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Leicestershire Youth Sailing Charity Celebrates New Clubhouse

Leicestershire Youth Sailing Charity Celebrates New Clubhouse

Posted: Tue, 18 Oct 2022 15:58

Dedicated volunteers at Leicestershire & Rutland Youth Sailing Association are celebrating after turning their dream of a new clubhouse into a reality. The £350,000 project has spanned five years and was made possible thanks to countless volunteer hours, fundraising and grants, and the generosity of supporters. Read More »

Source: Active Together

Tags: News, Partner, Public, Sailing

What's stopping you getting afloat?

What's stopping you getting afloat?

Posted: Tue, 16 Aug 2022 15:00

The RYA is inviting all water users to share their feedback in a survey about the barriers currently having an impact on boating. Read More »

Source: Active Together

Tags: News, Partner, Public, Sailing

Memorial race for Leicestershire and Rutland Youth Sailing Association’s John Buckingham

Memorial race for Leicestershire and Rutland Youth Sailing Association’s John Buckingham

Posted: Wed, 06 Jul 2022 13:56

Leicestershire and Rutland Youth Sailing Association (LRYSA) held a special racing event on Saturday 25th June in memory of its joint founder John Buckingham. Read More »

Source: Active Together

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Boom in watersports at Leicester Club

Boom in watersports at Leicester Club

Posted: Thu, 24 Mar 2022 11:00

A Leicester club is heading into the new season with a bumper membership following a boom in paddleboarding and families looking for new ways to enjoy the outdoors during the pandemic. Read More »

Source: Active Together

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Leicestershire Sailing Club Celebrates With Sea Shanty!

Leicestershire Sailing Club Celebrates With Sea Shanty!

Posted: Tue, 20 Apr 2021 13:47

Syston Sailing Club in Leicestershire is celebrating getting back on the water with its very own sea shanty!

The catchy tune - Hey Ho Rum and Cake! - was written in lockdown by committee member Elaine Trewick as a way of helping members to keep in touch and have fun.

Telling the story of how Covid-19 forced the club to shut, with sailors 'missing their mates in the Sunday race', it was practiced and recorded on Zoom and also by the lake when the club was finally able to reopen at the end of March.

The video has now been shared @RYAMidlands on Facebook with club sailor Gareth James leading on guitar and fellow members joining in as backing singers.

Elaine, who crews a doublehanded boat at the club, said: "We're all singing at different times because it had to be done individually but we had a lot of fun and it kept us all in touch over lockdown. It even got some of us to know each other a bit better so it's really brought the club together."

Watersports were among the first to be allowed back when government restrictions eased after lockdown three and club members are now looking forward to swapping singing for a summer of sailing back on their lake.

Commodore Jez Lewis added: "I think it was great for some of our members to try and keep our spirits up with some light entertainment and I would like to thank Elaine for motivating the members into verse. We have missed sailing at our club and seeing friends, now our mental wellbeing has been lifted as we all start to do the sport we enjoy and love."

Syston SC is a family friendly sailing club and an RYA (Royal Yachting Association) Recognised Training Centre, offering courses, cruising and racing for all ages and abilities and a warm welcome for visitors who would like to find out more. The club can be contacted via email rsa.sailing@outlook.com or Commodore Jez Lewis on 077 4064 3969. To discover more about how to start boating, visit www.rya.org.uk/get-afloat.

Video: A copy of the Syston SC sea shanty can be found at: Dropbox

(Source: Royal Yachting Association and Syston SC)

Source: Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport

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Oakham Sailor is Shortlisted For National Sailing Award after Cancer Treatment

Oakham Sailor is Shortlisted For National Sailing Award after Cancer Treatment

Posted: Wed, 12 Aug 2020 10:42

A young Oakham sailor, who was diagnosed with an aggressive cancer in the muscle behind the eye four years ago, has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award that recognises outstanding individuals who have embraced the power of sailing or windsurfing to achieve a personal triumph. Read More »

Source: Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport

Tags: Award, Sailing

Rutland Sailability Gets National Honour for Services to Disabled Sailing

Rutland Sailability Gets National Honour for Services to Disabled Sailing

Posted: Sat, 09 Mar 2019 12:23

Rutland Sailability receives recognition for its services to disabled sailing. Read More »

Source: Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport

Tags: Disability Sport, News, Sailing