Island Youth Water Activity Centre, Bembridge Sailing Club and Yarmouth Sailing Club will take to the water on on 21st July, to showcase sailing and show support for our Olympic and Paralympic sailors prior to the London 2012 Games.
Dozens of clubs in the south are taking to the water to showcase sailing to the nation and show their support for our Olympic and Paralympic sailors prior to the London 2012 Games. Sailing Clubs have risen to the challenge and will host events in support of Sail for Gold, including, rallies, sailing regattas, parties and open days for non sailors to have a go.
On the Isle of Wight three events will be taking place on 21st July.
Bembridge Sailing Club: Push the Boat Out Day.
A huge rally of boats either around St Helens Fort or out to No Man’s Land Fort depending on the weather including a mass dinghy ‘raid’
Open to the public to join in on their boats or watch from the shore. Starts at 1300 hours.
Yarmouth Sailing Club: Push the Boat Out Day
A pagent of boats will go up the River Yar to King’s Manor, by kind permission of Jamie and Susie Sheldon, meeting there at 1.00 p.m. Participants will eat their picnic lunches and, weather permitting, try their hand at Radio Controlled Sailing.
Island Youth Water Activity Centre (IYWAC): Sail for Gold Celebrations
Open to the public sailing sessions 10-12 noon and 1-3pm. Plus some fund raising activities.
Clubs across the country from Edinburgh to Essex, Aberdovy to the Cornwall have signed up to take part and will be hosting a whole range of activities and events. Some of the activities already planned include pursuit races, open days, taster sessions, mass flotillas, picnics, parties, fancy dress events and lots of fun and games.
You can find out what Sail for Gold events are taking place with the new Sail for Gold Events map. Visit www.rya.org.uk/programmes/sailforgold/Pages/EventsSearch.aspx
“We are hoping to get as many boats and people as we can out on the water in support of our Sail for Gold Sailors” comments Celia Edgington, RYA Sail for Gold coordinator. “It’s a great opportunity for everyone to have fun on and off the water, so why not dress your club, centre or marina and your boats with bunting and make a real occasion of it.
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