Rookie sailors had a whale of a time at Welland Yacht Club’s Push the Boat Out open day on Sunday, although a couple of them ended up in the drink.
Club commodore Martin Cook said 45 to 50 people turned up to try their hand at sailing and another 30 to 40 people were there to watch.
He said: “It was a lovely sight, really. The clubhouse was full, the bank was full, the sun was shining and the wind was blowing.
“We probably would have liked less wind.
“One or two of our guests did go for little swims – we did have one or two capsizes but they seemed to be smiling when we fished them out.”
The family day was a big success and there have been inquiries from participants about joining the club.
The club has always had an open day, but it now coincides with the national Push the Boat Out festival which embraces around 260 clubs which give people the chance to enjoy the water in a sailing boat or on a windsurfing board.