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Bembridge Pushes The Boat Out As It Sails For Gold

A fleet of yachts and dinghies will take to the Solent in July, as Bembridge Sailing Club marks Push the Boat Out day. It will be a Sail For Gold event in support of, and inspired by, London 2012 and the Team GB sailors.

Organised nationally by the Royal Yachting Association, there will be a “mass rally of yachts and dinghies either around St Helen’s Fort or out to No Man’s Land Fort, depending on the weather”, says Bembridge Sailing Club’s Mike Samuelson. If you aren’t from the east of the Island, you can still get involved. Mike Samuelson says, “We want everyone who has access to a boat to come and enjoy the day!”

Nearly 100 clubs around the UK’s coastline will mark Push The Boat Out day. Bembridge Sailing Club’s event will start at 11:30am, on 21 July.

Team GB

A former Bembridge man will join Team GB at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Richard Jefferies, 25, will compete in the C1 200m and C1 1000m sprint canoeing events at Eton Dorney, near Windsor, in August.

Seagrove Pavilion

Planning permission’s been granted for a new community building for Seaview. £64,000 has already been raised but a further £36,000 is needed to gain match-funding from the Lottery and Biffa awards.

A new charity called the Seagrove Pavilion Trust has been created to oversee the project.

It is hoped the building will be completed by August 2013. It will house Seaview’s Guides, Brownies and Rainbows as well as other groups and activities including art, yoga and quizzes.

On Tuesday 17 July, a forward planning meeting will be held at Nettlestone School. It gets underway at 7.30pm and organisers are promising cheese and wine.

Author: Isle of Wight Beacon

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