We are delighted that we have at last been successful in our bid to the Small Grants Fund of the Sports Lottery for £10,000 of funding to contribute to the club's own funds to buy 6 Hartley 12 sailing dinghies to increase participation in sailing. Our very grateful thanks must go to Richard Hartley of Hartley Boats, not only for specifying and building such a versatile boat, but for loaning us 4 Hartley 12s last year to enable us to thoroghly test them at Kielder. In addition Richard stuck with us after our first application failed and allowed us to continue to borrow the boats for the rest of the season. What a fantastic chap he is and we are 'over the moon' that we can now, not only pay him for the 4, but order another 2!
Members of the training team will be on hand most weekends throughout the season to introduce members and potential members to these great boats. Whether you are a complete beginner or a seasoned sailor, these great boats have something to offer you. Come along too and join in our Team Racing, it's great fun and everyone can join in whatever your age or level of sailing experience. Contact Julie for further details.
Hartley 12s in action at Kielder.