Young people are being offered the chance to try out a range of watersports activities for free at a one-day watersports festival being organised by the Isle of Wight Council.
‘Making Waves’ will take place between 0930 – 1630 on Saturday 11 September along East Cowes seafront. The event aims to encourage young people onto the water to take part in regular healthy activities afloat and raise awareness of the wide range of watersport opportunities on the Island for young people.
The event is being supported by a host of top Island watersports organisations who will be offering taster sessions in sailing, windsurfing, kayaking and paddleboarding. The water based coaching sessions are available to young people aged eight or over, however, the council play ranger team will be offering land based water themed activities for children.
Sailing and Windsurfing simulators will be on the shore for those people who wish to experience the sport first on dry land.
Those taking part should wear clothing and shoes that can get wet (no denim), and if possible waterproof jacket and trousers. Buoyancy aids will be provided and all activities are run by fully accredited and trained coaches. It is recommended that participants are able to swim.
Places on each taster session will be limited throughout the day so booking is essential when arriving at the event. Each of the sports will be running a number of coaching sessions during the day.
For further information please contact Isle of Wight Council’s Sports Unit on 823818.