Carsington Water . Ashbourne . Derbyshire
Sailability March News
With the year moving on we are looking forward to the spring and summer sailing sessions.
This month has again been an active one with members sailing on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Our boats and equipment have all been checked over, faults logged and repairs under way.
We have a good team of eager volunteers who have enabled the group to continue activities through the winter months.
Training sessions on the use of the hoists, safe transfers, and general sailing skills have been held on poor weather days with practical Sailing sessions on the better days.
We have welcomed our members from Derwent View back again this year, their recent purchase of wetsuits has enabled them to sail with us through the winter months.
You may have noticed that we have been clearing an area adjacent the garage/workshop. This will form the foundation for a new storage shed which will be used to keep equipment used on our operating days. Locating this storage at the top of the slipway nearer to our fleet of boats will make our operation more time and effort efficient.
We are hoping to join in the Wednesday afternoon racing now that the weather is warming up!
This year we will be running two Disability Awareness Training days, the first of these will be run on Wednesday 29 March from 10am to 4pm. It’s a fun practical course giving an insight into various forms of disability. If you are interested in coming along to one of these please speak to Keith Stubbs, Mike Stoker, Jane Hague or enquire at the office.
Don’t forget we are always looking for volunteers to join our numbers and for new disabled members who would benefit from getting into sailing. If you know of anyone bring them along to meet us. Our fleet of boats is always available for anyone to try just contact any of the Sailability members, we will be only to pleased to show you around.