Get A Taste For Sailing At Staunton Harold
Club hosts Sail for Gold Open Day on Monday 27 August
Staunton Harold Sailing Club are giving people inspired by the record-breaking success of TeamGB at London 2012 the chance to try sailing for FREE on Bank Holiday Monday (27 August).
The Sail for Gold Open Day runs from 11am to 5pm and is the latest event in Staunton Harold SC’s summer-long programme of activity aimed at inspiring and welcoming newcomers into the sport of sailing.
Whether getting your first taste of sailing under the watchful eye of the club’s experienced, RYA qualified instructors or simply sampling the social side of what life at Staunton Harold SC has to offer, the Sail for Gold Open Day doors are open to everyone regardless of age, gender or experience. Refreshments will be available from the clubhouse.
Staunton Harold SC are enthusiastic participants in the RYA’s nationwide London 2012 initiative, Sail for Gold, celebrating Britain's unmatched Olympic sailing heritage and inspiring more people to get out on the water more regularly.
It has already been a memorable summer for the Melbourne-based club as no fewer than six of its experienced club volunteers took their places among the highly-specialised race management team for the Olympic sailing events at Weymouth and Portland.
Between them Pete Elver, Howard Jones, Andy Foskett, Simon Forbes, Brett Cokayne and Joe Smith undertook a number of roles encompassing safety, course laying and start boat responsibilities. The sextet have spent the last few years honing their specialist skills at some of the biggest Olympic and Paralympic classes sailing events in the country, including World Championships and the Test Event regattas, in order to be considered for selection for London 2012.
Meanwhile, a total of 113 club members of all ages and abilities ‘Pushed the Boat Out’ for the day, making the most of Staunton Harold SC’s sailing, powerboating and social facilities in a colourful show of support for Britain’s sailors exactly one week before the start of the Olympic sailing regatta on Sunday 22 July.
Staunton Harold SC is a recognised RYA Training Centre, meaning it conforms to the highest standards of quality and safety in the world. The club was runner up in the 2012 RYA Club of the Year Award in March this year.
To find out more about the Sail for Gold Open Day and how you can get involved in sailing at Staunton Harold SC in this Olympic year visit www.shsc.org.uk or contact Becky Priest, Event Co-ordinator on 0115 846 9205 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Article Published: August 20, 2012 21:35