WindSurfing in Wells Harbour
Although a Windsurfers club does not exist, there is close communication
with the beach manager and the ski club to ensure mutual and safe
Your Leisure Users representative is Mr Ray Page who can be contacted on
The Annual Windsurfers Demonstration Day is at Wells Beach on Sunday 22nd
June 2003 starting at 9.00am. The demonstration will be given by Dave White
4 times World Speed Champion. It is hoped that Karen Jaggi will also be attending
before she travels to Lake Garda to defend her 'Queen of the lakes' title.
Before launching individual sailors must be in possession of their personal
Wells Harbour Windsurfing Permit. Each must be insured for third party risks
for at least £500,000.
Whilst afloat the current Wells Windsurfer streamer must be flown conspicuously
from the rig.
Boards must be launched and landed only on the designated area of beach on
the S.E. side of the Lifeboat House between the two yellow posts.
The Windsurfing sailing area lies between the two yellow posts and yellow
marker buoys laid to the N.E. and S.E. Windsurfers wishing to use open
water to seaward must avoid the areas allocated for Water Skiing and for
Windsurfers must keep clear of, and give way to commercial vessels and deep
draught craft who are confined to the Channel. They must also show
proper consideration to other harbour users.
The Harbour Master or his Representative may require to see a Windsurfers
permit at any time. His instructions are to be complied with at all
times. Individuals offending will have their permit withdrawn.
A permit is valid until December 31st of the current year and may be purchased
from the Harbour Office on Wells Quay or at the Beach Shop/Cafe adjacent
to the Beach Car Park. Cost £10.00 including streamer.
You will also be provided with an orange winsurfing sticker. Please display
this in your car when windsurfing (please note a car park fee is still payable)