I have been looking at ways to get more women into sailing at the club (whatever their level) and having sent out a survey we are gradually getting to the good bit – that is deciding what we put on and when. For starters we will be looking at having a sail and social starting on Saturday 7th May from 2 until 4pm. We will have some Saturdays and some Tuesday evenings depending on availability and numbers. The Tuesday evenings will probably be 6/6.30 to 8pm
The emphasis is on having fun sailing (if not too windy then we might just walk!) alongside a social element (i.e. coffee and cake or something a bit stronger in the bar – Saturday afternoons only). It will be relaxed, informal and geared just to women – to help, to support, to raise confidence and not to feel pressured to do anything you don’t feel comfortable with. This isn’t to say that there won’t be the odd challenge but it will be up to each individual to decide when they take that step.
Here are the provisional dates up to middle of September:
Saturdays – May 7th and 28th; June 4th; July 2nd and 30th; August 6th and 13th and September 10th and 17th
Tuesdays – May 17th; June 14th and 21st; July 12th and 19th; August 30th
Please let me know if you are able to come as I need to organize the refreshments and boats. Do give me a call or ask any questions via e-mail and hopefully I will be able to help you with the answers 07813 765864 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org