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Get on the right course with The Official Test Centre!

There are so many opportunites for you to grow, learn and improve your skills at The Official Test Centre (OTC). We have the best instructors, the best location and the best facilities! What's not to like! Step on board with us, you will not look back!

In this weeks blog I take a look at what RYA courses are on offer in the summer months and what clubs you can get involved with at The OTC.

The RYA's training courses and qualifications are recognised and respected all over the world. Here at The OTC we are one of the 2,400 recognised training centres. Whilst meeting the high standards set by the Royal Yachting Association, our courses are safe, fun, exciting and the ideal way to learn and progress in your watersports instructor journey.

We also run a number of organised OTC club nights if you are looking for a great way to meet like minded watersports enthusiasts and improve your technique come and take the plunge with us! Become part of our community! Get on the right course with The Official Test Centre!

By Emma Nicholson.

The OTC a mecca for watersports instructors of the future to get qualified!

I asked two of our best RYA instructors; Maurin Rottenwalter, Operations Manger at The OTC, and OTC Team Rider James Hardy why should you come and take the plunge and do your RYA qualifications with us at The OTC, he said: "The one thing that is pretty amazing here is the facilities, number 1 as a centre we have all the boards, from absolute beginner upto advanced plus level. we have got all the options, we have flat water all the time, even in really strong winds, it is not only the equipment is good, we have the facilities of the academy, shoers, classrooms and it is all a five minute walking distance of our centre. There are also a lot of really good quality instructors, while we are running the course itself they see other sessions happening and they see how everyone conducts themselves, we have flat water we can stand in shallow water so the teaching areas are really safe so they can experience different ways to teach in a small area and we can give them a wide variety of different scenarios teaching from shallow to deep so just starts giving them a view of what real life will look like."

James Hardy, said: "“The combination of a fantastic location, great range of top tier kit and experienced Instructor Trainers at the OTC will always make for a fun and enjoyable Instructor course to start or progress your career.”

Maurin pictured above instructing on a RYA course!

Are you a Royal Yachting Association (RYA) Start Windsurf or RYA Wing Instructor? How do you fancy spreading your Instructor Wings on the 21st of May 2024 at The Official Test Centre (OTC) and find your next steps? The RYA Wing & Windsurf Senior Instructor Course. £375.00 for the four days, where you will develop some key skills and attributes to compliment your current instructor skills to take that next step in your watersports career! To book onto this course, click here; and use our new easy to use online booking system.

RYA Wing courses available at The OTC!

Have you ever thought I would like to become a windsurfing instructor? We have the perfect opportunity for you to pass on your passion for being on the water with The Official Test Centre (OTC) Royal Yachting Association(RYA) Start Windsurfing Instructor Course, taking place from 24th June and the 29th July 2024. This is the right course of action for you, if you are looking to start your career within the industry. If you are interested you must already be an intermediate windsurfer. The RYA prerequisites can be found here.. If you would like to find out more or put your name down, please call the centre 07817 717904 or use our online booking system,

Start your windsurfing career with us at The OTC!

Launch your Royal Yachting Association (RYA) instructor career with us at The Official Test Centre (OTC)! Would you like to spread your wings? Why not become an instructor? We are running a RYA Wing Surf and Wing Foil instructor course from the 5th of August 2024. To find out more about the prerequisites for the course, click on the link.. Get ready to fly! use our handy online booking system to secure your place! #theofficialtestcentre #royalyachtingassociation

RYA Course
Take a stance and take on a new challenge!

Did you know there are A FEAST OF OPPORTUNITIES TO GET ON THE WATER with us The Official Test Centre (OTC)! Our club nights are all reawakening after the hibernation of winter! GET BACK TO WHAT YOU LOVE! Get on the water with us, meet new friends and join one of our clubs! Monday’s is all about the youngsters…

Team15 at The OTC

Monday is our Team 15 evenings. 17:00-19:00. £10.00 per session. Team 15 is a nationwide network of windsurfing clubs where young people aged 16 and under can get together to learn new windsurfing skills and have a laugh with their mates on the water. Whatever your skill level, regular windsurfing sessions will improve your windsurfing ability very quickly. To find out more, call the centre 07817 717904.

Wing Club at The OTC

Friday is a double delight with our Adult Club and Wing Club, you have are spoilt for choice!

The Adult windsurf club: 17:00 - 19:00. £15.00 for kit with dagger boards/£30.00 for intermediate/advanced boards.

Have you heard about The Official Test Centre (OTC) Adult Club Evening? Power up your social life, harness up your adrenaline, hook in your happiness, unleash your joy, hone in your enthusiasm and let’s fly! What are you doing at 5pm this Friday evening? Why not come along to our Adult Club Evening, suitable for anyone aged 18 years or over. Your Friday evenings will never be the same again, no more endless searching for that next Netflix box set to watch, get on the water all for the bargain price of £15 Included in the price is all your kit and equipment hire for the evening, choose your board, sail, wetsuit, BA’s and harness. All abilities are welcome, however, beginners must have completed a two-hour taster session with us before attending the Adult Club Evening.

These sessions are an opportunity to come down and hire equipment with the helpful knowledge of our awesome team of instructors close to hand. They are not tuition based session, some tuition can be given on the slipway and from the beach, but the group will not be accompanied by an instructor at all times. Sessions will be weather permitting and a Whatsapp group can be made for all this information to be distributed, once people start to join. The Adult Club Evening runs from 5pm until 7pm on a Friday. Please call the centre in advance of arrival to book your place on the Adult Club Evening, letting a staff member know if you need to borrow a wetsuit. The number to call is 07817 717904.

Adult Club
Adult Windsurfing Club at The OTC!

Wing club: Fridays 17:00 - 19:00 £15.00 non foiling £40 foiling Please read the small print! Anyone and everybody is welcome to come and join our clubs, however, we do have one stipulation; you must have completed a minimum of a two hour taster with us at the centre of another club. Please call the centre; 07817 717904 to find out more and book your place or use our handy online booking system; We can’t wait to welcome you!

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