- 08 September 2011 | Windsurfing
The Royal Yachting Association has launched the Project Windsurf-UK, a website that aims to get groups and individuals to sign up, for individuals to then join a local windsurfing group, or start one if one doesn't exist.
The idea is to pump everyone's adrenaline from the internet chats to on-water windsurfing action. RYA wants more people going windsurfing more often and make their windsurfing experience more social by joining up with a local group.
Online tools include a to visit the virtual bar in the forum to introduce yourself and order your free drink. You can even share technical ideas, ask questions, upload windsurfing photos and videos.
Registered groups can further promote their activity through their own group’s pages, post events and link to their own website if they have one. With more people getting out on the water the more it will help raise the profile of windsurfing to the wider population.
"We are delighted to be able to introduce Project Windsurf-UK. We believe it is a fantastic way of promoting windsurfing and connecting with groups easily across the country. It will encourage people who haven’t sailed for a while, to find a group in their area and dust off their windsurfing kit", explained RYA Windsurfing Development Officer Gillian Wright.
"For existing windsurfers it will enable social connections to be made, where it doesn’t happen naturally". Gillian continues, "But first we need existing clubs and groups to register, so the connections can be made".
Project Windsurf-UK also provides new groups and clubs without a website, with a free template website tool enabling them to develop their own website within a website.