First sail of the season

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Sun, sea and sailing.

Rye Harbour Sailability (RHS) held its first sailing event of the year last Wednesday at Rye Harbour.

At the beginning of April, volunteers had turned out in the cold for three days of training which involved taking the boats out of storage, checking the rigging and getting out on the water as well as some theory, (which gave everyone the opportunity to warm up with hot drinks and of course cake!).

On Wednesday the weather was a little kinder with a bright sky, although there was a fresh north-easterly breeze giving a chill to the air. The day went well with volunteers and sailors enjoying their time on the water.

When the tide allows, we sail from April to October in two adapted dinghies with a safety boat at hand, under the watchful eye of a Royal Yachting Association (RYA) trained senior instructor. Refreshments and food are available to buy at each event.

Just the weather for an inaugural trip out to sea

RHS is a charity run by volunteers.  Please do get in touch if you feel you can spare some of your time to help, either on the water or onshore.

It’s not all about sailing, we need help with the administration of the charity too. The next sail is on Wednesday, May 18.

To find out more and check our sailing and social programme, please visit www.ryeharboursailability.org or you can call 01797 223 112.

Image Credits: Caroline Wylson .

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