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Guernsey Sport & Leisure Facilities I - Z


Judo & Karate

Both sports are actively supported on the island and more information can be obtained from Beau Sejour

Contacts: Beau Sejour Tel: 727211

 

Line Dancing

Several Line Dancing groups meet regularly in Guernsey as well as other dancing styles such as Morris Dancing and Irish Dancing.  

Contacts: For classes or sessions Tel: 256095 or 255367

 

Motor Sports

There is an active racing calendar including Hill climbs on bank holidays at the Val des Terres, Sprint racing at Vazon and sand racing at Vazon and Chouet in the summer months. Sit on the sea wall at Vazon an enjoy the thrills and spills over a period of about three hours before the tide covers the race track. Great events to watch. 

You can also take part in your own races at the Guernsey Kart Centre, Victoria Avenue where fast modern karts are available to hire.

Contacts: Tel 246099 for details of the above events or 712666 for Kart racing

 

Netball

Regular games and training sessions are held at Beau Sejour and further details can be obtained from the Guernsey Netball Association 

Contacts: Tel: 255687

 

Paintball

Although a minority sport, it is taken seriously by those who have a warlike disposition. Great fun and good for working off some aggression in a friendly way. 

Contacts: Tel: 249273

 

Petanque

Games are regularly held in Guernsey at several venues. Further information from the Guernsey Club de Petanque.

Contacts: Tel: 245573.

 

Roller Skating

Very popular sport for all ages. Regular sessions take place at Beau Sejour with coaches available by appointment. Skates available for hire at the Centre. 

Contacts: Beau Sejour Tel: 727211

 

Rugby

Rugby is taught in many schools and is popular across all age groups. There are just two clubs on the island, St Jacques and Guernsey Rugby Union Football Club. Find out the history of the Siam Cup, one of Rugby Union's oldest tournaments.

Contacts:  Guernsey Rugby Union Football Club Tel: 254590 user.itl.net/~panther/guerugby.htm  

 See History of Siam Cup

 

Skimboarding

Skimboard

Skimboarding is a water sport that has similar characteristics to surfing.  A skimboarder stands some distance from the shore and as a wave approaches they run toward the water, throw their board on the water less than an inch deep and glide out to the waves to perform tricks depending on how capable a boarder they are.

Contacts:  Simon English www.skimboarding.info

 

Squash

Squash is played at a very high standard and two young island women have represented the island and become World Champions. Courts are available for hire at Beau Sejour. King's Club also caters for squash but membership is required.

Contacts: Beau Sejour Tel: 726964 or Kings Tel: 723366.


 

Tennis

Tennis is well catered for on the island with hard courts at Beau Sejour, St Martin's Tennis Club, Kings Club, Longcamps (indoor courts) and La Mare de Carteret.

Contacts: Beau Sejour Tel: 726964; Kings Tel: 723366; Longcamps Tel: 712182


 

Walking

Walking is a favourite pastime in Guernsey. Some of the finest walks can be had along the coastal cliff paths on the east and south coasts where you enjoy breathtaking views and 300 foot high cliffs.

The Tourist Board have also published a booket with details of eleven Green Lane walks throughout the island.

Contacts: Tourist Board Tel: 726611

Green lanes


 

Windsurfing and Surfing

Windsurfers

Windsurfing remains a popular sport for long boarder and short boarders, the most popular bays being Vazon for high winds, Cobo, Grandes Rocques, Ladies Bay and Pembroke. Qualified instructors are available at Cobo and Ladies Bay.

 

Surfing the Atlantic breakers at Vazon is also an year round sport enjoyed by people of all ages. Wet suits are essential.

Contact: Tel: 246690

Check out surf conditions at Magic Seaweed - Vazon Bay


 Also at Surf-forecast.com  

 

Yachting/ Sailing

Not surprisingly, sailing is a hugely popular sport in Guernsey from large scale yachts to dinghy sailing. Training is provided by the Guernsey Yacht Club at Castle Emplacement. The two yacht clubs provide excellent club house facilities and organise races throughout the summer months.

Contacts: Guernsey Yacht Club Tel: 722838; Royal CI Yacht Club Tel: 725500



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