Yacht club to be part of “nation’s biggest sports day”

Date: Tuesday 2nd August 2016

ULLSWATER Yacht Club is taking part in “the nation’s biggest sports day” on Saturday, 27th August, and is delighted to have been chosen to host the flagship ITV/Border regional event.

The “I am Team GB”day is promoted by ITV and the National Lottery as a celebration of the Olympics and to encourage everyone in the country to take part in a sporting activity.

The club’s Ullswater Sailing School is running free taster sessions from 10am-3pm as well as other “I am Team GB” watersports activities. A range of other sports will also be taking place all day on the club site from 10am-4pm and there will be a visit from an Olympic “hero”, to be named nearer the time.

To encourage people to get active, ITV will also be switching off its transmission for an hour from 9-30am to encourage the nation to get moving.

“UYC is thrilled to have been selected to host the flagship event. It is the only event in the North West and the only sailing venue across the country,” said a spokesman.

The taster sessions are free and there will be lots of “I am Team GB” goodies on offer. The club will provide buoyancy aids and helmets — all people need is warm clothing, waterproofs and shoes they don’t mind getting wet.

The sessions are for everyone, aged from eight to 80-plus, or younger with parents or guardians, and family groups are welcome.

Booking is essential. Call 07900 855812, e-mail sdoullswateryachtclub.org, or visit www.ullswatersailingschool.org. Participants must also register with the national event website, www.iamteamgb.com.