Visit the Fishers Green Sailing Club (Stand E14) at the RYA Dinghy Show over the weekend of 29 February – 01 March at Alexandra Palace, London and sign up to the Fishers Green Sailing Club (FGSC) Try Sailing Open day, taking place on 02 May.

“If you have ever wanted to try dinghy sailing but were unsure what is involved then this is a great chance to see if sailing is for you at no financial cost” commented Kevin O’Brien, Commodore at FGSC.

“Fishers Green Sailing club or ‘The Green’ as we lovingly refer to it is a great place to sail. The Green is situated in the picturesque Lee Valley Regional Park with competitive club racing, casual sailing and a well-respected Model Boat section.

“There are social events throughout the year and plenty of opportunities to sail or to help out. Why not come along to our Open Day on Saturday 02 May and give it a try? Young or old, racing or pottering, long-time member or newcomer, everyone finds a warm welcome at Fishers Green Sailing Club!” Kevin added.

The Try Sailing Sessions are usually priced at only £5 per adult (children U16 free) for a 30 minute sailing experience. Experienced sailors will be on hand to take you out on our lake in a sailing dinghy or powerboat and our friendly club members will be on shore to chat about the sport and how you can get involved. Teas, coffees refreshments and a light lunch will be available to purchase.

Registration is essential to help the club plan numbers and ensure everyone gets the best experience possible, so drop by the stand at the show and sign up for what promises to be a fun time for all the family.

After your Try Dinghy Sailing session, if sailing is for you, it need not be as expensive as you might think. You can hire our club boats on a daily rate for as little as £10 a day. You can also volunteer to be crew for other sailors which is a great way to get you started sailing.

About Fishers Green Sailing club

Fishers Green Sailing Club has been established for over 50 years and is situated in the Lee Valley Regional Park, approximately two miles north of Waltham Abbey and within easy reach of J25 and J26 of the M25. Sailing takes place on the 80-acre Holyfield Lake, which, with its countryside setting and clear open water, provides members with a beautiful place to sail.

Whilst the sport of dinghy sailing is the predominant activity, sailboarding is also catered for and encouraged, and many members are also active in offshore cruising and racing, there is even an opportunity to join the club’s charter boat for the Round The Island Race, around the Isle of Wight.

A volunteer RYA-trained and certificated Rescue Team provides rescue facilities during racing and training using displacement boats and RIBs. The clubhouse is open and manned on Saturdays, Sundays, Bank Holidays and on Wednesdays throughout the summer.

Open to all classes of monohull dinghies and sailboards, Fishers Green Sailing Club provides class and handicap racing throughout the year. The main classes currently active are Solo, Laser, Comet, Merlin- Rocket, Phantom, Wineglass and Wayfarer. Competitive racing is available at Club level and FGSC members have had notable successes in National and International competitions.

“It is our aim to promote safe sailing for all the family and we not only offer dinghy sailing training days for members but also fully support all forms of recreational sailing. Our membership includes a number of RYA-qualified Sailing Instructors who are always willing to offer advice if requested, and who can also arrange individual tuition.

“We take pride in being a family club. Indeed, we now have members from the third generation of the original families who joined in the 1960s. It’s all part of the fun of The Green!”, Kevin concluded.

Ample car parking is available adjacent to the dinghy park. Good wide slipways and a large, sheltered dinghy park provide the ideal conditions for keeping boats close to the water, ready to sail with easy launching and recovery. The modern clubhouse, self-built by members, overlooks the water and provides changing rooms, showers, kitchen facilities and a licensed bar. It is a pleasant place to relax, and a sheltered viewpoint to watch the action on the lake. There are swings to entertain the younger members of the family under parental supervision. The galley provides sandwiches, snacks, light meals and tea, coffee and soft drinks.

Make sure you visit the Fishers Green Sailing Club team at the show (stand E14) who will be on hand to answer any of your questions.

What’s on at the Show?

There’s lots in store at the 2020 RYA Dinghy Show with visitors of all ages able to enjoy family-friendly show favourites. From the 360° ‘On the Water’ virtual reality sailing experience, to the sailing simulators, activity pool, trapeze rig and the famous RYA Dinghy Show Treasure Hunt. There’s something for everyone, whether you’re an experienced dinghy sailor, or just getting started.

As well as a full line up of expert talks and coaching sessions, you’ll also discover hundreds of boats from beautiful classics to the very latest in cutting edge design along with clubs, classes, boat builders, holiday companies and much more! Plus all weekend there will be plenty of activities to inspire and entertain the whole family.

Get your ticket

Advance tickets are available from October 2019 at a special discount rate of £10.00 for RYA members and £12.50 for non-members. Groups can also take advantage of a special ticket price of £10 when booking six tickets or more. Don’t forget four children go free with each paying adult as well.

Buy your tickets at www.dinghyshow.org.uk or call the ticket hotline on 0844 8589069.

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