Push The Boat Out, May 25
Ullswater Yacht Club really 'pushed the boat' out on Saturday, May 25, with a busy afternoon of taster sessions giving visitors the chance to go sailing.
The club was taking part in the Royal Yachting Association's Push The Boat Out Campaign to encourage more people to take to the water. A total of 25 visitors of all ages from throughout the area went afloat at the club to have a taste of what it is like to sail on Cumbria's most beautiful lake.
The visitors, mostly family groups, were taken for a sail by RYA qualified instructors in boats from Ullswater Sailing School's training fleet.
"We were pleased with the turnout despite the rainy weather. It was good to see so many visitors enjoying themselves at the club," said the club's Sailing Development Officer Edmund Clarke, who co-ordinated the event.
The visitors were given information about the club and Ullswater Sailing School's range of RYA courses. Adults and youngsters aged from eight can learn under the expert guidance of one of Ullswater Sailing School's RYA qualified instructors. All equipment, clothing, buoyancy aids and helmets are provided and the Sailing School has a superb fleet of boats to suit all ages and levels of experience.
Visitors were also told about the club's popular annual event, Family Learn to Sail Week, which takes place from Monday to Friday, August 12-16. It's a week of fun family events for club members and visitors with camping on site and a range of courses. For more details about courses contact Edmund Clarke on 07900855812, email firstname.lastname@example.org
To see an album of pictures from the event click on this link:
UYC presented with RYA award
Ullswater Yacht Club was presented the with RYA NW OnBoard Trophy for its contribution to the programme that introduces youngsters to boating. The presentation took place at the RYA NW Affiliate Clubs Conference on December 1 at Tower Wood Outdoor Education Centre, Windermere. Edmund Clarke, UYC Sailing Development Officer, pictured, received the award from the RYA NW Regional Development Officer, Adam McGovern.
Last updated 18:34 on 24 July 2020