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Ellia's Big Sail

by Nik Lever 10 Dec 2020 14:14 GMT 17 April 2021
Dovestone Sailing Club's Ellia Rhodes © Nik Lever

Dovestone Sailing Club Youth Representative, Ellia Rhodes, aged 16, is doing an endurance sail at Dovestone Reservoir on Saturday 17th April 2021, in aid of the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, RMCH.

Ellia's Just Giving page is She'll be sailing her dinghy solo for 10 hours non-stop. Ellia says, "I am very proud to support the RMCH. With my 10 hour sail challenge, I hope to raise as much money as possible for young people who attend & stay at RMCH. Please share my Just Giving page and I look forward to your support at Dovestone Sailing Club on this fun day."

As the clubs Youth Representative, Ellia is responsible for a new Youth Sailing Club, with RYA training taking place during the Easter holidays. She is also actively involved in promoting more youth sailing. Dedicated Youth Sailing Friday nights begin on the 23rd April 2021. From 5.00pm til 8pm, with supper after sailing.

2020 has been a difficult year for the club with Covid-19 restrictions limiting sailing opportunities. With the latest vaccines news and the return of better weather in the spring the club look forward to welcoming new members. See the website for more details

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