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June 2014

Family sailing fun at La Solitaire Du Figaro event

9th June 2014


Children from special schools in Plymouth will be learning to sail alongside some of the world’s top sailors when the 45th edition of La Solitaire du Figaro arrives in the city next week.

There will also be family sailing taster sessions from the Barbican when the world championship event for single-handed yachtsmen and women hits Plymouth.

Thirty-six youngsters from Ivybridge Community College, Woodlands Special School and Stoke Damarel Community College will enjoy the exhilaration of sailing on the same waters as the famous Figaro yachts on Friday, 13 JuneThe lessons, organised by Katy Wedgewood, PE co-ordinator for the special schools of Plymouth, have been funded through a dynamic multi-agency approach between Plymouth City Council Sports Development Unit, the Mount Batten Watersports and Activities Centre and Woodlands School.

On the Saturday, 14 June, instructors from the Mount Batten Centre and the Horizons sailing charity will be running sailing taster sessions for everyone, from the Barbican, as part of the Figaro celebrations. All equipment will be provided for the free tasters. Representatives from the RYA will also be on-hand to provide information about the many sailing opportunities in the area.

Posted by Claire Doyle at 11:30am

Summer Sports Festival Returns to Plymouth

1st June 2014

The Mount Batten Watersports and Activities Centre in Plymouth will be hosting the 3rd Summer Sports festival on Saturday 21st June. All ages and abilities will be welcome at the day which will feature sport, activities and entertainment at this free event.

MBC Family Fun Activity Day 2014

Active Devon is working in partnership with the Mount Batten Watersports and Activities Centre to bring this free event to everyone interested in trying sports and getting active. Everyone is welcome including families, to come along and get involved in a wide range of activities

The first summer sports festival formed part of the community games programme to bring local communities in a cultural and sporting celebration on the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games. This event will support the continued interest in the legacy work which continues across the region.

The Mount Batten Watersports and Activities Centre in Plymouth is one of the foremost outdoor education centres in the South West. This year sees the Centre celebrate 15 years of offering sport and outdoor activity. The Centre benefits from its unique position close to the picturesque Plymouth Sound. These idyllic surroundings will provide a great opportunity for everyone to escape routine and enjoy everything the Summer Sports Festival has to offer.     

This free event starts at 11am (until 4.30pm) offering a wide range of activity including the watersports of sailing, canoeing, rowing and the biggest new craze to sweep the UK in recent years, stand-up paddle boarding. In addition you can try power boating (this will be chargeable at £5 per head) Please book in advance for watersports by contacting

Whilst enjoying the scenery there will be the chance to try out other activities. Get an adrenaline rush and abseil down the side of the centre. Also there will be a chance to try out the golf target zone and try to be the table tennis robot. The Devon FA will be on hand to offer hints and tips and there will be a chance to canoeing on the centre ergo land simulators. 

To keep everyone entertained there will also be face painting a quiz and treasure hunt along with music on day. 

If you want to get involved in supporting the event we are always looking for volunteers to help out on the day.

We are also looking for some sponsors to support the event to ensure we can make it as successful as possible. If you are interested in supporting please contact Matt.price@devon

Posted by Claire Doyle at 11:30am


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