Queen Mary is the largest inland place to windsurf for Londoners and those in the Home Counties. Whatever the wind is doing in the area QM, situated high above the surrounding landscape, will deliver a wind strength 1-2 forces higher. On a windy day it is typical to see advanced windsurfers blasting, jumping, looping and going for big moves whilst beginners and intermediates are progressing on flatter parts of the water. With 700 acres or water and 1-mile reaches, its all are there for the taking.
With RYA recognition to the level of Advanced-plus, loads of scheduled courses are available and private lessons can be arranged. Young windsurfers are well catered-for with a range of weekend and holiday courses and an active Team 15 group meeting on Saturdays.
Smart changing and showering facilities, a recently refurbished clubhouse, free wi-fi and excellent catering keep the whole experience solid from start to finish. Windsurfers can either become full club members - to visit the club as many times as they like within the year - or, for those who move around, day-sailing is popular at £20 a day. QM Select, the complete membership package, includes all kit usage with options to also include all RYA Windsurfing Courses.
In the main season QM is always open late at weekends and on Wednesdays with late opening on any other day when the wind is up. Notifications are made on our website or on Twitter – follow us @QMWind. Day-sailing fees are just £6 after 5pm.
The speed challenge runs through the year, with over 34 Knots being the top speed recorded!
Windsurf Kit can be hired from a great range of beginner to advanced kit from Starboard, Tushingham, Severne & Hifly, with 50 boards and rigs including lots of the latest range.