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Hello from Simon

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Simon Winkley is a local windsurfer and wind/wing foiler and a friend of QM who served as our Sailing Manager for 10 years before pursuing a freelance career in 2011. He has been teaching windsurfing all over the world for 25 years and, as an appointed RYA Advanced Windsurf and Sailing Trainer, runs RYA instructor courses of al levels. As well as delivering WINDsurf/foil and WINGsurf/foil lessons at QM, he runs overseas clinics with Sportif, UK clinics in Weymouth and has published over 30 travel and technique articles in several magazines.

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Simon loves to get out on the water in any conditions. The core of his windsurfing is freeride/freewave and this keeps him closely connected to the people he coaches. He is a very down-to-earth and patient person and makes sure that all of his sessions are fun and engaging whilst helping people to move their skills forward within a social windsurfing group. 

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Simon will be running two on-water windsurfing coaching days and presenting an evening talk at QM.



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Simon Winkley Presents - Evening Talks 2024

Evening Talks are free to all - booking is required. 
  • Wednesday 17 January: WINDsurf - Freeride rigging and tuning with interactive activities and top tips
  • Wednesday 21 February: WINGfoil - A complete guide to equipment and technique for freeride wingfoiling
  • Wednesday 20 March: WINDsurf - Skills progression for the season ahead: goal-setting and technique

Claire Cooks Surrey will be open with evening food service from 1800-1930hrs.