Our open invitation for the community to join Skye Sailing Club for a Saturday of sailing taster sessions was declared a resounding success by James Allen, RYA Scotland's Chief Executive Officer, who was with us to formally present us with RYA Scotland Club of the Year and to join in the fun on and off the water.
During the Friday evening, James delivered RYA Scotland's big plan for sailing nationally to current members and some from the past who came to reacquaint themselves with today's set up after having worked to form our Portree based facility over a number of years.
Saturday's very light breeze early on could not dampen spirits and every boat at the sailing club was on the water for RYA Push the Boat Out as Members welcomed all-comers to join them to see Portree from a whole new perspective – from a sailing dinghy. By the time those assembled drifted home over 30 had been on the water, many for the very first time, new Memberships were taken up and one adult beginners sailing course sold out… plans are in hand to schedule in additional course dates and anyone that missed the sailing tasters on the Saturday can email us and a date will be arranged for a trial session.
Here are images from the day – if you would like a high resolution version drop us an email and a donation if you wish and we'll send it over to you!