A SAILING club in Southminster is offering people the chance to try out one of the Olympics’ most popular sports.

Marconi Sailing club is giving visitors the chance to try the sport out for themselves.

The club are hoping that watching the Team GB sailors at the Olympics will inspire people to give sailing a try.

Chris Kirby, voluntary publicity manager, for Marconi said: “This is an ageing club so this is about bringing in families and new, young members to run the club in the future.

“Anyone watching the Olympics who thinks they would like to give sailing a try is welcome to come down to Marconi. There are always members here to show you around.”

The club recently held its Cadet Week, where it welcomed the new members to the sport.

Chris explained: “Cadet Week sees members and non-members aged seven to 77 come together to learn to sail or to improve their skills.

“We welcome people of all abilities. Sailing is a great spectator sport and is always popular during the Olympics.

“To enjoy a week of sailing plus camping in the school holidays elsewhere would cost a family about £1,000. Here, it’s a couple of hundred pounds which includes a week of social events too.”

Isabella Ferneyhough, 10, and Sienna Crick, 10, have been members for four years, and explained what got them involved.

Isabella said: “I loved Cadet Week as we got to learn so much.”

Her cousin, Sienna said: “I feel really lucky to be out sailing while my friends are playing video games at home.”

Marconi Sailing Club can be found on Stansgate Road, Steeple.

For more information on how to get involved with the club, visit marconi-sc.org.uk.