Youth Development Opportunities
Beyond our summer Camp program, TWC offers other opportunities for keen kids to further develop their skills and passion for windsurfing. Feel free to contact us about any of these options. Note: Some of these activities have been restricted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Spring and Fall Training at TWC
TWC’s Head Youth Coach runs weekend training sessions for advanced level kids at the club in the spring and fall. Often, the season extends from April to November.
Travel in Ontario
When the conditions line up, TWC’s coach often gets a team together and organizes a run to a different location within a few hours drive, such as Lake Simcoe, Lake Erie, Georgian Bay or Prince Edward County. The change of venue is a great way to introduce kids to a wide range of conditions, improve their skills and stoke their passion for the sport.
In normal years, TWC organizes a spring trip to Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. It's a perfect location with consistent wind and a chance to participate in OBX Wind week. Keen kids are invited to join the crew in Hatteras and really invest in their windsurfing while having a great time! Read more about Cape Hatteras and OBX Wind week.
Travel to Race
TWC also organizes trips to major competitions which can bring 100+ board sailors together to battle it out in wind and waves. Read more about a youth team trip to the 2018 Kona Worlds in Clearwater, Florida.
Cross Training for All High Performance Sailing
Many top sailing coaches believe that windsurfing is excellent cross training for other types of sailing, especially high performance trapeze classes and kites. TWC’s Head Youth Coach often works with young racers from other sailing classes to fast track their transition to windsurfing.
"If we want to have winning skiff, multihull, kite and windsurfing sailors in the future, and develop top crews in every trapeze class, I encourage kids to learn windsurfing today. I find kids have more fun training, spend more time on the water, and it's a fraction of the cost. The windsurfing kids quickly master excellent weight positioning, footwork, and harness technique. They are also comfortable at high speeds and in rough conditions, and are able to make quick decisions." - Leandro Spina, Olympic Youth Development Director, U.S. Sailing Team.
TWC continues to invest in its equipment every year so that kids have some great options for racing, freestyle and foiling. Foiling is taking the windsurfing world by storm, allowing the sailor to ride above the water on a small wing. It's amazing!
Freestyle at Prince Edward County
The Crew at Cape Hatteras 2019
Instruction by the Head Coach at Cape Hatteras, NC
Youth Racing at the Club
Freestyle at Cape Hatteras