Just as with last year and in an attempt to be all inclusive of local residents this years National Watersports Festival will feature reduced price taster sessions for anyone interested in giving one of the activities a go.

The festival hits Beachlands during the weekend September 6-7. Sessions for Hayling Islanders will cost 10 and see kitesurfing windsurfing stand up paddle boarding and kayaking on offer the perfect chance to get involved.

Professionally qualified instructors will be on hand dishing out tips advice and providing safety cover. You need to be over eight to participate and sessions will be one hour long. No prior experience is needed but booking is advised last years NWF taster sessions were oversubscribed all weekend.

Yvonne Weeks Havant councillor said: Were proud not only to support the event but also to offer a great opportunity for our residents to experience watersports for the first time. Experiencing new sports in safe and capable hands and taking part in the biggest event of its type is an experience not to be missed.

Contact 02392 663873 for more details or visit nationalwatersportsfestival.com

Pic: Dave White