NFSC Open Day and Club Racing
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 27th 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
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.