Make a splash this summer

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NAUTICAL fun for all the family is on the way.

The West View Project in Miers Avenue, Hartlepool, is lining-up water sports days which will run for four weeks during the school summer holidays.

Project spokesman David Wise told the Mail: “It is always popular. People come from all over to take part in this.

“We have already had calls from Newcastle and Sunderland from people asking what we are doing this year.”

The water sports are based at the project’s permanent base in Navigation Point, on Hartlepool Marina.

Sessions are held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and people can learn more about skills such as sailing, canoeing, kayaking and raft building.

David added: “There is no age restriction, but there is a £5 per day charge. It usually gets really busy.

“We provide all the equipment and waterproofs where necessary, and we have a team of fully-qualified instructors.”

The feedback from people who have taken part in previous years is good, says David. “They always seem to want to come back for more. We are hoping it will take off again this year.”

The project’s marina base can be the perfect setting for anyone wanting to learn nautical skills which can eventually lead to qualifications.

People can train to reach instructor and coach levels and the project can provide packages that meet the requirements for GCSE PE, and BTEC Diplomas.

The project also runs summer playschemes for children aged from six to 11, and from 11 to 16 years old.

They will run throughout August at the project’s base in Miers Avenue and David said: “Advance booking is essential and it costs £1 per day. We normally find that this gets well over-subscribed.”

Anyone wanting to find out more can contact (01429) 272699.