As a professional running a wingfoiling school, ensuring the safety of your students should be a top priority. In this article, we’ll explore the importance of having a boat or jetski in a water sports center, the difference between wingfoil and kitesurf, and why IWO decided to remove the boat from the requirement of the affiliation.

Importance of Having a Boat or Jetski in a Water Sport Center

When it comes to water sports centers, having a boat or jetski for safety is crucial. In the case of wingfoiling, having a safety craft allows instructors to quickly reach students who may need assistance. Whether it’s a beginner struggling in deep water or an experienced foiler dealing with unexpected conditions, having a reliable safety craft can make all the difference in ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone.

Difference Between Wingfoil and Kitesurf

One significant difference between wingfoiling and kitesurfing lies in the safety considerations. In kitesurfing, once the student uses the full kite line length that allows the kite to generate its maximum power, they can move at high speeds, sometimes not under their control. This presents challenges for rescue, especially if the student drifts too far from the shore and the wind gets stronger. On the other hand, with wingfoiling, students tend to stay closer to the beach, and when they let go of the wing, everything comes to a halt. This is not always the case in kitesurf as when releasing the bar and because of a tangled line, the kite could still generate power and go into death loops (endless loops not controlled by its pilot). For those reasons,  it is easier for wingfoil instructors to provide assistance and ensure a safer learning environment, even without a boat or jetski.

Affiliating with IWO

Affiliating your wingfoiling school with IWO can offer numerous benefits, including access to valuable resources and expertise in safety protocols and training. With over two years of experience, IWO acknowledges that, in most cases, a paddle board is sufficient for safety, except in off-shore wind conditions where a boat will still be required. However, having a boat or jetski not only enhances the professional image of your school but also provides an extra layer of safety and peace of mind for both instructors and students.

In conclusion, the safety of students should always be a top priority for wingfoiling professionals. By affiliating your Wingfoil center with IWO you can take proactive steps to ensure a safe and enjoyable learning environment for all your students while being part of the first international network of wingfoil center worlwide.

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