SNOWFALL failed to dampen spirits when Goring Sailing Club held an open day for new members.
More than 70Â people attended the event at the club off Bridle PathÂ on Saturday despite the cold weather.
There were demonstrations from junior members using several boats, including the club’s new double-hander RS Feva. Food and drink was served in the clubhouse and music was played throughout the day.
Vice-commodore Rob Jones said: “After it stopped snowing we got quiteÂ a few visitors and attracted several new members.
“I think people were impressed with the great facilities at the club. We’ve invested so much that you don’t need your own boat to enjoy sailing on the river.
“The juniors were taking everybody out on boats all day long. No adults were involved, which shows how vibrant the junior section is.”
The club has more than 300 members, about half of whom are juniors. It also has more than a dozen volunteer instructors and assistants and regularly holds workshops for children’s groups and schools.
The youth sectionÂ involves both racing as well as fun events.
For more information, visitÂ www.goringthamessc.org.uk