SAIL into spring for FREE when Tamworth Sailing Club and Shustoke Sailing Club host early season Open Days on Saturday 9 April.
Anyone, of all ages, abilities and experience, is welcome to go along and get out on the water (weather permitting) with an experienced club member while getting a taste for all the activities you and your family can get involved in at both clubs this year and everything social club life offers.
Tamworth SC, at Kingsbury Water Park, will be welcoming visitors between 10am and 3pm and Shustoke SC, on Shustoke Reservoir, from 11am-5pm.
Sailing is a real family friendly sport, with different boats that mums, dads and the kids will all enjoy. Once you get into the sport, you can sail on your own, in pairs or altogether as a family depending on what boats you most enjoy sailing. You can start to race too and racing is a popular part of club life.
The Open Days welcome people who may never have even considered stepping into a boat before, people who already know they would like to learn to sail but want to sample the sport first or sailors who may be new to the area and are looking for a club or perhaps haven’t sailed for some time.
All you will need to enjoy the Open Days is some comfortable clothes and some old trainers you don’t mind getting wet and, weather depending, a waterproof and/or sunscreen. Buoyancy aids, equipment and safety brief will be provided by the clubs and refreshments will be available.
Both Shustoke SC and Tamworth SC are recognised RYA Training Centres meaning they conform to the highest standards of quality and safety. Both clubs are running a range of RYA learn to sail and improver courses throughout the year and both will also be opening their doors for more ’taster’ sessions as part of the RYA Push The Boat Out ‘have a go at sailing’ festival between Saturday 14 – Sunday 22 May.
For full details on the Open Days, upcoming courses and where to find each of the clubs visit the club websites at www.tamworthsc.co.uk or www.shustokesailingclub.co.uk or for more information about RYA Push The Boat Out visit www.rya.org.uk/go/PTBO