Wild Diamond offer RYA courses (Start windsurfing, intermediate and advanced courses) and non RYA courses for beginners to experts. Windsurfing for all levels (except waves) is delivered in two hour blocks allowing for maximum progress without tiring student out too much in any one sitting. Booking is highly recommended to avoid disappointment.
Tiree is the perfect destination for ALL levels of windsurfing and home to the annual windsurfing competition the Tiree Wave Classic.
Beginners and Intermediates we recommend to visit us at any stage through our season. All instruction for this level of sailor is based at Loch Bhasapol in the Township of Cornaig.
Advanced and Wave Sailors we recommend to visit us during March, April, May, June, September and October which are Tiree’s windier months. This instruction can be based at Loch Bhasapol or at any of Tiree’s fantastic beach venues, depending on suitable conditions.
Our centre stocks a range of equipment including Simmer Style, Tabou, Quatro, Gaastra, and Naish which suits all ages and abilities. Whatever your level the atmosphere is relaxed and friendly and our instructors will build a personal sailing development plan around you to allow you to accomplish your windsurfing ambitions whilst staying on Tiree.
Our inland windsurfing base at Loch Bhaspol allows us to work from the waters edge on one of the best beginner / intermediate / advanced windsurfing lakes in Europe. The loch has a sandy bottom and is shallow for two hundred metres or so from the centre building. It is the windiest spot on the island with any wind direction with south in it and is warm enough to sail in a shorty wetsuit in the summer!
All of our equipment is stored rigged in a shed by the waters edge and ready to go at a moments notice. Our summer ‘sessions’ are very popular (these are a glorified hires with a little instruction and safety cover included) and regularly book out. Our courses can be RYA accredited on request but are not RYA certified as standard. The ‘coursework’ format is more in depth than our ‘sessions’ program and offers a more comprehensive teaching format for those looking to get the most out of their time with us.
Our advanced setup is run from the back of a mobile box trailer and this in turn allows Wild Diamond to access any beach on the island within 20 minutes of making the decision to sail. The beauty of it is that on arrival all you have to do is throw your boom on your sail, connect your board and go! Oh yeah… and put your wetsuit on! It can be sunny but it isn’t Hawaii!
The advantage of this is made even more obvious when the conditions change and you have to change equipment to suit. five minutes later you are effectively de-rigged and re-rigged and good to go again on the correct equipment. All of the hassle is removed from the process.