11th May 2019 –
The Notts County Open Day, part of the RYA Push the Boat Out Initiative is a great opportunity to try sailing at a local club for free. We have members from Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Derbyshire & Leicestershire.
All you need to do is come along on the day, register and borrow a buoyancy aid from us. Please bring shoes that can get wet, a waterproof top if the weather is poor, and lots of suncream if its good !
We will have plenty of people on hand to talk about sailing, how to start and any other questions you have on the sport.
Case study !! In May 2017, the whole Migliore family – mum Karen, dad Marco, daughter Lucia, 14, 11-year-old twins Alexander and Francesca and grandparents Lyn and Ciro plus Muffin the cockapoo – went along to Notts County Sailing Club’s free Push The Boat Out open day. Twelve months on and the Migliores cannot get enough, with Lucia also getting into racing and the twins learning to windsurf too.
Teacher Karen believes you won’t regret it. She said: “Sailing gives you time out with the family and there are no other distractions. It’s genius! The kids had a ball at the open day and it felt as though we were on holiday. The club was really buzzing, friendly, open and welcoming so we just joined up. We didn’t even have a boat of our own but it didn’t matter.
“Starting sailing was a revelation for us. It’s been a much-needed safety net from the hustle and bustle of our everyday lives, with lots of lovely people and fresh air. We’ve made so many friends too. The club is a little oasis of fun and peace where you feel you could be anywhere in the world. We love it!”
Karen and Lyn were no strangers to the water having previously sailed an old Mirror dinghy of Karen’s grandfathers in the Yorkshire Moors and the Lake District some years ago. But encouraged by friends to go along to the open day at Notts County SC, which earlier this year was named Britain’s 2018 RYA and Yachts & Yachting Club of the Year, they discovered a whole new family life.
Karen added: “There is a great competitive spirit for those who want fast and furious sport, but lots of chilled out water-based fun for those who just enjoy the atmosphere of messing about in boats. The best thing is that it is for all ages at all times and everyone is welcome.”
We will be taking photos on the day which may be used nationally – please let us know if you do not wish to appear.
If you wish to experience Windsurfing please bring your own wetsuit.
There will be food available, and plenty of people to ask about the sailing.
You can also watch some racing and training including Saturday Club and of course we will have information to take away.
We are also holding a cake sale with proceeds to charity, please bring cake if you can (it doesn’t need to be homemade) and of course buy plenty of cake.
Hope you can make it and maybe you will get bitten like the family above..
For any other information email us