Bute sailing club unveils expansion plans

The traditional highlight of the Isle of Bute Sailing Club's calendar is the annual Round Bute Race - this picture was taken at the start of the 2015 event.
The traditional highlight of the Isle of Bute Sailing Club's calendar is the annual Round Bute Race - this picture was taken at the start of the 2015 event.

The Isle of Bute Sailing Club has unveiled a range of exciting events for 2016 as it aims to double its membership and widen interest in water-based sports among the island community.

The club’s plans include new boats, increased social events, training, open days, taster sessions, and the installation of new pontoons.

Central to the plans are RYA training programmes for adults and cadets, and the club is seeking RYA-qualified instructors to lead, or assist with, the cadet training sessions.

Elaine McIntyre, the club’s vice-commodore, said: “The training of cadets is central the success of the club for years to come.”

For Bute has provided funding for leaflets and banners to promote the club, but now the club needs RYA instructors to step forward to help.

This can be simply advice, a single day or even an occasional hour. Elaine can be contacted at sandymcintyre1@btinternet.com or the club at isleofbutesailingclub.hotmail.com