Messing about on the river

Open Day at the Yacht club, with Hannah Nickols and Henry Birkett [both 12].
Open Day at the Yacht club, with Hannah Nickols and Henry Birkett [both 12].
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AN open day to promote Welland Yacht Club was well supported despite a chilly wind and lack of sunshine.

The club’s youth sailors were out in force demonstrating the skills they have learned in junior sailing club over the past few weeks, taking them from non-sailors to competent and confident helms.

Club spokesman Vanessa Cook said: “We had a good day with a steady flow of interested visitors wanting to know about the RYA courses we are now able to offer in both dinghy sailing and power boating.

“Our normal array of river dinghies was available for people to have a ride in, Neal Tack launched his sailing cruiser so that visitors could experience sailing in a larger boat and Will Cook brought his RS800 for anyone who wanted to try trapeze sailing.”

l Anyone who was unable to attend but would like more information about the club and the RYA courses on offer should visit www.wellandyachtclub.co.uk

You will find club members on site most Sundays until November between about 11am and 3pm and anyone is welcome to pop down to River Bank, off Cradge Bank to have a chat, or even a quick try in a dinghy.