Sarah Percival from the club writes: Open Day is our club at its very best, where members come together to share with others what they get from our club. Sunday was a resounding success, judging by:
There were so many positive comments about how friendly, welcoming and helpful everyone was, and this was reflected in the numbers at the membership desk.
One visitor wrote: “I wanted to say a massive thank you to everyone who helped me on Sunday. It was such a perfect experience of trying a new sport. Everyone was so welcoming and kind and I can see why your open days are so good at recruiting new members.”
We are certainly going to have a busy summer ahead, getting to know our new members and introducing them to their new sport.
Club members Tony Ketley and Phil Laybourne take up the story in pictures from themselves:
The purpose of the day, introduce folk to the pleasures of sailing.
All ages welcome.
Visitors prepare for their taster sessions.
Something a bit more sedate for the non-sailors.
Everyone looks happy.
Tables on the club’s new balcony were at a premium.
Strange how the fiddle rail determines the level of the beer in the glass.
The food tent doing good business.
Tea by the Thames gets underway.
Sailing taster sessions continue.
.......and your helm today is Ollie Meadowcroft, fresh back from fifth place in the 420 class at the RYA Youth National Championships.
A great day was had by all.