Special guest Asher helps Scouts set sail

SCOUTING FOR GIRLS: World Champion Nic Asher helps Suffolk Scouts Tanya Copsey and Keri John to learn to sail as part of the club's prize for winning the Royal Yachting Association's social media award for the 'Push The Boat Out' Open Weekend
SCOUTING FOR GIRLS: World Champion Nic Asher helps Suffolk Scouts Tanya Copsey and Keri John to learn to sail as part of the club's prize for winning the Royal Yachting Association's social media award for the 'Push The Boat Out' Open Weekend
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St Edmundsbury Sailing and Canoeing Association, at Lackford Lake, welcomed the Suffolk Scouts as new group members of the club, with a special guest appearance.

A contingent of Explorer Scouts from Mildenhall and Lakenheath, accompanied by assistant county commissioner and county training manager, Leigh Foster, were greeted by SESCA Commodore, Kieron Adams.

Helping out on the water was Nic Asher, a two-times 470 World Champion and current member of the RYA British Sailing Team, who is campaigning a ‘49er skiff towards the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

Asher’s visit was sponsored by the RYA as the club’s prize for winning the social media award for promotion of SESCA’s Push the Boat Out Open Weekend in May.

n Earlier in the week, a further 20 children from Stowmarket Middle School enjoyed a sailing taster session as part of an Olympic legacy project to give pupils the opportunity to experience a range of Olympic sports.

n Meanwhile, club racing on Sunday saw the fleet including six Laser dinghies, compete over three races.

Mike Senior proved the man to beat, enjoying two victories, while Adams clinched the win in the final outing. Jon Holmesfjord, Mike Steele and Ellis Blackmore also competed.