This weekend, sailing clubs in Donegal will be among more than 60 nationwide taking part in Sail Spree – an initiative developed by the Irish Sailing Association (ISA) to encourage people of all ages out on to the water to experience the thrill of water based activities. All weekend, the clubs will offer taster sessions in sailing, powerboating, windsurfing and jet skiing. Many clubs will also provide on shore activities including entertainment, food, drink and music guaranteeing a great day out for all the family.
Probably the biggest event running during Sail Spree will be Seafest 2012, hosted in Rathmullan. It will incorporate all forms of sailing, from dinghies to cruisers as well as windsurfing and power boating. Combined with this estival of the sea will be food festivals and a plethora of on shore activities and entertainment. The event will offer spectators and participants the opportunity to join in the fun on and off the water.
Many local sailing clubs, including Rathmullan Sailing and Watersports School, Lough Swilly Yacht Club and Gartan Adventure Centre, are providing ‘On the Water’ taster sessions. Booking will not be necessary, so just call down to Seafest and take your pick of activities to keep you busy.
Commenting on the event ISA Chief Executive Harry Hermon stated: “We are surrounded by a beautiful natural resource which provides us with unlimited capabilities for recreation. We hope that opening our doors for Sail Spree will encourage local communities to try something new and explore the possibilities on their doorstep.”
For more details of events in your area check out the website www.SailSpree.ie.