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Bank Holiday Open Days Kick Off Magical Month for Sailing In Northants

Posted: Mon, 28 Apr 2014 12:18

Bank Holiday Open Days Kick Off Magical Month for Sailing In Northants

May is a magical month to get out on the water for FREE across Northamptonshire as part of National Watersports Month.

Seven of the county's sailing clubs are hosting anyone welcome free Open Days and sailing taster sessions in May, with Northampton SC and Banbury SC the first to open their gates on Sunday 4 May and Middle Nene SC on Bank Holiday Monday 5 May.

The following Saturday 10 May, it is the turn of Hollowell SC – the 2012 RYA Club of the Year – to welcome all-comers to their Open Day.

Saturday 17 May will then see Cransley SC, Rugby and Daventry SC and Northampton Sailability, which runs sailing for the disabled, all offering free 'have a go' sessions as part of national RYA Push the Boat Out weekend.

Some of the clubs will also be providing free windsurfing and powerboating taster sessions too, and whatever your chosen activity, visitors will be taken afloat by experienced club members and/or RYA instructors.

Jon Sweet, RYA Sailing Development Officer for Northampton, said: "All of our clubs in Northamptonshire run accessible, affordable and inclusive activities for all, regardless of age, gender, background or experience.

"These events are an incredible opportunity for local people in Northamptonshire to discover what sailing and sailing clubs are really like, and enjoy a fantastic, social outdoor sport where everyday life really does get left on the shore."

All you need for any of the Open Days or 'have a go' sessions are a change of clothes, soft soled shoes and a towel and the clubs will provide what else you need. Refreshments will be available and a warm welcome is guaranteed as BBQs and other social activities also take place to give newcomers a real sense of each club.

Check out what is happening, and when the fun starts, at each club below and by visiting their websites. To find out more about RYA Push the Boat Out visit www.rya.org.uk/go/ptbo

Banbury SC
Boddington Reservoir, Byfield
Sun 4 May

Cransley SC
Cransley Reservoir, Thorpe Malsor
Sat 17 May (11am-4pm)

Hollowell SC
Hollowell Reservoir, nr Guilsborough
Sat 10 May (11am-7pm)

Middle Nene SC
Nr Thrapston
Mon 5 May (11am-5pm)

Northampton SC
Pitsford Reservoir, Brixworth
Sun 4 May

Northampton Sailability
Pitsford Reservoir, Brixworth
Sat 17 May (10am-4pm)

Rugby & Daventry SC
Drayton Reservoir, Daventry
Sat 17 May (1.30pm-4pm)

Bank Holiday Open Days Kick Off Magical Month for Sailing In Northants

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