Jamie Knox Watersports Newsletter, Autumn 2004

As many of you know from experience, it has been a great summer here in Brandon Bay. Here is a quick glimpse of what's lined up for Autumn!

Windsurfing

Naturally we will continue our Beginner, Improver and Advanced windsurfing courses throughout the autumn with our RYA level 5 instructor Ben Skinner.

We also have a couple of Introduction to Wavesailing courses running with our usual line up of guest star instructors. From September 18 to 25 there are still a few places available on Peter Hart's wavesailing course. And in October, we will also be hosting Guy Cribb and his Surf Gods Intuition course. More details on both of these courses are attached to this mail. If you are interested, drop us a line asap as places on these courses are STRICTLY limited.

We have noticed particularly over the past few months that windsurfing is experiencing a bit of a renaissance, with up to 40 people a day learning. Just remember you're never too old - or too young - to get bitten buy the bug!

Surfing

We will also be continuing with our surfing courses and, along with the beginner courses that have been so popular, will be running a number of improver surfing weekends over the next couple of months. We will focus on surfing technique, better paddling, reading weather, tides, better placement in the waves, better wave selection, top turns & bottom turns, the principles of board design and much, much more. Courses run September 10th to 12th and 1st - 3rd October. The package totals 250 Euros which includes two nights accommodation, equipment rental & two full days of tuition. Please give us a ring for more details.

Gear

Finally, it's that time of year when we need to create some space in the shop for the shiny new 2005 kit so there are bargains galore to be had. We've got junior suits from just 49 euro, adult summer suits from 79 euro, T-Shirts from Animal and Da Kine plus loads of other items ALL AT SALE PRICES. And, while on the subject of bargains.we will soon be selling our 2004 demo equipment. Boards from Starboard, Fanatic and Mistral, sails by Neil Pryde, Tushingham and North, loads of masts, booms and extensions, again give us a bell to discuss your requirements.

Thanks and hope to see you soon!

To all our staff and customers who've helped make this summer memorable, we hope to see you all again really soon. On the beach we have had Ben, Pete, Ciara, Ray, John and Fraser teaching windsurfing and surfing. Thanks guys, without your help none of it would have happened. Thanks also to everyone that has done a course with us or stayed in the lodge over the summer. Hope you all enjoyed it and we'll hope to see you all again soon.

Well, that's about it from us. The low pressure systems are starting to stack up in the Atlantic bringing the wind and swell our way so, er, we're heading down to the beach!

Cheers for now,

The JK Team

Jamie Knox Watersports The Maharees Castlegregory Co Kerry Ireland

Tel: (00353) 066 7139411