Bartley Sailing Club House is now OPEN Mondays
From 5.30pm to 8.30pm
So if you feel like a little social drink, repair your dinghy or visit Slimming World your find the Club House open.
Push the Boat Out – Saturday 17th May 2014
I just want to let everyone know about ‘Push the Boat Out’. It is a national RYA initiative that we are joining in with and combining with our own Open Day.
The club will be opening its doors from 9.30am to people of all ages and abilities to come along and have a go at sailing.
Some of you will already know that the BBC were at the Club yesterday filming our activities. They went out on the water, interviewed a few members, filmed one of Howard’s school groups. This will all be broadcast this Friday on the BBC Midlands Tonight programme at about 6.30pm. I am sure this will show the club in a good light. It may also lead to people turning up on Saturday for our Open Day. Information has also gone to local radio and newspapers.
On Saturday the club will be open, with K2O being there in the morning. It is hoped that we will attract visitors throughout the day and get as many as possible out on the water. In the afternoon we plan to do one race, which will give us a chance to show what racing is all about. The race is not part of the Spring Series.
The important thing is to get as many members there as possible to showcase the club. It would be good to get boats rigged so people can look at them and also get some out on the water for people to see.
If you haven’t been up to the club for a while, this is a chance to get back up and see what’s going on. You can also see the new changing facilities which have just been finished and do look very smart.
Look forward to seeing a very busy club, lots of members and visitors.
Join in and ‘Push the Boat Out’ at Bartley Sailing Club
May is National Watersports Month and Bartley Sailing Club in Bartley Green are hoping to get 30 plus people out on the water on RYA Push the Boat Out weekend.
On Saturday 17th May, the club will be opening its doors and inviting people of all ages and abilities to come along and have a go at sailing.
Whether you’re completely new to the sport, looking to get back on the water or sail regularly, Bartley will be one of the many sailing clubs and centres across the country taking part in RYA Push the Boat Out weekend. The event will see hundreds of people taking part in the sport at open days, have a go sessions and fun events for all the family.
Starting at 9.30 on 17th May at Bartley there will be a chance to have a go at sailing a dinghy. Anyone can join in, it’s completely free, so just turn up.
Mike Gibson the new commodore said: “We are delighted to be taking part in the RYA Push the Boat Out, we are inviting the local community to come down to the club, have a go at sailing, see what the club has to offer and get involved, who knows if you visit you might just get hooked! “
RYA Sport Development Manager Duncan Truswell said “Push the Boat Out provides the perfect opportunity for people to discover their local sailing venue, meet key volunteers and like-minded people, have a go at the sport and find out how much fun it is and how easy it is to get involved.”
For full details about what’s going on at Bartley Sailing Club visit www.bartleysailingclub.com.
For more information on RYA Push the Boat Out visit www.rya.org.uk/go/ptbo
For more information contact:
Mike GibsonTel: 07713 114877
Website address: www.bartleysailingclub.com
Notes to Editors:
About Push the Boat Out
Push the Boat Out is an RYA initiative which was first created as part of the RYA Sail for Gold Programme which was launched in March 2011.
The 2014 event will take place over the weekend of 17-18 May and will see clubs and centres across the UK holding open days and inviting those who live locally to come and ‘have a go’ at sailing and windsurfing.
For more information visit www.rya.org.uk/go/PTBO