As part of a nationwide event organised by the Royal Yachting Association over a hundred people had a go at sailing on Saturday 20th May at Chew Valley Lake Sailing Club.
Undeterred by the blustery weather and one or two torrential showers 115 children and parents, couples and individuals, able bodied and disabled, took to the water in all kinds of dinghy -Wayfarers, Visions and Flying-Fifteens.
Organiser CVLSC’s Vice-President Andrew Martyn-Johns said “The vast majority of participants found the experience enjoyable – the challenging weather seemed to have quite an invigorating effect! We wanted to do this as we feel it’s important for the public, especially our neighbours in the Chew Valley, to have a chance to see what sailing involves and what the club is like. I think its fair to say that most found the relaxed and friendly nature of the club particularly welcoming. We are grateful to our friends at All Aboard WaterSports in Bristol Harbour for their support”.
This is CVLSC’s 50th Anniversary year, so keep an eye out for more news. If you are interested in CVLSC please visit their website: https://www.chewvalleysailing.org.uk/.