Windsurfing in the heart of the city

Windsurfing courses for all

Come and ride the wind and waves on your local spot

Windsurfing in the heart of the city

We’ll let you in on a little secret, there’s a beach in the middle of Birmingham and you can come and enjoy it too! Join us and experience the wind and waves in the heart of the city!

Are you looking for an excuse to get out of the house, clear your head, boost your confidence and fitness, while meeting a bunch of amazing people? Would you like to try a new sport, that’s naturally Covid-friendly and heavily focused on beginners?

Don’t hesitate and come down to take advantage of our wonderful selection of kit, experienced and highly enthusiastic instructors and try something Covid-safe, exciting and new!

If you love the feel of rays of sunshine on your face, the wind combing your hair and the waves underneath your feet, windsurfing is the right sport for you!

INCLUSIVITY:

Whether you seek the thrill of riding the elements or just want to try something new, relaxed and fun, come down and join the Birmingham windriders, everyone is welcome, no matter the amount of previous experience.

We make it our mission to make this wonderful sport accessible to everyone, no matter your level, size, gender or age, be assured, we have a selection of kit for everyone.

If you need a further stamp of approval, Edgbaston reservoir happens to be the home of the biggest student windsurf club in the UK (the Birmingham University Windsurf Club). Make no mistake, it’s no coincidence, its central location, lovely surroundings, accessibility and friendly atmosphere all make the Midlands Sailing Club a perfect hub for windsurfers who are seeking a local spot to perfect their skills or fit in a session into their busy schedule.

Windsurfing is the perfect sport to clear your head, forget about your work load and worries and find escape from reality with no training or competition pressure, it’s a chance to get out, have fun and socialize with some of the best people you could possibly meet.

SESSIONS:

We have an exciting season scheduled ahead of us, with plenty of adult and kids courses, taster sessions and women specific sessions planned.

We offer beginner and intermediate RYA courses on a regular basis. The start windsurf course is opened to complete beginners, takes 2 days and gives you the ability and confidence to sail by yourself safely and in a controlled manner. The intermediate courses are designed to help you advance further and introduce new exciting elements, such as sailing in higher winds, the thrill of planing, the use of harness and footstraps. We can offer beach starting and carve gybing clinics as well for the more advanced sailors looking to perfect their craft.

If you have achieved a Start windsurf level or above, you may take advantage of our rental scheme and go freesailing to perfect your skills at your own pace.

Recently, we’ve started to run female specific sessions (Women on the Water) on Tuesday nights (4-7pm), in order to encourage women in watersports, as we’d love to see as many women (and men) on the water as possible and we realize sport in general has still far to go on the gender equality front.

We are introducing windsurfing sessions for juniors alike, in the form of both a course (Stage 1,2,3,4) and OnBoard/Team 15 (regular training sessions on Saturday mornings 10-12am). Windsurfing will be also available as a holiday club activity and freesailing for more advanced windsurfers.

RYA Women on the Water - Windsurfing

Tue, Jun 29th (16:00 – 18:30)3 spaces left
Tue, Jul 6th (16:00 – 18:30)5 spaces left
Tue, Jul 13th (16:00 – 18:30)5 spaces left
Tue, Jul 20th (16:00 – 18:30)5 spaces left
Tue, Jul 27th (16:00 – 18:30)5 spaces left

RYA OnBoard - Windsurfing/Team 15

Sat, Jul 3rd (10:00 – 12:00)FULLY BOOKED
Fri, Jul 9th (16:00 – 18:00)6 spaces left
Sat, Jul 10th (10:00 – 12:00)1 spaces left
Fri, Jul 16th (10:00 – 12:00)6 spaces left
Sat, Jul 17th (10:00 – 12:00)FULLY BOOKED
Fri, Jul 23rd (10:00 – 12:00)6 spaces left
Sat, Jul 24th (10:00 – 12:00)FULLY BOOKED
Fri, Jul 30th (10:00 – 12:00)6 spaces left
Sat, Jul 31st (10:00 – 12:00)2 spaces left
Sat, Aug 7th (10:00 – 12:00)9 spaces left
Fri, Aug 13th (16:00 – 18:00)6 spaces left
Sat, Aug 14th (10:00 – 12:00)9 spaces left
Fri, Aug 20th (16:00 – 18:00)6 spaces left
Sat, Aug 21st (10:00 – 12:00)9 spaces left
Fri, Aug 27th (16:00 – 18:00)6 spaces left
Sat, Aug 28th (10:00 – 12:00)9 spaces left

