Blackburn District Scouts are brand new members of Lancashire School Sailing Association and offer regular dinghy sailing sessions at Fishmoor Reservoir. Session dates will be published on the events calender and are open to Cubs, Scouts and Explorer Scouts.
In addition we are keen to recruit Adults who are interested in developing their skills to run sailing sessions and offer comprehensive training opportunities in return for volunteering to run sessions.
Dinghy sailing can be fun and laid-back if all you want to do is float around an inland lake and just take in the view, or it can be fast and exhilarating as you hang out on the trapeze of a lightweight racing boat.
Even if you have never thought about dinghy sailing before and have no idea about rigging a boat or identifying the boom from the bumkin, it does not matter. There are plenty of places to start your sailing career. Dinghy sailing is a wonderful way for both children and adults to learn a lot about teamwork as part of a crew, or to make split-second decisions based on their own intuition and to see if it is the right choice! Many people get hours of fun out of tweaking and perfecting their boat and rig, whereas others are completely content with a 1 design plastic dinghy where the competition is
all on the water.
Dinghy sailing is for anyone, wherever the wind hits the water.