Looking for something unique to do in Glasgow on the evening of either 17th or 18th August? Look no further. To celebrate the Rio 2016 Games, RYA Scotland is hosting a special ‘Sail for Gold’ event and Cumbrae is proud to be a delivery partner, helping to make this a truly fantastic celebration of sailing!
Cumbrae’s delighted to be involved in ‘Sail for Gold’, particularly as we’ll be able to show our support for our local athletes competing in Rio: Luke Patience and Charlotte Dobson. Both Luke and Charlotte have trained at the Centre over the years! In fact it was Cumbrae’s chief instructor, David Frame, who first selected London 2012 Silver Medallist Luke for the development team many years ago. Charlotte, like Luke, trained at Cumbrae during her RYA squad years. She’s currently making her Olympic in a new event for Rio, the 49erFX.
During the morning and afternoon of both event days, school pupils from 8 local schools will be out on the waters around the Riverside museum, getting a little taster in sailing. Cumbrae instructors will be delivering the on-the-water activities taking place.
Scottish members of the British Sailing Team who aren’t in Rio will be sailing alongside the pupils and offering analysis and commentary during the races. These include Eilidh MacIntyre, daughter of Scots Olympic Gold Medallist Mike MacIntyre; Anna Burnett from Helensburgh, Rory Hunter from Arran, Fynn Sterritt from Kingussie and Flora Stewart, originally from Edinburgh.
So…it’s all set to be an exciting few days!
Good luck Luke and Charlotte from everyone at Cumbrae!