Daneshill Sailing Club are again taking part in the Royal Yacht Associstion (RYA) Push The Boat Out event, in which clubs and centres across the country play host to both seasoned sailors and beginners at over 380 locations across the UK.
The event has been running for eight years and last year saw over 32,000 people attend events with around 25,000 people taking to the water, some for the very first time. Whether you’re completely new to the sport, looking to get back on the water or sail regularly Daneshill Sailing Club will be one of the many venues across the country taking part in this year’s event.
The club is again inviting the local community to come down to the club, have a go at sailing, see what the club has to offer and get involved; who knows, if you visit you might just get hooked!
Daneshill Sailing Club invites you and your family to enjoy a free experience of sailing on Sunday 20th May as the club again hosts anyone-welcome taster sessions. Starting at 11.00am, the club members and instructors are available to take you out on the water to experience dinghy sailing at first hand. Take a change of clothes just in case, as it is possible you may get a little wet. Please contact the secretary to book a convenient time to avoid a long queue.
The club is situated within Daneshill Lakes Nature Reserve, with many walks and picnic areas along with ample parking so if you are not too keen on getting out on the water, there is still plenty to do. The club sails on the main lake, and although sailing activities began at Daneshill in 1973, the sailing club as it now exists was formed in 1988 to provide the development of outdoor activities for schools in the Retford area.
Sailing takes place most Sundays during the season, which runs from 1st March to 31st October, with club members sailing an assortment of dinghies and who are always happy to take potential sailors out on the water for a taster-session. The club has a fleet of eight Toppers, three Picos, two Bugs and five GP14 dinghies used for training purposes and two Laser IIs for the use of the more experienced members.