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'Push The Boat Out' Open day at Lackford Lakes

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The St Edmundsbury Sailing and Canoeing Association (SESCA) are getting involved with the annual RYA "push the boat out" campaign, along with hundreds of other clubs nationwide.

Lackford Lakes is holding an open day this Sunday 10.30am to 4pm, giving anyone over the age of seven, a sailing taster session.

Representatives including the Bury St Edmunds, Newmarket and Mildenhall Sea Cadets, Suffolk Scouts and WASH Sailablity will be at the event ready to answer any questions you may have.

This event is weather permitting, but the "have-a-go" campaign gives everyone a chance to try sailing for free.

Lackford lakes will be doing taster sessions this Sunday
Lackford lakes will be doing taster sessions this Sunday

The event has helped more than 90,000 people experience sailing in the last five years, with many joining a club or signing up for courses after they've attended.

If you want to sail, you will need to bring soft soled shoes, a change of clothes and a towel because it's likely you'll get wet.

“Sailing is such an accessible sport and many people aren’t aware of the opportunities available close to them or how affordable the sport can be” said Mike Steele from SESCA. “We’re inviting the local community to come down to have a go at sailing, see what the club has to offer and get involved.”

The SESCA run events from March until November, and they also run coaching sessions and sailing courses for members.

SESCA (9596048)
SESCA (9596048)

For full details about the event visit www.westsuffolksailing.org.uk or follow the SESCA on facebook.