Sailing: Taster day at Highcliffe

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HIGHCLIFFE Sailing Club is inviting prospective sailors of all ages and abilities to join in the fun at a taster day tomorrow.

May is National Watersports Month and the Mudeford Quay-based club are hoping to get dozens of people out on the water during the Royal Yachting Association’s (RYA) Push the Boat Out weekend.

It marks the third year of the RYA’s quest to generate greater interest and participation in sailing across the country with a host of coastal and inland clubs taking part.

Starting at 10am, Highcliffe hope to showcase their facilities with a tour of the clubhouse as well as introducing the public to several categories of boats including Lasers, Solos, Mirrors, Wayfarers, Picos, Oppis, Phantoms and RS’s. There will be a chance to talk to members about the boats sailing Christchurch Bay and the harbour.

More information can be found on the club’s website at www.highcliffesailing.co.uk or by phoning 07791 767116.

Details of the RYA initiative can be found on club’s website at www.rya.org.uk/go/ptbo

  • Jasmin Summers may have missed out on a clean sweep in the fourth and final round of Royal Lymington Yacht Club’s Monday Evening Dinghy Series but still took the overall Optimist honours.

Having finished first in each of the three previous races, Summers, who was on board Whirl Wind, came in second to Tom Mitchell’s No Idea.

The victory saw Mitchell leapfrog Alexandra Paton (Forget Me Knot), who finished third out of five competitors in the last race, in the final standings.

Monday Evening Series results: 1 Jasmin Summers (Whirl Wind), 2 Tom Mitchell (No Idea), 3 Alexandra Paton (Forget Me Knot).

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