Learn to Windsurf
The CYA Learn to Windsurf standards consist of three levels designed to teach safe windsurfing in a consistent progression.
Novice Level "Rental Safe" covers sailing techniques in up to six knots, rescue techniques and safety as well as the basics of sailing theory.
Intermediate Level windsurfing covers sailing in up to 12 knots of wind on a long board. Subject matter mastered includes local hazards and the safety list. Students are able to sail a windsurfer on all points of sail at this stage.
Advanced Level windsurfing covers high wind windsurfing techniques including water starts, use of the harness and footstraps and carved gybes.
Instructional courses meeting the Learn to Windsurf standards are available through windsurfing schools.