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Itchenor Sailing Club host Open Day to celebrate launch of 2000 experience

by Rebecca Oldfield 19 Apr 2018 15:13 BST 6 May 2018

Itchenor Sailing Club is delighted to announce that it will be hosting an Open Day on Sunday 6 May to officially launch its new 2000 Dinghy Sailing Experience. The Chichester-based Club will open its doors and welcome people of all ages and abilities to discover more about Itchenor and their new fleet of 2000 dinghies.

The highlight of the day will take place at 12 noon when the Club's new 2000 dinghies will be officially launched and the boats' names will be announced. The names were selected following a competition with the general public to send in their suggestions; winners will receive one month's free membership to the sailing club as well as a neck gaiter from Rooster Sailing. As part of the launch, complimentary bubbly and nibbles will be available and there will be live music on the bandstand.

Open from 9.30am – 3.00pm, the free entry event will provide visitors with the opportunity to get advice from the Club's fully qualified RYA instructor about the training courses available at Itchenor for beginners, improvers and experienced sailors. Members and Class Captains will also be available to answer questions and help those looking to take their first steps in trying this exciting and sociable sport.

As well as the water-based activities, guests can learn about the Club's on-shore facilities with a tour of the beautiful Clubhouse and the opportunity to enjoy the stunning setting of Itchenor and the Chichester Harbour.

Neil Hart, Commodore at Itchenor Sailing Club, commented: "This is the first time we have offered an accessible sailing experience at Itchenor where boats can be hired for use. The Open Day in May will be the perfect opportunity to officially celebrate the launch of the programme, which has been designed to be about fun, flexible and sociable sailing. We look forward to welcoming visitors to discover what we have to offer here at Itchenor."

New members signing up to the 2000 Experience on the day can take advantage of the Club's special introductory offer for the first year and free first use of one of the Club's 2000 dinghies.

The event starts at 9.30am on Sunday 6 May and is free entry.

To find out more about joining the new 2000 Experience at Itchenor visit www.itchenorsc.co.uk or call 01243 512400.

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