People in Whaley Bridge and district are being invited to join a sailing club they may not have heard of. It is on our doorstep, with dinghies sailing on the Toddbrook Reservoir that towers over Memorial Park. Toddbrook Sailing Club, which recently became a recognised Royal Yachting Association (RYA) training centre, is running lots of learn to sail courses this year for adults, children and families. The club wants Whaley Bridge folk, youngsters and families to take advantage of the great facilities, tucked away off Reservoir Road, or a short walk over from the Macclesfield Road area.
Training secretary Jane Thorpe says: “The RYA recognition means we can now award RYA certificates. Learn to Sail Sundays start on Sunday 28 April 2013 at 2pm. The Junior Start sailing course begins on Friday 3 May 2013 at 6pm”.
In ‘always look on the bright side’ mode, Jane added. “Last year’s wet summer was great for sailing – it’s something you can do when it’s pouring down, although it is great in the sunshine, too”.
Former special needs teacher Jane, who has just retired, has been drumming up interest at Whaley’s primary schools. “Sailing is a great sport for families”, she says.
Contact Jane on 0161 427 1721 to discuss joining the club and the different ways of learning on offer or email firstname.lastname@example.org . Full details are also on the club website www.toddbrooksailingclub.org.uk