“I learnt to sail through Spread Eagle Sailing Club 7 years ago. I joined as a complete beginner, so I signed up for the club activities either by myself or with my family. I started with the ‘Easy Going’ weekends and now continue to be inspired by those who skipper and  attend the Masterclass weekends where I am surrounded by years of knowledge and experience. Along with RYA exams I am now a Coastal Skipper, hold a ‘B’ ticket with the club and skipper the Ladies Weekends for the club which last year consisted of a two hour prosecco lunch break anchored off West Wittering Beach on a hot summers day.

The club has enabled me to be able to warm water sail in Greece with my family and in Croatia this year with other club members who are now friends.

Everyone I have sailed with has been eager to teach, friendly and fun and I enjoy everyday with them on the water.”