Friday, 27 May 2016 05:57

MP visits Cove Sailing Club for a weekend taster of local watersports

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Local MP, Brendan O'Hara took to the water this weekend (22 May) as part of the 'Push the Boat Out' Campaign organised by Cove Sailing Club:

'Push the Boat Out' is a campaign all about getting people out onto the water and giving them a taster of water sports such as sailing and windsurfing.  Brendan was taken out on a Loch Long boat by John McNeillage, Commodore of the sailing club and afterwards said of the experience,

"That was absolutely fantastic and I thoroughly enjoyed it.  I was out for an hour and it felt like 5 minutes.  We are so fortunate to have this on our doorstep and if you get the opportunity to do this, take it.  It was wonderful to see so many children getting involved having fun and who knows we might produce another Luke Patience.  I would like to say a huge thank you to Cove Sailing Club for inviting me and for their hospitality.  I hope it's not too long before I can do it again."

The Push the Boat Out campaign is run on behalf of the Royal Yachting Association and aims to raise the profile by promoting participation and enthusiasm for sailing across the country.  Clubs up and down the country took part in the campaign including Isle of Bute, Oban and Toward Sailing Club.