Sam Ross

Tushingham Guru

An Advanced Plus RYA Trainer, Sam ”The Badger” has spent almost a decade with leading holiday company as an instructor, centre manager and instructor trainer.

He’s applying his wealth of skills and experience to coaching all levels of windsurfer, both in the UK and abroad in several Neilson centres.

On the water Sam is a very competent all-round windsurfer, particularly excellent in the freestyle discipline, where he scored a great result at the UK championships in 2010, winning the UK amateur title.

All Sam’s clinic dates and locations can be found on his website, which also offers many free resources to help with various aspects of windsurfing technique.

Sam Ross

1 Oct 2013

The Badger List

There are plenty of ‘how to’ windsurfing DVDs on the market and some great instructional content out there but as we become more and more digital it seemed that there was a gap for those that want the info on the beach, or whilst sat at their laptop.

Some moves have plenty of online content built for them others have very little, and as an instructor there often isn’t the time to film a good demo for your students which you can share with them to have a look at.

The Badger List was designed to try and remedy much of this by putting together some simple but well shot videos going through key intermediate skills as well as progressing onto more advanced and freestyle moves. Each video aims to use the best angles and not only give voiceover but some key coaching points at the end of each vid.

You don’t need to sit down for hours and watch hours of footage, each video looks at just one move and they are all between 2 and 7 minutes long. They are layer out in a rough linear order but their bit size nature means you can watch them in any order, many windsurfers learn different things at different times depending on location, conditions etc.

Big thanks to Neilson for putting us up and providing their fantastic resort of Ortakent for the back drop of all the filming, Tushingham Sails and Starboard Windsurfing for all the great gear and Lifecinematic who looked after all the filming editing and production.

If you are keen to train as an instructor or come on a UK or overseas coaching clinic or just want access to more videos check out www.sam-ross.co.uk

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30 Nov 2012

Remi Villa talks about the new Slalom fins

Continuing on in our series of video interviews from the Starboard 2012 dealer conference Remi Villa head of the race development team talks to Sam Ross about the new ready to race Drake fins which now come as standard on all 2013 iSonics and can also be used in the Starboard Futura’s as an upgrade to increase speed, acceleration and gybe exit speeds.

12 Sep 2012

Get involved in Windsurfing – Sky Sports

I was recently interviewed by Sky Sports News as part of their get involved series with an episode focussing on windsurfing.

Following a recent surge in interest in the sport due to the success of Nick Dempsey in the London 2012 Olympics and the current attention being received due to windsurfing being removed from the Olympics in Rio 2016. Sky Sports have done an episode of looking at getting more people involved in windsurfing. 

Unfortunately as I was frantically running around the National Windsurf Festival I was unable to see my appearance on national television however I have now found a link to the piece on the Sky Sports website. If you would like to see this piece click on the link HERE

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Great second day with the Techno Class Association at Queen Mary Sailing Club, everything from 70 litre wave... http://t.co/L6ASfeg1z4
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All seasons in one day at Queen Mary Reservoir today. Big storms but still plenty of water time, round 2 tomorrow.
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The Neilson Holidays clinic are filling up fast, great to see so many returners but also some new faces.... http://t.co/QpY2MXhlr4
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Interesting day at Daymer yesterday, who knew that a Tushingham Sails7.0 and Starboard Windsurfing 110 Atom could... http://t.co/UfAZjyVS3t
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Off on a testing mission with @TushinghamSails and @lukejgrn
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Here's George going for extra style points at the RYA CPD training last weekend. http://t.co/JOWQp53O8O
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If you're struggling to finish off this might help. http://t.co/M4ZPqKP1RQ
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Great CPD weekend at Weymouth And Portland National Sailing Academy, a lot of fun with a great bunch of coaches... http://t.co/JLhEovTcxz
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Back to work on the water tomorrow, it's not too bad wearing a suit to work. Nice shot from Windzone http://t.co/7DgyIf8O5S
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