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Southwold Sailing Club needs your votes to make it to the final round of the AVIVA Community Fund

Southwold Sailing Club needs your votes to make it to the final round of the AVIVA Community Fund.
Southwold Sailing Club has applied for a grant of £8000 to purchase 3 Wayfarer dinghies to help members of the community of all ages and abilities to access the sport of sailing and to enjoy what we love doing the most! Your vote can help to make this happen!

We need your help so please, please vote for us by doing the following:
Step 1:Click the link VOTE NOW!
Step 2:Register with facebook or set up an AVIVA account
Step 3:Vote for COMMUNITY SAILING FOR ALL AGES(feel free to use all 10 votes)
Voting closes on 21st November where the winners will be selected by a judging panel!
Southwold SC became an affiliated RYA training centre in 2014 which has allowed us to run free learn to sail courses for members. The courses are run by volunteer qualified instructors with the support of volunteer club members.
As a result of all the hard work from members, the club is becoming more vibrant with lots of energy and a growing social scene which in turn is attracting more members of different ages and abilities. We want to be in a position to accommodate as many people as possible.
We currently have a fleet of 7 Laser Pico’s, which we use to run 16 free training sessions each season. These dinghies are small and require agile sailors such as youngsters, fit adults and sailors who don’t mind shuffling around. Unfortunately they are not ideal for less agile and older sailors and do not suit their needs. This is frustrating as we see many sailors have a go but decide they are too uncomfortable to sail and as a result they don’t come back.
The Wayfarer is a bigger, more stable dinghy and provide a more comfortable seated position to to sail from, therefore it’s much kinder on your knees. They are often seen with entire families sailing them.
Sailing at Southwold has the benefits of exhilarating sea sailing in front of the town, a safe learn to sail river setting and a 4 mile stretch of river where we often make trips up the picturesque River Blyth to the Blythburgh White Hart for a spot of lunch and refreshments. These prove very popular and all types of boats containing all types of sailors turnout to enjoy the group activity in a safe, fun and beautiful environment. We want all members of the community to be able to enjoy these amazing activities at Southwold.
To summarise-If you vote and share this page you could help Southwold Sailing Club get a broader range of people onto the water and to enjoy the social aspect of the club. Whether they are retired sailors who think their sailing days are over, retired members of the community, people who have bad joints and are less agile due to injuries, disabled people or even families wanting to do group activities;we want to give you all the opportunity to get sailing and to enjoy the ever expanding and vibrant social scene at Southwold Sailing Club.

Our 2018 programme will currently contain the following:

Taster opportunities throughout the season
2 open days to give taster opportunities
A well structured ‘learn to sail’ programme for youths and adults
A sea sailing programme as further training
Sunday Funday’s throughout the season
Yacht cruises to Lowestoft for lunch
River cruises for lunch/Tea
A vibrant social calendar

And with the help of 3 Wayfarers:

A programme for less agile sailors of all ages
More group sailing for all

By casting your vote for us, you can help make this happen, become a part of Southwold Sailing Club and get sailing too!

Please vote for our project!
Thank you for your time!

Vote Here
We need your help so please vote for us by doing the following:
Step 1:Click the “Vote here” button ABOVE
Step 2:Register with facebook or set up an AVIVA account
Step 3:Vote for COMMUNITY SAILING FOR ALL AGES(feel free to use all 10 votes)