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Push The Boat Out, May 14

Push The Boat Out, May 14

The club was taking part in the Royal Yachting Association’s Push The Boat Out Campaign to encourage more people to take to the water. More than 40 people from all over the area went afloat at the club to have a taste of what it is like to sail on Cumbria’s most beautiful lake.

The visitors, mostly family groups, were taken for a sail by RYA qualified instructors Jayne Golden, Phil Brooks and Matt Smith in boats from Ullswater Sailing School’s training fleet. The visitors included the Featherstone family of Church Brough, near Brough. Andy and two of his daughters Sarah, 10, and Eleanor, 8, enjoyed a sail in a Laser Stratos with instructor Jayne Golden. Mum Jackie and six-year-old Grace, who said she was looking forward to being old enough to have a go, watched from the shore.

“We had a really busy day and it was a great success. The weather was ideal, sunshine and just enough wind for our guests to experience what it is like to sail on Ullswater. It was good to see so many visitors enjoying themselves at the club,” said the club’s Sailing Development Officer Charley Steel, who co-ordinated the event.

They’re off – from left, sailing instructor Jayne Golden, Sarah, Eleanor and Andy Featherstone of Church Brough

Posted on 18 May 2016 (Archive on 15 June 2016)
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