celebrate the 2016 Games this summer, the RYA will be hitting the road during
the Olympic sailing medal race week to bring you the RYA Sail for Gold
Royal Lymington Yacht Club and the Lymington Town Sailing Club will be hosting
the event when it arrives in the town on 15 August to cheer on the hopes of
local Sailing Team members Nick Thomson, who will be the UK's hope for the
laser class and Alison Young who will be competing in the Laser Radial at Rio.
Launched on 12 June at the Weymouth and Portland
National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) by members of the British Sailing Team, the
Roadshow is visiting Lymington, along with other venues across the UK which
have a special connection to our Olympic medal contenders.
the day you can discover what it's like to go sailing with free taster
sessions, watch the drama unfold with medal races shown on big screens and
cheer on your local sailing heroes.
Duffin, Rear Commodore Sailing of the Royal Lymington Yacht Club, comments: "We
are really hoping to attract a great crowd to the waterfront on 15 August to
celebrate our Olympic heroes. The event coincides with the first day of
our annual Youth Week so the children will be able to join with the
celebrations and follow the action on the big screen. Furthermore, there
will be plenty of chances for everybody to have a go at sailing and participate
in all the fun activities."
of the British Sailing Team will also be on hand at the event with inside
knowledge on all the action in Rio as well as advice on how you can get into
sailing and maybe start your own Olympic journey.
Roadshow will begin at the WPNSA on 14 August which is the Medal Race day for
our windsurfing stars Bryony Shaw and Nick Dempsey, before coming to Lymington
on the following day. It will then travel across the UK, finishing with events
in Glasgow and Rutland.
Roadshow is a fantastic way to bring all the excitement of the Games into our
home clubs and it will mean so much when we're out in Rio to know everyone will
be at home supporting us" said Olympic Silver Medallist Saskia Clark. "It will
also be great to see the Games inspiring people to get on the water and have a
go for themselves".
Sport Development Manager Duncan Truswell said: "We're delighted to be able to
support our athletes as they go for gold in Rio. Each of these events will be a
fantastic opportunity for locals to come down and get afloat during what will
be a fantastic summer of sailing and find out why sailing can be so much fun at
all levels. We'd like to thank each of the sailing venues that have played
significant roles during the sailors' journeys and have helped make these
events possible. We hope to see everybody turn out to cheer our sailors home."
be more information to come on how you can support the British Sailing Team
competing in the Paralympic Games this September.
For more information here.