The Club is offering visitors the chance to sail (free of charge) in a range of boats including the very fast Norfolk Punt dinghy (recently featured on the BBC), dinghies, keelboats and river cruisers.
Experienced skippers will take visitors around the beautiful Barton Broad to see the wildlife, and those attending will be able to sample the delights of a ‘Punt Club afternoon tea’ on the pontoon in the middle of the broad. The club will provide “water taxis” from Barton Turf Staithe to ferry visitors out to the pontoon at 12.30pm and 14.00pm. Taxis will bring visitors back at 16.30pm.
Club Vice Commodore Alex Craker said: “It is also a Royal Wedding Day there will be a “bit of a party” on the pontoon so please feel free to bring a picnic and a few pounds for tea and cake. We can lend you buoyancy aids but please dress in suitable clothing that will keep you warm and can suffer splashing. Children must be accompanied by an adult.”
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The Norfolk Punt Club’s event is one of many being held at clubs up and down the country including dozens in the East. Clubs are opening up their doors to the public for a day or more to have a go at sailing or windsurfing throughout the month.
So, if you’re on the lookout for something completely different, or want a sociable new activity you can enjoy with your partner or family, this could be a great chance for you.
Last year a whopping 31,000 people ‘pushed the boat out’ at over 500 sailing and windsurfing taster sessions throughout the UK.
Find your nearest Push the Boat Out Event or more about the Norfolk Punt Club.