The Thomas Hardye School

New windsurfing opportunities available as
THS partners with OTC windsurfing school


Director of OTC Tris Best & Mr Burdett


The Thomas Hardye School has become an associated partner with The Official Test Centre (OTC) Windsurfing School based at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy. This new partnership enables pupils to become OTC members for just £20 per year.  This entitles members to massive discounts on kit hire rates (windsurfing and stand up paddling) starting from £5 per 2 hour session or £15 for the day! Membership also entitles pupils to 10% discount on tuition, 10% off retail prices in the shop and a free OTC tee shirt!

During last Wednesday’s windsurfing session, Director of OTC Tris Best outlined to Mr Burdett that he was very excited about being able to offer Thomas Hardye pupils access to the new membership.   He hoped that the associated partnership membership scheme will make windsurfing and stand up paddle boarding more accessible to school children all over Dorset. He said “It is the crux of how to make the sports grow and let’s be honest, if we can’t do it in the idyllic conditions Portland Harbour provides, where can we?”.

Pupils interested in becoming a member can call OTC on 07817 717904 or see Mr Burdett in the ICT department. Additional information can be found on the following OTC website link.  

The OTC summer course is now available to book starting on the 3rd June 2015.  Interested pupils should contact Mr Burdett.