Putney MP Takes To The Water

Joining in at the Ranelagh Sailing Club Open Day with other potential members

 

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On Sunday, Ranelagh Sailing Club held its first ever open day in 135 years, to all interested in knowing more about its sailing activities. The overcast weather threatened rain but delivered sun (just) and the event was very well attended.



Putney MP Fleur Anderson joined in on the fun and told PutneySW15.com, "I really enjoyed the warm welcome at the Ranelagh Sailing club open day. Sailing is more affordable than most people think – it costs just £5 to take a boat out on the river. We’re so lucky to have this historic and friendly club on our doorstep. I’ve already told lots of people about the club and I’m hoping to encourage more local young people to join."



Future and potential members had the opportunity to sail on the Thames aboard one of our Merlin Rocket dinghies and for those who didn’t want to sail they had the chance to enjoy a spin on the river in the new safety boats.



What amazed most people though was Ranelagh’s rich history. Not only has it been in the heart of Putney for over 135 years, it’s where the very first Merlin Rocket was built in 1946 (and it’s still in the Club and races to this day).



Back in its heyday there were upwards of 50+ dinghies racing on the river every weekend, with a few more weekends like last one who knows that may happen again… all new members welcome!

If you are interested in joining - email James hosting@ranelaghsc.co.uk or complete the contact form on the website.

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July 22, 2020

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