Monday, 25 June 2018

Sailing club cash

HENLEY Sailing Club has been awarded £2,000 by the Royal Yachting Association to support training, encourage new sailors and increase

HENLEY Sailing Club has been awarded £2,000 by the Royal Yachting Association to support training, encourage new sailors and increase safety on the club’s racing course off Willow Lane, Wargrave.

The money will be matched by donations from members.

Commodore Peta Bowyer said: “It’s such fantastic good news to receive so early in the sailing season as we count down to the start of the new racing calendar in March.

“The grant will be used to assist in the purchase of sailing rigs for our fleet of Lasers and our Optimist, replacement of out-of-date buoyancy aids, a new shortwave radio and an engine for our safety boat.”

Helene Hook, who made the application on behalf of the club, said: “This new equipment will make such a difference.”

The new season starts on Sunday, March 24. For more information, visit www.henleysailingclub.org.uk

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