Brandon Bay offers some of the best Windsurfing in Ireland and in fact Europe. It is the ideal place to get your wavesailing up to scratch. PRE-BOOK NOW!!
Here's the lowdown
Ultimate WAVE SAILING Boost
In 2017 I am running a one-week 'winner to wavesailor' waterperson coaching clinic in Brandon Bay, Ireland. If you wish to enhance your wave-riding, jumping and all-round windsurfing skills at this legendary venue then please book early as there are only up to a maximum of 10 - 11 places and a HUGE return rate, alongside a high amout of pre bookings thus far. PRE-BOOK NOW!
Wales to Ireland and then onwards
We will be staying in very comfortable houses in the Maharees in Kilshanig. The Jamie Knox lodge will NOT be available during the clinic so this is a self catering week to give us maximum flexibility to enjoy all the fab conditions on offer.
Accom price £tba for the week in a shared twin room in shared houses. £200 for a single room
During the week I will be assisting you in developing all aspects of wavesailing. For the more experienced I will get you more airtime, maybe some rotating if you are that way inclined. Your riding will be improved with better wave selection and improved riding positions. Should we have some flatter days then we will concentrate on the fundamental transitions, and some work on your freestyle moves. If you are new to waves then I will demonstrate efficient and safe ways of launching and landing. I will get you sailing back and forth on the rolly stuff with more confidence and speed, working towards airtime and catching your first waves. This place goes off and we will be sailing at some awesome beaches with ripping conditions. The beach for the day will be chosen according to the group's standard and the most suitable conditions on offer. I will be coaching through use of simulators, on-water coaching and video coaching. Please feel free to give me feedback on how it is going for YOU at any time so I can give you the best opportunity to develop.
Your windsurfing ability
You should be able to sail a short board competently, and have done plenty of coastal sailing. Your gybes will be fairly consistent and you will have sailed in strong winds with total waterstart confidence, tacking is very much a bonus and will see you enjoy the clinic more. We will also be SUPing and surfing and be on the move alot so please come to the clinic fit and ready : )
Bring everything and any spares that you have. I suggest getting all your kit sorted before you come and making sure all fins fit, sails have the right head and all the other fun things that your kit may surprise you with. If it's light we go out, if it's windy the same. You will need a summer and winter steamer wetsuits and boots/shoes, unless you are hardcore. Please bring at least a 95 litre board for the floating out and riding in days - and of course some small kit. Sails from 5.8 to your smallest, it can really blow here. I will have plenty of RRD 'pure joy' boards and 'everything is easy with' Ezzy sails for you to check out and try : )
The social here is brill with friendly warm bars, Irish music and the odd Guinness slipping down. There are quite a few bars we will be visiting with the world famous Spillanes being top of the list. We will eat out most nights and arrange to meet after the day's action where we can exchange stories and generally have a good laugh at all of our daily stunts.
It's a ferry service from Wales to Ireland, with a traveling time of up to 4 - 5 hours from Rosslare to Brandon Bay. Other options are the ferry from Holyhead, or for the Irish just cruise up from your home. International clients can use the fly drive option from Southern Ireland airports.
Jeremy @ JamieKnox's will advise on the best ferry route. When in Ireland its a beautiful drive across to Brandon Bay.
Once the clinic posse is known it is possible to put people together for sharing a ride and therefore save on ferry and petrol. You will need a vehicle and ALL YOUR TOYS for the clinic.
There is some beautiful walking to be had here, with breathtaking views. Bring some boots and quality waterproofs, which can get put to very good use. The scenic drives are fantastic with Ireland’s legendary Connor Pass in easy reach. Surfing and stand up paddle boarding can be world class here. So you can grab a board here or bring your own and I can offer some top tips. It can be a beautiful start or end to a day and teaches you a great deal about waves. If you have a mountain bike bring it with you. Golf, horse riding and fishing are also available.