Open day at Draycote Water Sailing Club

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Draycote Water Sailing Club is holding an Open Day to encourage potential sailors of all ages to come out on the water and have a go at sailing or windsurfing.

Running from 11am to 3pm today (Saturday), visitors will be able to look around the sailing club, talk to members about the joys of sailing and windsurfing and also have a chance to go out for a sail in one of the club’s boats. All the necessary gear to go out sailing will be provided by the club. Just bring along your own footwear, such as old trainers which you don’t mind getting wet.

“We invite everyone to come and see for themselves what a great sport sailing is and be inspired to take up a sport they can enjoy for years to come,” said Club Commodore, Phillip Hunt.

Draycote Water Sailing Club is situated in the Severn Trent Country Park between Rugby and Southam and is open with safety boat cover every day of the year except Christmas Day.

The club has about 600 active sailing members, ranging in age from seven to over 70. But the club is still keen to attract new members. “There are so many different types of sailing dinghy out there, there is sure to be one to suit every age and physical ability, whether you just want to potter around on a Saturday afternoon or take part in racing in modern performance dinghies,” said Hunt.

The club provides a range of training courses accredited by the RYA. It is also a specialist centre for the windsurfing training. To book courses, contact (01788) 814418. The Open Day is part of the RYA’s nationwide ‘Push the Boat Out’ initiative .