This year the RYA promoted Push the Boat Out initiative is being run over 9-17 May. We are playing our part over the first weekend 9/10 May (between 0900 and 1700) and encouraging newcomers to get on the water. They can try out single handed sailing dinghies, double handed boats, paddle boarding, kayak, rafted Canadian canoes, rowing boat, keel boat and catamaran… all free.
They will be able to park in our ample grounds, have a picnic, go for a stroll, buy snacks and drinks, and admire the glorious views over Bassenthwaite Lake and surrounding mountains.
Encourage your friends and colleagues to come down and join in where they will be able to talk to club officials to find out what we offer, and what it will cost. Also, they will find out that we offer tuition to adults and youths over 9 years on learning to sail, as well as powerboat courses to adults and teenagers, and first aid courses.
They will be able to see club members taking part in our weekend races and see that we take safety very seriously by having several safety boats even if it is calm.
All in all we need your help, to encourage new interest by inviting friends/colleagues, and by being around to act as ambassadors for the club, as well as being available to take visitors on to the water.
Please try and do your bit in whatever way you can.