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!


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.


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.

These On-Board sessions are for 3 different abilities:

Monday is the Advanced session

Saturday is the Intermediate session

Friday is the Beginners session

RYA OnBoard - Windsurfing/Team 15

Sat, Dec 4th (10:00 – 12:00)8 spaces left
Sat, Dec 11th (10:00 – 12:00)8 spaces left

Discover Windsurfing

Sat, Dec 4th (10:00 – 12:30)8 spaces left
Sun, Dec 5th (10:00 – 14:30)8 spaces left
Sat, Dec 11th (10:00 – 12:30)8 spaces left
Sun, Dec 12th (10:00 – 14:30)8 spaces left