NFSC Open Day
Norwich Frostbite Sailing Club, in Thorpe St Andrew, has been in existence for 85 years and is reputed to be the oldest provincial sailing club set up specifically to sail in the winter. Over the years it has been home to many different classes of sailing dinghy. Currently the club has the largest fleet of Norfolk One Design dinghies, a local class of traditional clinker built boats. There are also a number of other classes of dinghy represented at the club.
The club is holding its annual Open Day on Sunday 28th October. (Entry is free) Visitors will be welcome between 10.45 and 3.30 and are invited to:
· Watch the racing between 10.45 and 11.45
· Enjoy hot and cold refreshments in the clubhouse and chat with members
· Have a tour of the club site and facilities
· Go for a taster sail with a club member from 12.00 noon
This year we are celebrating the completion of a building project which was made possible by a generous grant from Sport England through the Inspired Facilities fund. This included a new, ladies’ changing room and wheelchair accessible toilet and new boatsheds as well as the refurbishment of the original changing rooms and the enlargement and refitting of the kitchen. Holly Hancock, Sailing Development Officer for the Royal Yachting Association in this region will be with us to officially ‘open’ these improved facilities.
Sport England is committed to increasing participation in sport and as a recipient of grant funding we are committed to encouraging more people in the area to get on the water. We welcome experienced sailors, those who would like to get back into the sport and those who would like to give it a go for the first time.
We also welcome those who may not want to sail but would enjoy taking part in the club in other ways. We always need people to help with the safety boats, race management, timekeeping and refreshments.
The club is by the River Yare. To reach us turn right off Yarmouth Road, as you come away from Norwich, into Girlings Lane (Where there is a sign to a carwash.) There is parking available in the club’s carp ark, to your left as you turn into the lane. Walk down the lane, over the level crossing and continue until you get to the club.