Simon is a freelance advanced windsurfing, windfoiling and dinghy sailing coach and a Team Rider for Starboard Windsurfing and Severne Sails. He specialises in the delivery of RYA Windsurf and Dinghy Instructor courses and in the coaching of intermediate-to-early-advanced windsurfing. He runs windsurfing clinics in Langebaan (South Africa), Costa Teguise (Lanzarote), Alacati (Turkey), Greece (Vassiliki), Weymouth and London and writes coaching articles. He also delivers marine first aid training and offers consultancy services for the setting up of watersports training programmes in clubs and centres. Simon has a passion for being out on the water and for helping others to make the most of their time afloat.


Simon is a regular technique writer for Windsurfing UK magazine and his FUNDAMENTALS articles are designed to help windsurfers and windsurfing instructors to reach new levels of understanding with subjects such as:

  • How a windsurfer works
  • Planing and apparent wind explained
  • How non-planing steering works
  • How planing steering works
  • Choosing a safe and suitable coastal location
  • What equipment to take windsurfing
  • Rigging and tuning
  • Footstraps
  • Fins

Click below to access the first four of these free resources (starting on page 50).