SWIMMING: WINSFORD Flash Sailing Club is issuing an open invitation to the public to try the sport for free.
Taster sessions, under experienced sailors, are being offered on Saturday (10.30am) and the club believes newcomers would soon get the bug.
Press officer Ros Stevenson said: 'They will find out we have a friendly social atmosphere and that sailing is not as expensive as they may think.'
The club is based at Winsford's 90-acre bottom flash and was launched in the 1930s.
The sessions are free, although participants must be able to swim a minimum of 25m and are asked to wear appropriate clothing - trainers, tracksuit or windproof jacket. Training boats and buoyancy aids are provided.
New members are asked to pay an entrance fee of £40 and £10 for a partner or each additional family member. Juniors are free. Annual membership is £65, while for juniors (eight to 19) it is £25, or £85 for a family.
Further details are available by contacting Helen Walsh on 01606 551344, the clubhouse on 592726 or by visiting www.winsfordflash.co.uk
On Saturday, Winsford held their Comet Open meeting. The winds played a big part - force five gusting six causing difficulty and many capsizes.
Home sailor Jonathan Latham won one of the races and gained a third in another. Clubmate Steve Bellamy achieved a second and a fourth.
They finished second and third overall with Ian Coppenhall (Hunt's SC) the winner.
Sunday's Points Trophy Day was also severely effected by the elements and the capsizes were even more spectacular.
Winners were: Albacores Paula Lennie, Pam Gott; Enterprise Bill Gover, Leon Pickering; Laser Alan Mills; RS200 Derek Johnson, Ann Johnson; Topper Chris Simpson.