Chance to try out sailing in Hartlepoool

Micky Early starting Nathan Wale away to join the sailing session at Hartlepool Marina. Picture by FRANK REID
Micky Early starting Nathan Wale away to join the sailing session at Hartlepool Marina. Picture by FRANK REID

Young people in Hartlepool are being invited to set sail for a summer of fun.

The Feel Good in Hartlepool project is running two sailing initiatives for youngsters aged between 8 and 16 during the summer holidays.

Two-hour taster sessions, costing £5 per person, will be on offer on July 27 and 28 at Tees and Hartlepool Yacht Club in Hartlepool Marina.

These will be followed by a youth sailing course from August 3-7. This will be a week of half-days (9am-12pm or 1-4pm) which will enable young people to learn the basics of sailing and work towards a Royal Yachting Association (RYA) certificate.

That course will also take place at Tees and Hartlepool Yacht Club and costs £30 per person.

The Feel Good in Hartlepool project is a three-year initiative run by Hartlepool Council’s Sport and Physical Activity Team.

It is receiving almost £200,000 of Community Sports Activation Funding from Sport England and aims to get more local people active by promoting participation in sailing, triathlon, multi-sports skills and dance.

Micky Early, sailing activator with the project, said: “These are the latest in a series of recent sailing initiatives that have all proved to be hugely popular. I would urge young people to book their places as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

“We have a great working relationship with Tees and Hartlepool Yacht Club and I’d like to

thank them once again for their co-operation and support in staging these two initiatives.”

To book a taster session or to reserve a place on the course, contact Micky on (01429) 284052 or email micky.early@hartlepool.gov.uk