YOUNGSTERS had a splashing time when they tried their hand at sailing in the waters of Hartlepool Marina.
Children and young people aged between eight and 16 got on board for the sessions during their Easter school holidays.
They were held on Tuesday and yesterday at Tees and Hartlepool Yacht Club and run by Hartlepool Borough Council’s Sport and Physical Activity Team.
The sailing sessions were part of the Feel Good in Hartlepool scheme, a three-year National Lottery-funded initiative aimed at increasing sport take up and fitness levels across the town.
They were led by Micky Early, one of four sports activators appointed as part of the Feel Good in Hartlepool scheme.
The young people learned how to control a small dinghy before taking to the water to have a go at sailing it themselves under the watchful eye of a qualified instructor.
The Feel Good in Hartlepool scheme is receiving £192,727 of National Lottery funding through Sport England over three years to boost participation in triathlon, sailing, mutli-sport and dance.