermediate and 3 - Advanced. Members must complete a checkout for each corresponding level to be granted access that level.

After level 2, an additional checkout is required access the wind-foil equipment.

Windsurfing Skills Checkout - Levels 1, 2 and 3

Checkouts are for:

    • New Locarno members with some Windsurf experience and require a checkout of their skills in order to be granted access to the fleet,
    • Returning members who just want a refresher of basic windsurfing techniques and Locarno practices, and 
    • Existing members who are ready to move up to the next level of fleet access.

The session will be both on land and on water, and will cover:

  • Fleet overview and facilities
  • Using the craft signout system
  • Safely transporting gear to the beach and launching
  • Sailing out, performing a basic tack and returning safely to the beach
  • Self-rescue technique
  • Landing, washing and storing the equipment
  • Policies and practices for use of the fleet including how to report damage

Experienced windsurfers will be expected to demonstrate skills indicating that they have the competency to safely take out club equipment.

There are 3 different checklists that represent the skills we expect to see for the different levels of access to club equipment.

Attending Skills Checkout

Checkouts are regularly scheduled in the spring and summer. To attend a checkout, signup for one of the sessions listed below.

Alternatively, if no checkout is currently scheduled, contact the Windsurf Director via the Contact Us page.

Upcoming Checkouts

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