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Hykeham Sailing Club - RYA Discover Sailing Open Day Event

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Apex Lake

Rear of Fox and Hounds Pub

North Hykeham

Lincoln

LN6 9SP

United Kingdom

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***** WE REGRET THAT OUR DISCOVER SAILING OPENS DAYS FOR 2020 HAVE BEEN CANCELLED *****

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Discover Sailing at our friendly RYA Affiliated Club and Recognised Training Centre.

This is a great way to find out if you like sailing before joining as a club member and booking on one of our RYA Level 1 and 2 courses to teach you to become a competent sailor. Our Discover Sailing Sessions provide you with the ideal opportunity to try out sailing as a relaxing hobby or to become a keen racer.

During these Sessions you will get a taste of the basics of sailing. You’ll try dinghy sailing with an experienced sailor to show you the ropes. This session will give you the chance to crew and control the jib (the front sail) and with instruction take control of the tiller and steer the boat.

Whether you are sailing for the first time, or sailing again after a break, you can be sure of a warm and friendly welcome. Our Discover Sailing Sessions run in the summer to provide the ideal introduction to sailing and offer an informal, yet structured opportunity to have a go at sailing and discover the joy and excitement of sailing.

We are open from midday until 4pm for refreshments and a chat. We recommend you pre-book an "on the water" slot. Sailing starts at 12.30pm and finishes 3.30pm. Please arrive 30 minutes before your booked session, for a pre sail safety briefing. You’ll set sail with your experienced helm to explore the lake for approximately 30 minutes, then you will come ashore where we can give you details on membership and RYA dinghy sailing courses and answer any questions you may have.

There is no charge for this session.

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Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Children under the age of 14 years are welcome to attend when participating with their family.

Children aged 14 years and over may participate on their own; however all under 16's must be accompanied on land during the day.

How to get here and parking arrangements?

The Postcode for your SAT NAV is LN6 9SP - The entrance is on the left of the Fox and Hounds Pub; follow the road around the lake, past the Scouts Activity Centre and on to Hykeham Sailing Club.

There is parking onsite beside the clubhouse.

What do I need to bring to the event?

Clothing: Wear layers of clothing to sail in, ie, a swimming cossie/trunks, followed by a T-shirt, a sweatshirt/fleece, leggings/tracksuit trousers (NOT JEANS!) and a wind/waterproof layer, a cagoule is ideal. You must be warm and comfortable so dress appropriately for the weather, it’s always easier to remove layers of clothing if you get too warm.

Footwear: To protect your feet, and the boat, wear canvas shoes/trainers/wet boots/sailing wellies, but NOT bare feet, high heels or gardening wellies! Bring a couple of pairs of socks, your feet will get wet!

Change of Clothing: Always bring a change of clothing, shoes and a towel with you for after sailing, as you may get wet!! The club has hot shower facilities for both male and female participants.

Essential Extras: A warm hat and gloves, sun cream and sunglasses are essential extras, it could be cold, it could be hot, and the water intensifies any weather condition!

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Email us: tasterdays@hykehamsailing.co.uk

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No

Can I update my registration information?

Yes, it is important that any changes are notified to us.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes, providing you let us know, you may transfer your place to another person or to another date if available.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

No: It is important that any changes are notified to us.

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Apex Lake

Rear of Fox and Hounds Pub

North Hykeham

Lincoln

LN6 9SP

United Kingdom

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