Plain sailing at Banbury club’s open day event

Banbury Sailing Club will host their second open day on Sunday, September 2
Banbury Sailing Club will host their second open day on Sunday, September 2

Following the success of its ‘Push the Boat Out’ open day Banbury Sailing Club is preparing for a second such event this weekend.

On Sunday, September 2, from 2pm until 4pm, the club, based at Boddington Reservoir, between the Boddingtons and Byfield, will give people 
the chance to experience sailing.

Banbury Sailing Club’s Kate Barlow said: “The sensational weather has definitely had an impact in more people wanting to find out what sailing is all about this year and it’s been fantastic seeing many new faces around the club.

“As well as encouraging people to try sailing for the first time we’re always looking at ways to offer new and different activities to keep our existing members happy and active too.

“This summer we’ve introduced a couple of different styles of racing and at different times so people have more options and opportunities in when they come to sail.

She added: “Traditional ‘first past the post’ fleet and handicap racing have continued, but match racing, where two boats go head to head in a round robin competition, and pursuit racing, where the ‘hare’ boats chase the ‘tortoises’, have been very popular additions.”

Additionally people can take a tour of the £135,000 clubhouse which will celebrate its first anniversary during the open day.

The free event requires no pre-booking and attendees are asked to wear soft-soled shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting wet.

Refreshments including hot and cold food will be available throughout the day.

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