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2024 Ely Sailing Club Open Events

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Published 08:46 on 14 Apr 2024

Ely Sailing Club OpenEvents, Saturday 4th May 2024 1:00pm to 4.00pm Friday 10th May 2024 6:00pm to 8:00pm.

Are you looking for a new way to get outdoors and active or find something you can enjoy together with the family? If the answer is yes, Ely Sailing Club is inviting you, your family and your friends to come and try sailing for FREE on Saturday 4th May and Friday 10th May 2024.

Whether you're completely new to the sport or looking to get back on the water, our Open Day is the perfect time to give it a go. Therefore, we are inviting the local community to come down to have a go at sailing with us, see what Ely Sailing Club has to offer and get involved. Who knows, you might just get hooked!

Starting at 1pm, on Saturday 4th May 2024 there will be a whole host of activities taking place including touring the lake and sampling the delights of sailing by enjoying a FREE taster session out on the water in the capable hands of experienced sailors who will be more than happy to answer any questions that you may have. All buoyancy aids will be provided. A similar session will take place in the evening of Friday 10th May.

As an RYA Training Centre, should you wish to progress your interest, instructors will be on hand to provide information about our RYA approved training courses together with details of membership. You'll be able to sign up for training courses that the club is running in 2024.

The "Pull Me Cheri" street food van will be on site on Saturday 4th offering tasty pulled meat and veggie baguettes. Drinks and snacks will also be available to purchase from the galley at both events.

Sailing at Ely can be as physical or relaxing as you wish to make it, you can sail with others or on your own, do it competitively or potter about and just enjoy the gentle escape of being outside in the fresh air.

We would love for you to join us!


Do I need to book?

There is no need to book in for these events, please just turn up between 1-4pm on the Saturday and/or 6-8pm on Friday.

What do I need to bring?

Yourself! We provide Buoyancy aids which must be worn on or near the water. Please ensure that you wear suitable shoes (closed toe trainers are perfect.) If you wish to purchase refreshments, card is accepted but cash is preferred. Also please be mindful of the weather and consider coats, sun cream and hats.

Is there a minimum age?

There is no minimum (or maximum!) age for the Open Events and we encourage families to come try out sailing but those 16 and under will require an adult to attend with them. Sailing trips can only take place if we have a suitable Bouyancy aid meaning that the very littles might not be able to go on the water (although they are welcome to attend). To take a course at Ely Sailing Club, the minimum age is 8 years old.
It is a guardians decision and responsibility as to whether a child participates in a sailing trip at Open Events; if youre at all unsure, please speak to a volunteer on the day. Those helming the boats also reserve the right to decline to take anyone on a sailing taster if they believe it would be unsafe or inappropriate.

Is there parking?

The club has a small area of grassed parking that those attending the open day are able to use at their own risk. Please park considerately. Bikes can be locked to fencing if two wheels is your preferred form of transport.

If you have any further questions regarding these events, please do contact us via the website or on Facebook. We endeavour to be as responsive as possible but are a small club run entirely by volunteers so your patience is appreciated.

Last updated 12:40 on 17 April 2024

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