Good News !
Marconi SC have been successful in gaining a £10000 grant from Sport England towards our SB20 Keelboat Project.
The project aims to secure the long term future of this type of sailing at the club by developing a fleet of boats. This follows the clubs commitment to this last season when an SB20 was purchased on a trial basis to gauge response. The response was overwhelmingly positive from all who managed to get out and sail the SB20. The grant enables the purchase of three more SB20s and the club will now be in a position to offer regular small fleet racing and one off events using these four boats.
The award of the grant was the result of extensive work by Sue Shenton and the logistics involved in sourcing suitable boats and conveying them to the club has been taken on by Peter Ward. There is great support for this project from the board and the committee, it is intended to add an area of sailing to the club portfolio which up to now has been absent. The single SB20 which entered this years ECPR did quite well and came in second endorsing the suitability of these boats for our location.
Its planned that the boats purchased with the aid of the grant will arrive at the club shortly before Cadet Week and its hoped that the boats can be rigged and tested in order for them to be made available for organised sailing during camping fortnight.
For information on how to get involved with Keelboat sailing at Marconi S.C. please contact Peter Ward – contact details are in the year book.
Here is what our cadets thought about sailing the club SB20 last summer: