Author: Steve Murfet
Looking to spend time with family and enjoy the great outdoors? Have you ever considered what might be possible on-the-water? And it’s closer to home than you think! The RYA’s Push the Boat Out campaign is returning to Hunstanton Sailing Club and Water Sports Centre Sunday May 12th 2019 10:30am to 4pm (North Promenade PE36 6GB access the club using the slipway opposite Golden Lion Hotel) to offer you the chance to try sailing, windsurfing and other water based activities including sup boarding and canoeing. And now for the really cool bit, it’s all for free!
No experience necessary! Sessions supervised by qualified instructors.
Taster session for adults and children 10yrs or over (Children must be accompanied by an adult).
Changing facilities and buoyancy aids are available at the club. On arrival report to the sailing club and book your session. Club bar open all day for snacks and refreshments. Look forward to seeing you for a really fun day.
You’ll need to bring:
Comfortable clothes that you don’t mind getting damp such as shorts, leggings, joggers or walking trousers (not jeans)
Shoes you don’t mind getting wet (not flip flops)
A towel and change of clothes just in case you decide to go for a swim!
Tel: 01485 534705 (usually only available at weekends)
A quick note to say the social sail on Sunday 5th May is being cancelled due to bad weather.
Never mind, there is more social sailing planned for 26th along with an RYA Push the Boat out on the 12th
Hope you all have a good Bank Holiday.
FREE one hour taster sessions on 1st / 2nd April in Powerkiting and Stand-up Paddleboarding for 12-18 year olds.
For more information and to register please click here
This is a great opportunity for local children to experience new sports completely FREE.
Sailing Club member Jonny Gambell is windsurfing the Wash in aid of the RNLI
“As part of my Extended Project at College I am organising and planning a windsurf crossing from Hunstanton to Skegness and potentially back again, depending on weather conditions. My aim is to raise money for the RNLI charity which SAVES LIVES AT SEA and only exists thanks to generous donations.
We will be checking forecasts regularly in search for a perfect forecast to make the crossing and will set out from Hunstanton beach”
Fellow windsurfers Neil Greentree, Steve Chatten, Andy Holland will be escorting Jonny with John Fox and Penny Wiles coming along for the ride. Its date is fluid to get the right wind in the right direction but will be completed within the first 6 months of 2018. Sadly this event is not open to all for safety reasons but it will for sure test the nerve of the riders both physically and mentally.
Jonny has set up a Just Giving webpage to allow people to donate to this great cause – you can find it here