Discover Windsurfing

Thu, Jun 24th (16:00 – 18:30)FULLY BOOKED
Thu, Jul 1st (16:00 – 18:30)2 spaces left
Thu, Jul 8th (16:00 – 18:30)5 spaces left
Thu, Jul 15th (16:00 – 18:30)5 spaces left
Thu, Jul 22nd (16:00 – 18:30)5 spaces left
Thu, Jul 29th (16:00 – 18:30)5 spaces left

RYA Start Windsurfing

  • Sat, Jul 3rd (09:30 – 17:30)
  • Sun, Jul 4th (09:30 – 17:30)

Spaces left: 1

RYA Youth Windsurfing Stage 1

  • Mon, Jul 26th (09:00 – 13:00)
  • Tue, Jul 27th (09:00 – 13:00)
  • Wed, Jul 28th (09:00 – 13:00)
  • Thu, Jul 29th (09:00 – 13:00)

Spaces left: 5

RYA Youth Windsurfing Stage 1

  • Mon, Aug 2nd (09:00 – 13:00)
  • Tue, Aug 3rd (09:00 – 13:00)
  • Wed, Aug 4th (09:00 – 13:00)
  • Thu, Aug 5th (09:00 – 13:00)

Spaces left: 5

RYA Youth Windsurfing Stage 3

  • Mon, Aug 2nd (09:00 – 13:00)
  • Tue, Aug 3rd (09:00 – 13:00)
  • Wed, Aug 4th (09:00 – 13:00)
  • Thu, Aug 5th (09:00 – 13:00)

Spaces left: 5

RYA Youth Windsurfing Stage 2+

  • Mon, Jul 26th (09:00 – 13:00)
  • Tue, Jul 27th (09:00 – 13:00)
  • Wed, Jul 28th (09:00 – 13:00)
  • Thu, Jul 29th (09:00 – 13:00)

Spaces left: 5

RYA Youth Windsurfing Stage 3+

  • Mon, Aug 9th (09:00 – 13:00)
  • Tue, Aug 10th (09:00 – 13:00)
  • Wed, Aug 11th (09:00 – 13:00)
  • Thu, Aug 12th (09:00 – 13:00)

Spaces left: 5

RYA Youth Windsurfing Stage 2

  • Mon, Aug 9th (09:00 – 13:00)
  • Tue, Aug 10th (09:00 – 13:00)
  • Wed, Aug 11th (09:00 – 13:00)
  • Thu, Aug 12th (09:00 – 13:00)

Spaces left: 5

RYA Youth Windsurfing Stage 3+

  • Mon, Aug 16th (09:00 – 13:00)
  • Tue, Aug 17th (09:00 – 13:00)
  • Wed, Aug 18th (09:00 – 13:00)
  • Thu, Aug 19th (09:00 – 13:00)

Spaces left: 5

RYA Youth Windsurfing Stage 1

  • Mon, Aug 16th (09:00 – 13:00)
  • Tue, Aug 17th (09:00 – 13:00)
  • Wed, Aug 18th (09:00 – 13:00)
  • Thu, Aug 19th (09:00 – 13:00)

Spaces left: 5

RYA Youth Windsurfing Stage 2+

  • Mon, Aug 23rd (09:00 – 13:00)
  • Tue, Aug 24th (09:00 – 13:00)
  • Wed, Aug 25th (09:00 – 13:00)
  • Thu, Aug 26th (09:00 – 13:00)

Spaces left: 5

RYA Youth Windsurfing Stage 4

  • Mon, Aug 23rd (09:00 – 13:00)
  • Tue, Aug 24th (09:00 – 13:00)
  • Wed, Aug 25th (09:00 – 13:00)
  • Thu, Aug 26th (09:00 – 13:00)

Spaces left: 5

RYA Intermediate Windsurfing

  • Sat, Jul 3rd (09:00 – 13:00)
  • Sun, Jul 4th (09:00 – 13:00)

Spaces left: 5