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National Windsurfing Championships 2018
Iona receiving her trophy from Guy Cribb having come first in her fleet (4.5m)

Queen Mary Reservoir

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Queen Mary

It is close to London, it is a large body of water (plenty big enough), it is fairly elevated so catches the wind and it tastes nice (!) when you fall in. These are the big plus points. On the downside, it is inland so the wind is naff (but tonnes better than most other reservoirs) and the wind is also affected by the high man-made sides to the reservoir so it can be gusty, it is a sailing club and they tolerate visitors rather than making you feel welcome and there are no waves - worse than that, it's not flat either because the reservoir walls create a rebound effect, making it extremely choppy in strong wind.

OMWC don't really use this venue anymore.

You are supposed to park in the big car park no where near the water. This means either dropping your kit off and then parking or finding a car space in the dinghy park! It's not practical to carry your kit from the proper car park because it is up an extremely steep hill.
Nice showers, toilets, cafe and a windsurf shop but you have to pay a day fee for launching

Last updated: 12/08/12 12:31 By: johng
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