Charity sails into the arc to recruit more sailors and helpers

Dave Moorcroft (right), former 5,000, world record holder, takes part in a WASH Sailability session with amputee Cris Barlow (left) at St Edmundsbury Sailing & Canoeing Association at Lackford Lakes.
Photograph: � Frantzesco Kangaris.
Dave Moorcroft (right), former 5,000, world record holder, takes part in a WASH Sailability session with amputee Cris Barlow (left) at St Edmundsbury Sailing & Canoeing Association at Lackford Lakes. Photograph: � Frantzesco Kangaris.
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The sailing charity WASH Sailability will be mooring one of its HANSA Class sailing dinghies in Bury St Edmunds’ arc shopping centre tomorrow.

The club wants to promote its work helping people experience the thrills of sailing and it is hoping to increase the number of sailors and volunteers, now it has more boats.

One new boat has been funded by the St Edmunds Trust, which was set up from the sale of St Edmunds Hospital to buy equipment for the care of sick or disabled in West Suffolk. Another has been bought by the Freemasons.

The club sails at Lackford Lakes where it has a specially adapted dock with a hoist for lifting people from wheelchairs into the boats. For details visit http://washsailability.onesuffolk.net