Free sailing day at Brancaster Staithe

An open day for budding sailors is being held at Brancaster Staithe ANL-150217-145255001
An open day for budding sailors is being held at Brancaster Staithe ANL-150217-145255001
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For people keen to give sailing a try, there’s a chance to do it for free at an open day being held at Brancaster Staithe Sailing Club.

This is the third year the club has taken part in the Royal Yachting Association’s Push the Boat Out initiative, when clubs, centres and marinas around the country invite people to give the sport a go.

And if anyone is interested in pursuing it further after the BSSC event on Sunday, May 10, the club has teamed up with Morston-based sailing school Norfolketc, which is offering discounts on some of its courses for those who attended.

Mark Foley, in charge of sailing development at BSSC, said; ““Why do people take up sailing? If they get a chance to go for a sail, most people find they love it. To learn to sail and pursue it, they need to join a club.  

“Norfolk is a fantastic place for sailing; there are 60 miles of coast plus the Broads and the Rivers and the county is full of great sailing clubs and excellent sailing schools.

“Sailing is a sport you can do for all of your life and you’ll have lots of fun and meet many new friends along the way. Brancaster Harbour is a safe and beautiful place to start.”

Sailing on the open day starts from 10am, and people are advised to be there before high tide, forecast at 11.15am. Last year more than 80 people went along to the sailing day and cruisers, day boats and dinghies were out in force.

No experience is necessary and all ages are welcome, but children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. To book a place, contact Mark Foley on 078 3333 2055 or email m-foley@btinternet.com