Open day Saturday 13th May 2017
Water, water, everywhere… Living on an island, what would be more natural than spending an afternoon on the high seas powered only by the wind, a force which seems to be in plentiful supply this fine spring! Striving to follow in the footsteps of all those great sailors that have set forth from our shores in search of new lands and treasures, there are some that venture out locally, and would be more than happy to welcome new adventurers. On a typical Sunday afternoon or Thursday evening, the fine art of sailing can be witnessed in Dundrum Bay as our own motley crews go head to head in an arena where the rewards are measured not necessarily in glory, but also in enjoyment, fun and camaraderie.
And so, with the good weather just around the corner and the sailing season at Newcastle kicking off, on Saturday 13th May, the club will be hosting an Open Day aimed to increase participation in sailing, where members of the public, aged 16 and over are invited to try their hand at sailing. Starting at 12.00, all you need to do is register your time slot here, bring a change of clothes or a wetsuit if you have one & a towel - just incase! Safety equipment will be provided by the club; sailing is a wonderful activity that can easily be enjoyed by all the family.
Sailing also caters for a range of interests; whether you are an adrenaline junkie and want to race competitively, hone your seafaring skills, or simply or just go for a ‘jolly’ on a sunny afternoon taking in the magnificent scenery, the club’s philosophy has always been to encourage skills whilst maintaining enjoyment on the water.
This is an opportunity to get first-hand experience of sailing in one of the club dinghies with a ‘seasoned’ helm who will give you a whistle-stop tour of all things nautical and as an added bonus, great views of Newcastle. Following your experience on the water, there will be the opportunity to register for our Tuesday evening sailing sessions in May and June aimed at teaching the basics to those who wish to develop their skills.
There’s another world right on your doorstep waiting to be explored so why not give it a go and head down to the Open Day. Even if you can’t make it on the day, visitors are always welcome to drop in at any time and check out the club and the local sailing scene.
Please register your free try a sail by selecting your preferred time slot on the booking form opposite.