Scaling Dam hosts sailing open day

Try your hand at sailing on Scaling Dam
Try your hand at sailing on Scaling Dam

SCALING Dam Sailing Club is holding an open day for people who fancy taking up sailing.

The event takes place on Sunday 8 May from 11am to 4pm - there’s no charge, just turn up on the day.

Commodore Dave White said: “We typically have 200 to 300 visitors of all ages and everyone thoroughly enjoys the experience. This really is a great opportunity for people to try dinghy sailing and it’s free.

“Like last year, refreshments will be available throughout the day and we hope to have a stall raising money for the RNLI.

“The club already has 400 members but is always keen to welcome anyone who is interested in dinghy sailing or windsurfing.

“We have an active youth and junior section as well as a sailability section which allows those with disabilities to sail in specially adapted catamarans.

“We also have links with several local schools and are a member of the RYA On-board scheme aimed at encouraging youngsters to take up dinghy sailing.

“Plus, we’re now recognised as a registered Community Amateur Sports Club.

Mr White said although the open day may be thought of as a sporting event, the club was keen to encourage families and individuals - both young and old - who have never thought about dinghy sailing to give it a whirl.

For more information about the event or the club itself they can ring Mr White on (01642) 672600, e-mail the club at or visit our website

Suitable outdoor clothing is recommended.