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Welcome to Cambridge University Windsurfing
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Who are we
Welcome! We're a group of people who love to windsurf, and try to do so at almost any opportunity, rain or shine, wintry mornings or sunny afternoons (we try to go for the second option but aren't unknown to go out in the first). We are a strong and active section of the Cambridge University Cruising Club (CUCrC) and have had Half Blue status since 1996.

If you missed us at the Oct 2016 Freshers Fair or are coming up in Oct 2017 use this online form (opens in a new window) to register your interest.
What we do
Well, windsurf mostly, especially in Michaelmas and Easter term (Lent is a bit cold even for us). We also meet up for a drink most weeks and love a good societies swap. In the Easter holiday we get together with the Oxford windsurfers and go off to somewhere sunny, windy and warm for a week of honing our skills and falling off in entertaining ways. For the last few years this has been in the Canaries - Fuerteventura to be precise - but we're quite happy to travel the globe to anywhere there's wind.

What if I'm a beginner?
We love to have beginners with us and lots of people in the club are very happy to teach others. Windsurfing's fantastic fun and we want to share it with anyone and everyone so we run special trips to Grafham for beginners, especially in October at the beginning of the Michaelmas Term and after exams in the Easter term, when we encourage everyone to come along for a try on a nice warm sunny day (we hope). As well as this, for our Easter trip abroad we get some great instruction from world class windsurfers and it's a great way for beginners to get started or to improve their skills.

Where we do it
If you're the observant type you may have noticed that Cambridge isn't a lake and tourists don't have to swim down King's Parade (more's the pity) so instead we windsurf in several places. About 35 minutes drive away is Grafham water, a great lake for learning and on a windy day you can really blast along. We also like to go out to the Norfolk coast, at Hunstanton and other beaches, for even more wind and a bit of wave sailing. We have a kit store, a veritable Aladdin's cave of eclectic windsurfing kit (including some great beginner gear) from which we grab a trailer full of kit for a day out. As you might have guessed from this, we do need as many car-owning members as we can get so if you do have one we're delighted to have you and we'll even give you a bit of a discount.

How you get involved
If this all sounds good to you, best way to get into contact with us is to use this online form (opens in a new window) to add yourself to our mailing list. Also look out for us at the CUCrC stands at the Freshers Fair, underneath the CUCrC burgee, or just say hi when you see us in the pub (which is to some of us what a library is to most students). To join the Club is £50 for the whole year, allowing you to come on any trip with us (although we do ask you chip in for fuel), and take part in CUCrC dinghy sailing and team racing should you wish to. Alternatively, if you just fancy a 'taster' session we run these the first Saturday and Sunday of the Michaelmas Term for just £15, which includes full use of all our lovely kit and of course our advice and tuition, which is, some say, worth more than gold (these people generally are not know for making sound business investments). In addition, £10 is knocked off your membership fee if you join the Club before the end of October. If you want to book a Taster Session or join the Club, just sign up on the Club's membership management website (opens in a new window).

Hope to see you all on the water soon!

For reports and photographs of social and surfing events, visit the Alumni & News website (opens in a new window). The site also sets out the programme of major events that the Club participates in.