The sun shone, the rain stayed away but the visitors poured in. At least 150 people young and old sampled the joys of sailing on Sunday, in Oppies and Wayfarers, with an RS Vision, a Laser and an Enterprise on the water and other classes on display on the shore. There was a mix of newcomers who'd never stepped on to anything smaller than a Channel ferry, and ex-sailors - some from this Club - who hadn't sailed for 20, 30 maybe 40 years. A number of families completed membership application forms, and everyone who attended will receive an email very soon detailing how to become a member if they are keen to join us.
Nitin and Mahesh Gosrani, the new owners of the reservoir, brought three generations of extended family along, and we introduced them to the Mayor and Mayoress of Hertsmere, and Town Mayor for Elstree and Borehamwood. They were able to see the Club humming with activity in its picturesque setting within the Country Park.
Optimists and A Wayfarer give the visitors a ride