Chase Sailing Club 60 year celebration this Saturday

Chasewater

Chase Sailing Club are a busy and popular institution going back decades. Come celebrate with them this Saturday! Image from the Express & Star.

An interesting event is taking place this Saturday, 26th September 2015 at Chasewater, where the Chase Sailing Club (that’s the one on the north shore) will be sailing 60 or more boats simultaneously to celebrate six decades afloat at the reservoir.

This is an event believed to be unique in recent years, and should be a wonderful sight to see; during the day there will be races, afternoon tea and entertainment in the evening, too.

The weather looks to be decent, so what’s not to love?

You can visit the Club’s website here – their address isThe Chase Sailing Club. Pool Lane, Chasetown, Walsall. WS7 3QY. Tel. 01543 686390

Barry bird, of the club, wrote:

Chase Sailing Club, 60+ craft on the water for Diamond Anniversary

The Chasewater Reservoir, opened in May 1797, underwent extensive repairs between 2010 and 2013. During this time the water level was lowered by 8 metres and affected many rare plant and animal species. The loss of water was accompanied by the reduction in ramblers and cyclists to the park and the total loss of other outdoor pursuits, sailing, skiing, canoeing and kayaking.

A celebration of the revival and renewed vigour of the Chasewater Country Park during the last two years will be evident in the 60 year anniversary of the Chase Sailing Club on Saturday, 26th September. 60+ craft are expected on the water at 12noon – a sight never seen on the reservoir in modern times. This will be accompanied by afternoon tea and 2 races, followed by evening entertainment. The club supports wild life conservation, youth participation, cycling, walking, model boating and many other healthy outdoor pursuits.

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