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RYA Go Windsurfing - A book for young people

by Emma Slater on 14 May 2013
The RYA has launched the 7th book in its Go! series. Emma Slater / RYA http://www.rya.org.uk
RYA Go Windsurfing! written and illustrated by Claudia Myatt is the seventh book that has been launched by RYA in its Go! series.

The books in the RYA Go! series are renowned for their excellent illustrations, easy reading style and engaging content which make them particularly appealing to children aged 7 - 12 and RYA Go Windsurfing! is no exception.

The book takes readers from where to start and how to rig up their board, to learning to steer and starting to race, as well as covering all the important elements children need to know to stay safe while out windsurfing in a clear and entertaining manner. There is also an informative section at the back which explores some amazing windsurfing facts like who invented windsurfing and how fast can a windsurfer go?

The foreword is written by British Sailing Team and Olympic Bronze medallist Bryony Shaw who says: 'I hope that this brilliant book will help young people learn everything about windsurfing so that you can have even more fun racing, doing freestyle tricks or just enjoy being out on the water.'

When talking about writing the book author Claudia comments: 'I got wetter researching RYA Go Windsurfing! than all the other watersports put together but it was huge fun.

'The book is designed to take readers on a journey right through the windsurfing education from the early falling-in stages up to the moment it just clicks and the board takes off!'

RYA Go Windsurfing! is perfect for children wanting to become involved in the sport, helping the reader progress through all four stages of the RYA Youth Windsurfing Scheme (Youth Stage, 1, 2, 3, and 4), after which you can progress into the racing scheme, which the book also briefly discusses.

Purchase a copy of RYA Go Windsurfing! from the RYA Shop before 30 June 2013 (all back orders will be automatically included) and you will be entered into a free prize draw to win a one-off painting by the book’s author Claudia Myatt. Taking your favourite ‘on-the-water’ photo, Claudia will turn it into a one-off painting especially for you.

The prize draw will close on 30 June 2013 and a winner will be selected at random by the RYA Publications team.

To find out more about RYA Go Windsurfing! and to purchase your copy visit RYA Go Windsurfing! You can also follow RYA Publications on Twitter at @RYAPublications

Other titles in the Go! series include: RYA Go Cruising!, RYA Go Sailing!, RYA Go Green!, RYA Go Inland! RYA Go Sailing Activity Book and RYA Go Cruising Activity Book. Visit the RYA Shop – Children’s Books for more information on these great titles.

Love Windsurfing? Then why not join the association that promotes and protects, safe, successful and rewarding British windsurfing. Join today and support the RYA in protecting your rights and freedoms. Take advantage of free advice and support on a wide range of windsurfing topics; enjoy free third party insurance, as well as a fantastic range of personal member offers. Find out more by calling 0844 556 9556, email member.services(@)rya.org.uk or visit the website
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