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Sail club open day went swimmingly

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Sail club open day went swimmingly

MORE than 60 visitors enjoyed perfect sunny, breezy conditions on Lochmaben’s Castle Loch on Sunday for Annandale Sailing Club’s annual open day.

It was the perfect introduction to dinghy sailing for many who were experiencing the sport for the first time.

Club members laid on refreshments and home baking in the clubhouse, with many people enjoying the sunshine and views from the new terrace.

In the boat park, visitors could view many of the different dinghy classes sailed on Castle Loch before getting out on the water themselves in the company of experienced club sailors.

Paddle boarding was a feature for the first time, with club members sharing their boards with, and keeping an eye on, those trying the popular activity for the first time.

As well as new faces, past members and old friends dropped in to say hello throughout the afternoon and Commodore Elaine Ross said it was lovely to share the club with the whole community: “We’re really interested in getting people active, outdoors, improving their sense of wellbeing and just loving the beautiful environment we’ve got here.”

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Pictures by Stephen Hinton-Smith


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