Teesdale Sailing Club partners up with outdoors club

PARTNERSHIP: Teesdale Sailing Club has joined forces with the Swaledale Outdoor Club

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TEESDALE Sailing Club has partnered up with the Swaledale Outdoor Club to give their members access to sailing, facilities, boats and expertise.

The Swaledale Outdoor Club is based in Richmond and was formed nearly 50 years ago by a group of friends with a love of the outdoors.

Initially skiing, walking and climbing were offered but the club gradually added canoeing, cycling, potholing, mountain biking, fell running and orienteering.

Teesdale Sailing Club is 42 years old and doubled its membership last year after attracting funding to help develop its facilities.

Paul Brooks, Swaledale Outdoor Club chairman, said: “When Teesdale approached us with the idea of offering taster membership, allowing our people to ‘dip their toe’ into sailing, the whole committee agreed it could be of real value and interest to our members.’’

Paul Davison, Teesdale Sailing Club’s new commodore added: ‘‘We are really pleased to have forged this link with a like-minded organisation.

“With over 300 paid up members, Swaledale Outdoor Club proves that there is life after Playstation.

“We are very keen to introduce them to the thrills and pleasures of sailing, with a fair chance of dipping more than their toes into Grassholme’s water!’’

Tony Merry, Teesdale Sailing Club development officer added: “We are all really looking forward to the coming year.”

For more information visit swaledaleoutdoorclub.org.uk or teesdalesc.co.uk

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