Prasonisi Clinic September 2022 - Amazing photos coming soon!

Watch the edit below to see some clinic action and to see how great this location is!

2023 Overseas Clinics [PRE-BOOKING NOW WITH SPORTIF: 01273 844919]

  • 21-28 March 2023: Costa Teguise, Lanzarote, Canaries
  • 10-17 June 2023: Sotavento, Fuerteventura, Canaries
  • 17-24 September 2023: Prasonisi, Rhodes, Greece


Simon is a windsurf, WINDfoil, WINGfoil coach and a Team Rider for Starboard Windsurfing and Severne. As a RYA Windsurf and Dinghy Trainer he is one of only a handful of people in the world qualified to deliver every (non-foiling) RYA Windsurfing and Dinghy instructor course - including Advanced Windsurf Instructor. He specialises in the coaching of intermediate and advanced windsurfing, runs windsurfing clinics in Costa Teguise (Lanzarote), Sotavento (Fuerteventura), Prasonisi (Rhodes, Greece) and Portland Harbour (Weymouth, UK) and has written many coaching articles for Windsurfing UK magazine. 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.


2022/2023 future courses - subject to regular updates - are listed below. 1:1 and 1:2 windsurf, windfoil and WINGfoil lessons can be booked at QMSC all year on demand.

Windsurf Coaching: UK

  • 26/27 November 2022: Windsurf clinic (Saturday/Sunday) - OTC [1 PLACE LEFT DUE TO CANCELLATION]
  • 28/29 November 2022: Windsurf clinic (Monday/Tuesday) - OTC [FULLY BOOKED]
  • 20/21 April 2023: Windsurf clinic (Thursday/Friday) - OTC
  • 22/23 April 2023: Windsurf clinic (Saturday/Sunday) - OTC
  • 24/25 June 2023: Windsurf clinic (Saturday/Sunday) - OTC
  • 26/27 June 2023: Windsurf clinic (Monday/Tuesday) - OTC
  • 2/3 September 2023: Windsurf clinic (Saturday/Sunday) - OTC
  • 4/5 September 2023: Windsurf clinic (Monday/Tuesday) - OTC
  • 14/15 October 2023: Windsurf clinic (Saturday/Sunday) - OTC
  • 16/17 October 2023: Windsurf clinic (Monday/Tuesday) - OTC
  • 25/26 November 2023: Windsurf clinic (Saturday/Sunday) - OTC
  • 27/28 November 2023: Windsurf clinic (Monday/Tuesday) - OTC

Windsurfing Coaching: 2023 Overseas

  • 21-28 March 2023: Costa Teguise, Lanzarote, Canaries [PRE-BOOKING NOW WITH SPORTIF: 01273 844919]
  • 10-17 June 2023: Sotavento, Fuerteventura, Canaries [PRE-BOOKING NOW WITH SPORTIF: 01273 844919]
  • 17-24 September 2023: Prasonisi, Rhodes, Greece [PRE-BOOKING NOW WITH SPORTIF: 01273 844919]

RYA Windsurfing Instructor Courses

  • 5-9 December 2022: RYA Advanced Windsurfing Instructor - The OTC [CONTACT THE OTC FOR AVAILABILITY - (01305) 230296]
  • 24-28 April 2023: RYA Advanced Windsurfing Instructor - The OTC [CONTACT THE OTC FOR AVAILABILITY - (01305) 230296]
  • 24-28 July 2023: RYA Start Windsurfing Instructor - Queen Mary Sailing Club

RYA Dinghy Instructor Courses

  • 10/11 December 2022: RYA Keelboat Instructor Endorsement - Queen Mary Sailing Club

RYA First Aid 1-day Courses

  • Monday 12 December 2022: French Brothers (Windsor)*
  • Saturday 21 January 2023: Queen Mary Sailing Club
  • Saturday 18 Feb 2023: Reading Sailing Club*
  • Thursday 23 February 2023: Queen Mary Sailing Club (Sailability)*
  • Saturday 4 March 2023: Bury Lake Young Mariners
  • Saturday 8 April 2023: Queen Mary Sailing Club
  • Sunday 30 April 2023: Bury Lake Young Mariners
  • Saturday 8 July 2023: Bury Lake Young Mariners
  • Saturday 15 July 2023: Queen Mary Sailing Club
  • Saturday 7 October 2023: Queen Mary Sailing Club

Booking for Queen Mary Sailing Club

Booking for Bury Lake Young Mariners

Booking for Sportif

*to enquire about spaces on these courses please send a message

 


 


Simon has published 18 articles for Windsurfing UK magazine. The articles are aimed to provide specific guidance on the fundamentals of windsurfing and and written in a varied and entertaining way featuring great photography from the likes of Alex Irwin (Sportography), Andy Stallman, Protography, Mikael Linder (Into Fire and Water), Two Goat Media and Simon himself. A number of articles feature original artwork from Pete Galvin.

Click here to see the articles as FREE PDFs. The subjects covered are:

  1. A Basic Look at How Windsurfing Works
  2. Planing Made Simple
  3. Non-planing Steering
  4. Planing Steering
  5. These Girls Can! Emerging Female Role Models in Windsurfing
  6. The Basics of Coastal Windsurfing Part 1
  7. The Basics of Coastal Windsurfing Part 2
  8. Windsurfing Equipment & Essentials: Taking the Right Stuff
  9. Kit Setup and Tuning Fundamentals Part 1: Rigging, Downhaul, Outhaul, Boom Height, Mastfoot Position
  10. Kit Setup and Tuning Fundamentals Part 2: Footstraps
  11. Mixing It Up: The Cookie Interview
  12. Kit Setup and Tuning Fundamentals Part 3: Fins
  13. Kit Setup and Tuning Fundamentals Part 4: Harnesses and Harness Lines
  14. Windsurfing Photography Part 1: The Selfie
  15. Costa Teguise Lanzarote: The Perfect Playground
  16. Windsurfing Photography Part 2: DSLR Basics
  17. Windsurfing Photography Part 3: Editing
  18. Masts - Everything You Need to Know