Attenborough Sailing Club – Open Day

2022 Open Day – 30th April between 11am and 4pm.

The club enjoys the use of the Coneries Lagoon in the Attenborough Nature Reserve. It is the lake to the right as you drive to the Attenborough Nature Reserve Centre car park. We pride ourselves on being a friendly club and attract many residents from the local area who want to enjoy being on the water in such a pleasant environment. New members are always made to feel welcome. Over the last few years, we have built a modern clubhouse with a viewing balcony overlooking the Nature Reserve with a fully equipped clubroom, changing rooms and access for the disabled.

Many of our members have learnt to sail with us on one of our formal RYA courses that we run throughout the year. Others had spent time on a sailing course whilst away on holiday and wanted to consolidate their experience by sailing with us. Others just enjoy being in and around boats. Members enjoy a variety of racing, cruising & social activities. Club racing takes place on Sundays & Wednesday evenings throughout the year. For those not wanting to race, social gatherings and cruising takes place on Friday afternoons and evenings.

Our sport is not elitist. Our members come from many different walks of life. An individual membership is £120 a year and families, students and young people benefit from substantial discounts. Initially, the club is able to provide new members with free to use club boats. Many nice pre-loved boats can be purchased for a few hundred pounds once a new member has decided that the sport is for them and what type of boat it is that they want to sail. Boats are regularly exchanged within the club.

In recent years the club has been unable to hold its annual Open Day during the Covid pandemic but is pleased to now do so again. On the 30th April between 11am and 4pm we welcome the local community to “come and have a go”. No booking is required. Just turn up with an old pair of soft shoes that might get wet and be taken out for a boat ride by an experienced sailor, or just sit and enjoy a tea, coffee or beer on our balcony and enjoy the view.

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Best regards
Nick Turnbull-Ross