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Push the Boat Out
Sat 13 May 2017, 10:00 – 16:00 BST
UPDATE: THIS EVENT HAS NOW SOLD OUT. IF YOU WISH YOU ARE MORE THAN WELCOME TO COME ALONG TO THE EVENT AS A SPECTATOR. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN EITHER HAVING A GO AT SAILING OR JOINING THE CLUB PLEASE DROP US AN EMAIL THROUGH THIS PAGE AND WE CAN GIVE YOU DETAILS OF HOW TO GO ABOUT THIS.
Visitors will have the opportunity to sail with experienced sailors, visit the club and enjoy Culmore from the water.
Come and visit our club, have a look around the dinghies. Go for a sail around Culmore Bay in the capable hands of our experienced sailors and maybe even skipper the boat!! Each session will last 1 hour and you will be taught the basics of sailing or if you want just sit back, relax and enjoy the view.
On arrival you will be introduced to your skipper for the day. You will be shown the dinghy to familiarize you with it, given a safety briefing then it will be time to get in the dinghy and set sail. You will be given the opportunity to help sail the dinghy and ask the skipper questions.
Please bring a wet suit if you have one but if not then wear clothes you don’t mind getting wet plus an old pair of trainers. No jeans. Bring a change of clothing.
Minimum age is 10 years old. We particularly welcome children and women to our event. All participants must be able to swim. Under 18's must be accompanied by an adult.
The session will last approximately 1 hour. This will include registration, the safety briefing and the sailing session. Buoyancy aids will be provided.
Please note this event will be weather dependant and may be cancelled due to inclement weather conditions. If this happens, we will endeavour to re-arrange the event for the next suitable weekend.
Meet at Lough Foyle Yacht Club. We are based in Culmore just outside Derry. Take the A2 Culmore Road out of Derry and turn right onto Coney Road just before the Magnet Bar in Culmore. After about half a mile turn right onto Culmore Point and the club is at the end of this road.