Sailing club offers free taster day

A county sailing club is hosting a free taster day next month to give people the opportunity to test their sea legs.

Newbiggin Sailing Club will hold the day on Saturday, July 13, for accompanied children wanting to try out sailing for the first time.

For no charge, any member of the public can experience the sport for themselves in the relative safety of Newbiggin bay – subject to weather conditions – to find out if sailing could be for them.

Club commodore Chris Hudson said: “Everyone thinks that sailing is expensive, but it isn’t with us.

“We’re smashing the myth that sailing is a rich man’s sport.

“We can provide wetsuits, buoyancy aids, and all the equipment you need. It’s great value for less than £100 a year, per person – and a family membership costs only £106.”

The club began taking to the water in 1961.

Since that time, it has seen the bay improved following the introduction of new sand, the building of a breakwater topped by the Couple statue, and the new NOAH wind monitoring tower constructed further out to sea.

Anyone interested in attending the taster session or joining the club can contact Chris Hudson on (01670) 503529 to reserve a place.

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