Great day for Up River Yacht Club. Warm sunshine and a fair breeze. 120 people went sail despite the competition from the Royal Wedding Moto GP and FA Cup all held on the same day.
Sailing proved a great draw and several people wanted to join the club immediately with many others seeking more information and showing a very keen interest in the sport and sailing on the River Crouch.
Editors choice of images from the event
A great day out. very family focused. These pictures also give you a glimpse into the great number of members who volunteered to support the Push The Boat Out event.
Check out this face book photo album (you will be able to access this if you are a FB user). https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10156393609544400&set=oa.1706073966138870&type=3&theater&ifg=1
Yes 120 people went sailing although technically is was 128 as several people enjoyed it so much they had another go. Three new memberships, two family. Plus a lot of interest from people keen to learn to sail. Our every popular coaching programme is, once again, bursting at the seams!
Fun sails are also proving a massive draw for new members who have done a little sailing before and would like to get out on the water again with the benefit of full safety boat cover and lots of experienced members around to ‘show them the ropes’.
Our facebook advertising for Push The Boat Out also attracted some cruiser owners to come along to Up River Yacht Club. One has joined and we anticipate another very soon.
Following PTBO our membership secretary Dave Willsmore has a list of families and individuals who are very interested in membership. They effectively represent a waiting list to join the coaching programme.
Existing members will always get priority over potential new members for cadet training places, so its worth encouraging people to join especially if a place arises due to an existing cadet dropping mid programme. We are also happy to get new members afloat in club boats during fun sails, so they can still enjoy being out on the water whilst awaiting a training place.