Bough Beech Reservoir is a great place to windsurf or stand-up paddle board (SUP). A prevailing South West wind direction is good for blasting off on a windsurf from the beach at the Club House; and it has an approximate sailing area of one mile by half a mile which is ideal for fast reaches. Light wind days are fine for beginners and those wanting to practice freestyle or SUP; and windier days offer the chance for some exhilarating sailing. Windsurfers have full use of all the Club House facilities and galley, as well as rescue boat cover at weekends and bank holidays. We share this beautiful lake with a nature reserve (white markers) and fishing enthusiasts (50m clearance keeps everyone happy).
We are a friendly supportive group and are always very pleased to be able to welcome new members and families.
We can normally be found at the Club most weekends and Bank Holidays from March through to the end of October; and if the wind proves irresistible, then the occasional hardy souls also venture out during the winter months. If the wind is good we can windsurf any day with permitted sailing and in accordance with the buddy sailing bylaw (see club opening times). Once a month or so we meet for an informal windsurf skills session.
Most of us have their own kit; however, the Club has six Starboard Rio’s which are great for beginners with both children and adults with 3.5m and 4.5m Tushingham sails with lightweight masts, also deal for beginners which can be hired for minimal cost, as a guide minimum age from a practical point of view is about 10 but it depends on motivation! As SUP was only introduced this year there are no club SUP boards yet but we are working on this!
If you are interested in Windsurfing or SUP at Bough Beech sailing club please contact our Windsurfing Captain or SUP representative or ask anyone you see with a board at the club.