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23 May 2014

SHSC RYA "Push the Boat Out" day a major success

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Glorious sunshine and a great sailing breeze was on hand for our "Push the Boat Out" Open Day on Sunday 18th May. With the promise of 30 min taster sessions on the water, commentated racing to watch, happy people to chat to and gourmet food and drink, visitors came from far and wide to see our club and have a go at sailing. With the flags flying and the trophy on show, our Club of the Year award helped persuade people to join the club and sign up for our RYA training courses. Here is what happened on the day:

Doors opened; 11.00 am
Taster sessions: 50, at least one capsize which sealed the deal & led to sign ups for the RYA course!
Age range of taster participants: 18 months to 80 years
Memberships signed up for on the day: 5 - which is x2 new memberships 
Serious course commitments: 11 adult and 8 keen junior course (
Member guests sampling sailing: 30+
Galley: cakes sold out by noon!
Races: Haribo Bubbly Push the Boat Out Series of 6 races run by Simon & Hannah ( thank you) hugely popular with 40 + boats taking part.
On shore race commentary: Grahame ( thank you)
Cruising: at least 15 boats
Picnics; club grounds full of picnics

A massive thank you to all our volunteers (too many to name all but you know who you are) for making it such a wonderful day for Staunton Harold Sailing Club!