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Gale force winds didn't stop play as Kielder Water Push the Boat Out

by John & Judy Scullion on 21 May 2015 16-17 May 2015

Despite winds of up to 40 knots throughout the weekend, Kielder Water Sailing Club's Push the Boat Out event to encourage people to go afloat was enjoyed by all. Visitors were given a warm welcome and although unable to go sailing were given a tour of the club's excellent facilities and had the chance to have what turned out to be a rather wet tour of the eastern part of Kielder Water in one of the club's patrol boats. Despite being cold on their return, there were smiles all round.

On Sunday the wind continued to blow, but again that didn't stop either the visitors or the talented instructors at KWSC. Jo Elliott did a great job running windsurfing taster sessions for both adults and youngsters with hot showers and hot chocolate ready on their return.

Meanwhile, anyone who didn't fancy getting wet could watch the club's enthusiastic sailing instructors keeping a dozen Young Sailors engaged in ingenious balancing games in boats tied to the jetty and races using bin bags as sails! If you missed 'Push the Boat Out' but would like to try either windsurfing or sailing please contact Julie Gibbon

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