Budding sailors can get out on the water thanks to a new virtual sailing club.
The Chichester-based Cody Sailing Club has no clubhouse or no boats. The primary purpose of the club is to organise affordable coastal sailing cruises and sailing-themed camps in a friendly and supportive group environment.
The club, which operates across the south coast, is inviting people to try out coastal dinghy sailing at Gosport’s Stokes Bay Club this Sunday.
It is being organised as part of the Royal Yachting Association’s Push the Boat Out (PTBO) campaign, which is aimed at getting people into the sport.
The session will give people an opportunity to sail in one of the club dinghies off the beach (weather permitting) with an experienced helm; buoyancy aids will be provided.
Everyone is invited to come along to this event to find out more about a range of sailing events coming up over the summer.
Visitors are asked to bring warm clothes that they don’t mind getting a bit wet or a dry-suit/wet-suit if they have one.
The event is from 10am to 3pm, at the beach near the Bayside Cabin Café Stokes Bay, Gosport, PO12 2QT.
The event is one of a number that Cody Sailing Club is running this summer.
As a ‘virtual sailing club’ specialising in fleet dinghy cruising and family camping, members sail most weekends during the season from March through to October.
The sailing is designed to suit a wide range of sailing abilities, while the camping also appeals to non-sailing members of all ages
The programme includes beach days, camping weekends, such as at Chichester Harbour, and extended camping/sailing holidays further afield, such as Poole Harbour and the West Country.
For more information, visit codysailingclub.co.uk or rya.org.uk/go/ptbo