Hunstanton Sailing Club pushes four new boats out

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Hunstanton Sailing Club took part in the RYA National ‘Push the Boat Out’ event on Wednesday, offering complete novices the opportunity to sail for the first time as guests of the club.

Commodore Chris Howe said: “We want to introduce new, and especially young, people to sailing.

“The R S Qubanis a versatile family friendly boat and thanks to a small grant from Sport England we purchased four of these, fully rigged and ready to sail, at the beginning of this season and they are perfect for both beginners and intermediate sailors.

“People can also have a go at kayaking, stand up paddle boarding and windsurfing today.”

Treasurer of the club Gay Mortlake and former Commodore Mick Ford showed visitors around the clubhouse that is nearing the completion of stage two of its build that was coordinated by Rear Commodore Will Rockliffe.

Latest additions include the lift giving disabled access to the first floor, and Mortlake said: “We are really looking forward to being able to use the building to its full capacity and by our Family and Friends Open Day on 29th May we plan to have upstairs finished and in operation.”

As well as a full season of sailing, during June and July the Wednesday evening training sessions continue, on July 30 and 31 the club hosts the opening weekend of the North West Norfolk Sailing Regatta and in August the British Kitesurfing Championships will be held at the club.