Sailing shoot-out on Rother Valley lake

Rother Valley Country Park was a sight to behold as a flock of cowboys and Indians took to the water.

Members of Firbeck Sailing Club donned their leathers and feathers for their annual charity trophy fun day.

Firbeck Sailing Club, based at Rother Valley Country Park, held a charity family fun day in aid of Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice.  Pictured is Commodore Mike Biggin (w110822-4e)

Firbeck Sailing Club, based at Rother Valley Country Park, held a charity family fun day in aid of Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice. Pictured is Commodore Mike Biggin (w110822-4e)

Every year the event is held in memory of the club’s former commodore Mike Tomlinson, and money is donated to North Anston charity Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.

“It’s usually chaos on the water and this year was no exception,” said current commodore Mike Biggin.

“Members take to the lake for a variety of sailing games and water sports.”

There were plenty of laughs, as the fancy-dressed sailors played hook-a-duck, ball games and even had a treasure hunt. “It’s great fun but we always end up shattered,” said Mike.

The group hopes to have raised around £500 for Bluebell Wood.

l Firbeck Sailing Club meets regularly at Rother Valley Country Park. Anyone interested in joining should email email@firbecksailing.co.uk or call Mike on 01246 824012.