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Children test out their sailing skills at fun day

PUBLISHED: 14:51 26 April 2016 | UPDATED: 16:23 26 April 2016

Youngsters learnt how to sail safely

Youngsters learnt how to sail safely

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A new event has been launched by Gravesend Sailing Club to introduce youngsters to the sport

Children were allowed to try out their sailing skills earlier this month at a special event held by Gravesend Sailing Club.

The club hired some fun Fevas from the Royal Yachting Association (RYA), enabling youngsters to get out on the water and having fun, while learning how to control sailing boats and remain safe.

Six children attended the event on April 9, where they also played ball games on the water in view of the promenade.

Club Commodore James Gray said: “It was great to see kids down at the club having fun and learning a new skill. Having the opportunity to hire the Fevas from the RYA made the day all the better and is something we will definitely do again.”

The club is holding an open day on May 21 between 10am and 2pm for people who are interested in sailing.

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