June 7, 2014 · 11:00 AM
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Come and try Land yachting . We will show you how to sail and operate our land yachts under instruction . Our beach at Greatstone is over 3 miles long and 1/2 a mile wide at low tide and offers an unrivaled expanse of hard sand in the South East of England for our sport. You will start with friendly instruction of the basics of the land yacht including all controls and the safety equipment. You will then be given a helmet, then taken to a yacht which you will climb into, then again running through the controls and how to operate them. Key safety advice will allow you to stop in a safe manner. Now the exciting part you will sail a small course around two cones with a gently push from your instructor and verbal guidance. You will sail several laps of the course returning with hopefully a smile on your face, you will then be able to sail with a small group on your own.
Please bring a change of clothes/clothes that you do not mind getting wet or sandy including shoes/trainers. Gloves and Helmets will be provided.
Hopefully there will be a chance to play with a few different styles of land Yacht some you sit down and some you are in a lying position. There will be a bit of sharing involved over the four hours your get plenty of time to get your fix it can also be quite tiring.