Ouse Amateur Sailing Club to host Discover Sailing programme

The Ouse Amateur Sailing Club is one of the region’s clubs taking part in the Discover Sailing programme

There’s never been a better time to explore your local environment, and what better way to see this than from the water through the #DiscoverSailing programme.

On coastlines, lakes and waterways across the UK there are around 2,000 RYA affiliated clubs and centres offering opportunities for water-lovers of all ages to get afloat, with many of these based on the East Coast inland rivers, lakes, Broads, estuaries and waterways.

Research has proven that boating and being in ‘blue space’ has a positive effect on health and mental well-being, so this summer some venues are running #DiscoverSailing sessions, inviting you to come and ‘have a go’ for very little cost and experience the benefits for yourself

One of these is the Ouse Amateur Sailing Club based on the River Great Ouse, close to Lynn, which is holding a Discover Sailing Day on Sunday, May 28 between 1pm and 4pm.

All aged five and over are welcome to sail for free.

Sue Pogmore, from the club, said: “Buoyancy aids will be provided, and we advise that people bring a towel and a change of clothing, as well as suitable footwear.

“Friendly and experienced members will be on hand all afternoon to take visitors out. We always aim to give potential sailors a feel for the activity, and if possible let them take the helm themselves.

Depending on numbers and weather conditions, we try and get participants on the water as much as possible, in a variety of craft.

“Visitors are welcome to stay all afternoon; hot and cold drinks will be available, and we are happy for people to bring a picnic as we have a pleasant grassy site.”

It is a free event, with pre-booking not required (postcode for Satnav PE34 3AW). For more details contact Sue at hon.sailingsec@oasc.co.uk, or call on 01366 500461.

For more information about Ouse Amateur Sailing Club, please visit: https://www.oasc.co.uk/