Try your hand on the tiller for free at Bewl Water’s open day
by Andy Tong | 8th May 2019
FREE sessions for all the family are being offered by Bewl Sailing Association on the South-East’s largest reservoir, Bewl Water, on Saturday May 18.
The event, at Lamberhurst, is part of the Royal Yacht Association’s Push the Boat Out campaign to attract people who are new to the sport or looking to get back on the water.
Commodore Mark Munday said: “We’re inviting the local community to come down to have a go at sailing, see what Bewl Sailing Association and the other sailing groups and organisations have to offer, and get involved. Who knows, you might just get hooked.
“Sailing can be as physical or as relaxing as you want to make it. You can sail with others or on your own, do it competitively, or potter about and just enjoy the gentle escape of being outside in the elements.”
Visitors may be of any age, and can simply turn up at Bewl Water and book their session with an experienced helm. The day runs from 10am to 4pm and parking is free.
With integrated sailing provided by Mariners of Bewl, this is also an opportunity for the physically disabled and able-bodied to get afloat and enjoy sailing together.
Buoyancy aids will be provided, and refreshments are available throughout the day.
To find out more about Bewl Sailing Association, visit bewlsailing.club or follow @BewlSailing on Facebook
For details about Mariners of Bewl, visit mariners-of-bewl.org.uk or follow @MarinersBewl on Facebook
For more information on Push the Boat Out, visit rya.org.uk/go/ptbo