Going sailing means getting wet
21 September 2014
Someone once mournfully said that owning a boat was like standing in a cold shower tearing up banknotes. Maybe so a few years ago, but as the Wembley Sailing Club shows, nowadays it ain’t necessarily so. Here a few quid gets you on the water in one of the club boats. In fact at the Welsh Harp reservoir in North London, sailing costs less than joining your local netball club. So at Bart’s Bash us lot at Maritime Films UK got to see a lot of young people under sail – and the day was a good one, sunny with a brisk breeze. Easy to imagine that among the sailors might be some new Olympians. Just make sure you’ve got big fluffy towels and access to some strong hot tea when you come in. And learn how to de-capsize (see picture!)
Rob is a TV producer, reporter and camera operator with 30 years’ experience at the BBC, Channel 4 and ITN, in news, factual and documentary production. He is a four times award winner, whose awards include a coveted Royal Television Society award for his work on Channel 4 News. His association with The Maritime Foundation goes back to 1995, when he won the first Desmond Wettern Maritime Media Award for a series of reports that led to a major documentary on the loss of the bulk carrier Derbyshire.
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