‘Push the boat out’ at Axmouth

PUBLISHED: 11:27 28 April 2016 | UPDATED: 11:27 28 April 2016

A collage of scenes from the Axe Yacht Club which is based at Axmouth harbour

A collage of scenes from the Axe Yacht Club which is based at Axmouth harbour


Axe Yacht Club’s invitation to an open day for the whole family

‘Come and push the boat out’ – that’s the invitation for the whole family from the Axe Yacht Club.

It is planning an open day on Saturday, May 14, when people can go along and find out how to get involved in sailing and motor boating locally.

Free taster sailing is on offer as part of the Royal Yacht Club’s (RYA) Push the Boat Out 2016 scheme.

Club spokesman Amanda Parker said: “Axe Yacht Club will be open from 10.30am to 4pm on Saturday.

“Take a tour around the boatyard and clubhouse, talk to members about their dinghies, sailing cruisers and motor boats.

“There will be a land-based display of dinghies, including the training dinghies purchased with a Sport England grant, awarded recently to support the development of cadet and family sailing at AYC.

“Weather permitting, you will be able to try a taster sail in a dinghy or onboard a sailing cruiser. There will also be information about motor boating and sea fishing from AYC, as well as details of the RYA courses offered at the club.

“There is no need to book if you just want to have a look around, but if you would like a taster sail booking is essential by contacting event organiser ayc-ptbo@rdsailing.org.uk”

Steve Biddle, club commodore, said: “We are delighted to be taking part in the Push the Boat Out. We are inviting the community to have a go at sailing and see what the club has to offer. Who knows, you might just get hooked!”

For full details about all the activities at AYC, visit www.axeyachtclub.co.uk or follow the club on Facebook and Twitter.

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