Sailors push the boat out

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Dinghies racing at RHSC

The Rye Harbour Sailing Club (RHSC) open day – Push the Boat Out – this year is on Friday, Saturday and Sunday May 20 – 22.  We invite you and your family and friends to come and enjoy the experience of sailing, as the club hosts another ‘have a go at sailing for free’ as part of National Royal Yachting Association (RYA) Push the Boat Out.

Sailing cruisers racing in Rye Bay
Sailing cruisers racing in Rye Bay

You will be able to experience cruiser sailing on Friday and the thrill of cruiser racing on Sunday. If you want to experience dinghy sailing you will need to be at the clubhouse from 10am on Saturday May 21 and/or Sunday 22  at RHSC, The Point, Rye Harbour, TN31 7TU.  There will also be different activities taking place on both days. Help get the boats ready to sail before setting sail at around 11:30am. Look out for the demonstration on how to tie knots and splice rope. You can also get some important information from the RNLI about sea safety. There will be hot food and drinks and from 1pm we will be holding a BBQ at the clubhouse.  If you want to have a go at dinghy sailing you will need to book in advance by contacting Caroline Wylson on 01797 223112 by Friday May 20.  If you want to sail or race on a cruiser, please book in advance by calling Richard Hopper on 01797 222291 before Thursday May 19. Whether you are dinghy or cruiser sailing you will need to bring warm clothes with you – please ask what you need to bring with you when making a booking.  RHSC will provide life jackets.  Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

Photos: RHSC

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