SAILING: Draycote open day a big success

Saturday's open day attracted more than 300 people     PICTURES BY MIKE BAKER
Saturday's open day attracted more than 300 people PICTURES BY MIKE BAKER

300 newcomers take to the water

Draycote Water Sailing Cub’s open day on Saturday was a great success, with more than 300 people taking to the water.

Youngsters taking to the water for a taster session

Youngsters taking to the water for a taster session

Newcomers enjoyed the chance to try sailing and windsurfing, in good, blustery conditions, which inspired many to book up for courses and further taster sessions.

And more than a dozen new members signed up for club activities.

A team of 35 volunteer club members worked hard throughout to ensure it was a fantastic day.

The event was also part of Warwickshire’s Big Day Out and the Royal Yachting Association’s Push the Boat Out campaigns.

Conditions on were sunny and blustery for the new sailors

Conditions on were sunny and blustery for the new sailors

The open day was a chance to try windsurfing too

The open day was a chance to try windsurfing too

Julian Messing giving guidance on a 'Dry Train' session

Julian Messing giving guidance on a 'Dry Train' session

Warren Yates with Angie Morgan and Jeryl Shepherd at Draycote Water Sailing Club's open day

Warren Yates with Angie Morgan and Jeryl Shepherd at Draycote Water Sailing Club's open day