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Join us for the Marina Open Day at Lymington Yacht Haven

01 August 2012

LYH_open_dayRYA Active Marina Open Day at Lymington
Family fun from 10am - 4pm
on Sunday 19 August 2012

On Sunday 19 August, for the first time, Lymington Yacht Haven will open its gates to all, as part of the RYA Active Marina programme. Entry is free and it promises to be a fun packed day for all the family; everyone's welcome.

Activities will start at 10:00am with FREE bacon rolls and coffee served between 10:00am and 11:30am courtesy of the Haven Bar. There will be an RYA membership stand; RNLI Sea Safety Road Show with FREE lifejacket checks; Prestige boats on display; Exhibitor Stands & Live Demonstrations with a host of fun activities, exclusive offers and free prize draws; Sea safety displays; RIB Rides on the river; FREE River Trips on a 50ft Classic Motor Yacht; a 'HAVE A GO' Dinghy Sailing Simulator; Face Painting for the younger mariners; and much, much more!

Inside the marquee you will find:

RYA stand: Come and talk to the RYA, on hand to answer all your questions about getting started on the water, or finding the right training course for you, or to offer expert advice on cruising and membership.

RNLI Sea Safety Road Show: The RNLI will be providing FREE lifejacket inspections and offering advice on all boating safety issues. Bring your lifejackets!

Dinghy Sailing Simulator: This is the way forward - there are many ways to learn how to sail, but this is one way to have a go for FREE without putting a toe in the water! Come and try the VS-C1 sailing simulator and experience the cockpit of a racing dinghy (a Laser, a Byte, 29er, or an Optimist) that pivots on an A-frame. The angle of heel is controlled by a pneumatic ram and sensors feedback information on rudder angle, boat heel angle and mainsheet tension to the sailor.

Aquasafe: Will be running short sessions on VHF distress calls and CPR workshops - life-saving skills you can't afford to be without.

Nick Cox Chandler: Will be displaying a host of Chandlery items with an emphasis on sea safety, visit them for all your chandlery requirements.

Jeremy Rogers: The name associated with seamanship, craftsmanship and beautiful boats. The Jeremy Rogers team will be showcasing the services they offer and will be on hand to give advice and competitive quotes for boat repair, maintenance and refurbishment.

Ropewalk Marine: Specialist marine engineers, Ropewalk will have a running marine diesel engine on display and will be offering advice and demonstrating maintenance procedures that can help to maintain engine reliability.

Greenham Regis: Will be displaying the latest electronic equipment and offering advice on all things electrical.

Ancasta: Will be showcasing three of their finest selection - for those whose passion is power, for multihull enthusiasts and for discerning sailors, there will be something for everyone. Ancasta's team will also be on hand to value your boat and provide you with a full market appraisal. Don't hesitate to take advantage of the brokerage team's expertise on the day.

Malö & Sunbeam Yachts: DFD Marine Ltd are the UK, Ireland and Channel Island representatives for Malö Yachts from Sweden and Sunbeam Yachts from Austria, both offering semi-custom hand-built sailing yachts. DFD Marine will be available to offer advice and to arrange viewings of their demonstrator yachts in the marina.

Flexisail: Will be offering a FREE prize draw and amazing 'on-the-day' discounts on FlexiSail membership offering exclusive access to a yacht or motor cruiser as one of only 8 members on a fully managed boat with support 7 days a week.

Ocean Rigging: Will be on hand to answer all your questions about rigging and they are offering an exclusive Open Day 10% discount on Gas Safety Checks if you book on the day.

Solent RIB Charters: Check this out…Solent RIB Charters will be running RIB Rides out on the river - all proceeds will go to the RNLI!

LYC Events: Offering Bareboat and Skippered Yacht Charter, Corporate Yacht Charter and Hospitality, and Yacht Management plus an array of land based activities, LYC Events will be on hand with some of their toys including an Apache Buggy and Quad Bike.

Lymington Yacht Haven: Our helpful team will be on hand to show you around and answer any questions you may have, and we will be running a free prize draw to win a Lift & Scrub at the marina.


For more information about the Marina Open Day at Lymington Yacht Haven please visit the Marina Office or contact us on 01590 677071.

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