News from around the Eastern Region
RYA President visits Norfolk
RYA President, HRH The Princess Royal recently paid a visit to a North Norfolk sailing club, Snettisham Beach SC on East Anglia’s only west facing coastline near Hunstanton, to celebrate completion of a £120,000 refurbishment and extension scheme, funded by Sport England and the National Lottery.
Best ever 'Push The Boat Out' in Eastern Region
Hundreds of people took to the water for the first time in events held across the region as part of the RYA’s Push the Boat Out (PTBO) week in May.
In one of the most successful events in the Eastern Region the week of 13 to 21 May saw hundreds of people visit the largest number of clubs to open their doors to newcomers to try sailing. >> Read the Full Story
Push the Boat out in 2018 !!
Push the Boat Out (PTBO) will run for the whole of May in 2018, says the RYA. Such was the success of the week long event this year, with 31,000 people visiting 500 sailing centres, that the scheme is open for longer to encourage even more people to try sailing.
New Adventure Sailing Club begins at Norwich Centre
Whitlingham Outdoor Education Centre on the outskirts of Norwich has been relaunched as Whitlingham Adventure. As part of the revamp the Centre has relaunched its OnBoard programme as the OnBoard Adventure Club. The OnBoard programme is being run through a club membership scheme, with the youngsters involved join as members, then receive discounted sessions and be part of the Adventure Club community.
Whitlingham’s OnBoard Adventure Clubs takes place every Saturday morning from 10.30am-1pm, open to all those aged 8-18 years with Stage 1 or above.
Click the link to find out more about the OnBoard Adventure Club.
More People take to the Water
New research shows that 3.5 million people (6.7 per cent of UK adults) participated in one or more of 12 core boating activities in 2016, the highest volume recorded since 2009 (3.534 million). An additional 668,828 (1.3 per cent of UK adults) took part in growing watersports activities, a rise of approximately 95,000 more participants. Overall, a total of 4.16 million people (7.9 per cent of UK adults) enjoyed boating and watersports in 2016. Read more >>
Sailability Groups in the Eastern Region
The map at this link shows the various Sailability Groups that are operating in the Eastern Region area.
Non-native invasive species can affect marine operations, block boats’ engine cooling systems, foul hulls and lead to costly repairs. Please report sightings. More details on the problem, and how to report sightings can be found at this link >>