All About Cambridge Kitesurfing
COVID-19 restrictions mean that arrangements this Michaelmas Term will not follow the usual pattern. Make sure you are on our email list so that you receive the latest information. University dinghy team racing trials will take place across two weekends – 10/11 and 17/18 October. Taster and RYA Training sessions are still being planned.
Who We Are
Welcome to the home of Cambridge Kitesurfing. We are a nascent section of the CU Cruising Club with a passion for kitesurfing, but have yet to get established. Interested? See below for more information, including how to get involved. Got a car? Then we really need you to help with transport because kitesurfing cannot take place at our normal (Grafham Water) sailing and windsurfing venue. So we head for the coast at Hunstanton and other places to have our kitesurfing fun. What we need is a group of people – from fresher to fellow – to run the Club’s kitesurfing section. Let us know if you are prepared to help!
What is Kitesurfing?
A kitesurfer uses the power of the wind on a kite to propel themselves across the water on a small board. Once they have mastered the basics, kitesurfers progress onto jumping and other tricks in a wide variety of conditions. More details can be found at the British Kitesports website
What Cambridge Kitesurfing Does
When kitesurfers and transport are to hand Cambridge Kitesurfing organises trips to various points along the beautiful British coast. Grafham Water, where sailing and windsurfing take place, is not a suitable location for kitesurfing because of its shoreline. Beyond kitesurfing we aim to host regular socials and swaps alongside Windsurfing and the other sections of the CUCrC. These guys are fun – take a look at the Windsurfing page on this site.
In the Easter holidays Cambridge and Oxford Windsurfing lay down their differences and unite for trip abroad. Kitesurfers can get in on the action because the trip now accommodates kitesurfers as well. Further details will be sent to everyone who has registered an interest in kitesurfing on the Get in Touch page of this site.
What if I’m a Beginner?
Because we are a not-yet-established section of the CUCrC, we cannot yet offer training or equipment for beginners. However, if you cannot wait to get yourself on a board, feel free to contact our Captain. You will find his details on the Club Officers page of this site if we currently have a Captain, otherwise contact the Commodore
How Do I Get involved?
The best way to keep in touch with our activities is register your interest on the Get in Touch page of this site. Make sure to look out for us at the CUCrC stands at the Freshers’ Fair. Be sure to find out there where and when the Squash is!