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Shropshire Sailing Club Open Day 2015 (5th May 2015)

Shropshire Sailing Club Open Day 2015

Shropshire Sailing Club, near Ellesmere, is leading the way in providing more opportunities for local people to get into sailing.

The club wants to boost adult and junior participation in racing, both amongst its current members, local sailors maybe keen on returning to the sport after a break and those completely new to the sport. The club has invested in a fleet of modern dinghies suitable for all ages. Members can get on the water and discover or re-discover the fun and exhilaration of sailing without the initial outlay of buying a boat.

As part of the national RYA ‘Push The Boat Out’ campaign Shropshire SC is opening it’s doors to newcomers and anyone interested in finding out more about what is on offer. Visitors are encouraged to attend the club’s FREE Open Day on Sunday 17 May (from 11am to 4.00 pm).

This is a fantastic opportunity for people to try sailing at no cost and have any of their questions answered from how to get started to what is on offer at Shropshire SC for beginners, improvers or more advanced sailors. Just bring a change of clothes, soft-soled shoes and waterproofs and the club will supply everything else you need!

Shropshire SC is a recognised RYA Training Centre, meaning it conforms to the highest standards of quality and safety in the world.

Brian Rapson, Shropshire SC Commodore, believes 2015 is already shaping up to be a very exciting year for the club.

He said: “We are a small, friendly club that aims to accommodate the interests of individual members, families, keen racing sailors and those who just enjoy ‘messing about in boats’. Sailing has always suffered from a reputation of being a very expensive sport to participate in, this is not the case and we hope that our fleet of club boats will encourage people to take it up. Whitemere is a beautiful location and a lovely place to sail. We are delighted to be able to offer the opportunity for the local community to get involved in sailing and are looking forward to welcoming new faces through our doors.”

For more information about Shropshire Sailing Club and its Open Day visit