FXU Sailing Club buy new safety boat thanks to alumni support
Donations to the Alumni Annual Fund have meant the FXU Sailing Club were able to buy a new Rib which acts as their safety boat, enabling the Club to get up and running. Without this, the club was unable to go out on the water but since its purchase students have been able to run sailing sessions for both new and existing members. It has also helped with accessing the J24 yacht, stored on the water in Falmouth Harbour, to complete some maintenance work ahead of the racing season.
Now that members have been able to relaunch the Sailing Club, they have great plans for the future including competing in sail racing around the country and also potentially participating in the biggest European Student Sport Championship in France, the EDHEC Sailing Cup.
Ella Griffiths, 3rd year English student expressed her thanks to donors for their support: “I’m so glad we can go sailing again. I learned to sail here in my first year and am so glad that the club that I love and have had so much fun with is back in action.”
The Club have also created a video about getting back on the water thanks to the new Rib, to watch it please click here.