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Discover Sailing at West Lancashire Yacht Club in April-Have a Go!

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WEST LANCASHIRE YACHT CLUB

Marine Drive

Southport

PR8 1RY

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Wow! Fantastic, Exhilarating - Just a few comments from folk who came to our Open Day last year. If you have sailed before, fancy another go, or just wondered what it was like to sail across the Lake with only the wind to power you, then this is your chance to find out and see why we love sailing so much. A great sport for individuals, couples, children and the whole family to do together.

You will be taken out in a Club Boat for a sail with an experienced RYA trained Instructor round the Marine Lake - so no experience is necessary. Dinghies vary in size and can take 2 - 4 people.

Do stay after your sail as we have a barbeque by the lake, home made cakes and the bar will be open all day.

COST - Your Sailing is FREE

It's FREE for this day only. If you can't make April 26th then please get intouch and we can arrange another day with a one to one Instructor. Other dates carry a small £15.00 per person charge to cover our costs.

BOOKING

Please book you ticket slots to ensure you will have a sail. Familes and Friends should book at the same time then we can take you out together.

STUDENTS

If you are coming as a group please book a slot between 3.00 and 4,00 pm

AGE REQUIREMENTS

There is no Minimum Age Requirement. Although the lake is only 4' deep, we just ask that participants are able to swim, and that children under the age of 16 are accompanied by a responsible parent/adult.

DIRECTIONS

The SplashWorld Marathon is on that day so you will may have a detour along the Promenade - but can still get through.

West Lancashire Yacht Club is on Marine Drive, on the seaward side of the Marine Lake and 300 m North of KFC & McDonalds, 500 m North of the Pier. A big green buoy with a banner on marks our entrance. From the Marine Drive carpark you must dip down behind the dunes on the lake side. There are a few clubs on the lake - WLYC will have flags flying and plenty of banners welcoming you by the entrance. We have a big free car park. You are looking for a Flags and gazebo at the entrance to the Car Park as well as banners

WHAT TO WEAR

Messing about on the water can be a little wet, you are advised to bring with you a change of clothes, a towel and some suitable shoes that you don't mind getting wet. We will provide buoyancy aids, and a spray top if needed. Do wear layers as it can be much colder on the water and a waterprrof jacket or anorak is useful. Food and Drink are available to buy at very reasonable prices.

WHAT TO EXPECT

When you arrive you will be greeted and asked for your name and booked time slot. Best to arrive ten minutes before so we can fit your buoyancy aid and find you an Instructor and Boat. You will be taken to your boat when the time is ready, your instructor will steady the boat, in you get and you can do as little or a much as you wish - weather and experience dependant. You will be asked to crew the boat, look after the trim of the sails and balance the boat. Dependant on how busy you are you will be on the water for 20 mins - if not too busy longer.

WHAT IF YOU WANT TO KNOW MORE

West Lancs Yacht Clubs is an RYA traininig centre and we run starter and improvement courses through out the year. We have plenty of Club boats, instructors and people to help you. It is a sirprisingly low cost sport to get started. In additiona to Dinghy Sailing we do Power Boat Courses, Remote Control Yachts Racing and sail Offshore through out the year. Just ask.

ANY QUESTIONS ?

Give the clubhouse a call on 01704 530840 or Christine on 07788 370257

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