Sailing & Windsurfing

Sailing and windsurfing continues to thrive at Hampton.

Members comprise of 5th and 6th formers and every Wednesday afternoon we make our way to Queen Mary Reservoir in Staines, whose excellent facilities, equipment and staff have served us well for many seasons now.

The sailors sail a mixture of Picos, single- and double-handed Lasers, and remain under the instruction of Queen Mary Reservoir staff.  Within this group, some pupils are currently working towards their Associate Instructors’ qualification, and we hope to enter some SSSA regattas this year.

The windsurfers are instructed by a qualified RYA instructor. As relative newcomers to the sport, pupils start out on HiFly beginner boards, whilst working towards their Start Windsurfing qualification, before moving onto the less buoyant and more advanced Starboard Carves as they aim for their Intermediate Windsurfing qualification.