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Windfall boost for sail club

THE future is bright for Olton Mere Sailing Club in Solihull following a significant funding boost from Sport England to help towards it becoming a prestigious RYA Training Centre.

THE future is bright for Olton Mere Sailing Club in Solihull following a significant funding boost from Sport England to help towards it becoming a prestigious RYA Training Centre.

And this Saturday, May 7, the club is opening its doors to the public from 11am-4pm as part of an activities open day at Olton Mere reservoir, and anyone will be able to enjoy a short, free sailing taster session to sample sailing for the first time.

The Open Day will kick off an exciting month for Olton Mere SC as it invests the £9,350 it has been awarded from the Sport England Small Grants Fund in three new state-of-the-art dinghies. With the addition of the new boats, Olton Mere SC is poised to receive official RYA Training Centre recognition, meaning is has been approved to run the RYA’s extensive programme of world class training courses and qualifications for all ages and abilities.

By becoming a RYA training centre, Olton Mere SC will be able to offer even more high quality, structured sailing opportunities to its members and the local community.

For anyone unable to attend the club’s open day, it is also running a taster afternoon on Saturday, May 14 from 1pm-4pm. The cost for the three hours is £15 and this fee will be deducted off the joining fee for anyone who becomes a club member after attending the day. The first RYA Training courses are set to run on June 5-6 subject to the club achieving full recognition by this date.

Olton Mere SC is situated just off the A41 Warwick Road heading north-west from junction 5 of the M42 in Olton.

For more information about what’s on at Olton Mere SC and how to get involved, visit www.oltonmere.org

 

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