When the weather is fine then you know it’s a sign, For messing about on the river. If you take our advice there’s nothing so nice. As messing about on the river

'Give it a try' day at Ely Sailing Club on Bank Holiday Monday. PHOTO: Mike Rouse

'Give it a try' day at Ely Sailing Club on Bank Holiday Monday. PHOTO: Mike Rouse - Credit: Archant

Ely Sailing Club only had to recite the opening lines of that most famous of songs and the world dropped in.

'Give it a try' day at Ely Sailing Club on Bank Holiday Monday. PHOTO: Mike Rouse

'Give it a try' day at Ely Sailing Club on Bank Holiday Monday. PHOTO: Mike Rouse - Credit: Archant

Ely Sailing Club only had to recite the opening lines of that most famous of songs and the world dropped in.

For as everyone knows when the weather is fine then you know it’s a sign

for messing about on the river.

Not that the crowd at Roswell Pits today needed much persuasion – for the weather and conditions made it an ideal moment to welcome the curious.

'Give it a try' day at Ely Sailing Club on Bank Holiday Monday. PHOTO: Mike Rouse

'Give it a try' day at Ely Sailing Club on Bank Holiday Monday. PHOTO: Mike Rouse - Credit: Archant


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And there were plenty of those taking advantage of a ‘give sailing a go’ afternoon.

There was a good show of youngsters there to see if sailing was for them – and the club had members and supporters on hand to introduce them to the magic of the waterways.

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The club afforded a warm welcome to our photographer to take a trip out on the water and to savour the magic of sailing.

The only minor complaint was the absence of wind to test the newbies and give the old handers a chance to display their prowess.

'Give it a try' day at Ely Sailing Club on Bank Holiday Monday. PHOTO: Mike Rouse

'Give it a try' day at Ely Sailing Club on Bank Holiday Monday. PHOTO: Mike Rouse - Credit: Archant

A consolatory burger and pint awaited all new intrepid sailors as they were welcomed back at the club with a barbecue.

'Give it a try' day at Ely Sailing Club on Bank Holiday Monday. PHOTO: Mike Rouse

'Give it a try' day at Ely Sailing Club on Bank Holiday Monday. PHOTO: Mike Rouse - Credit: Archant

'Give it a try' day at Ely Sailing Club on Bank Holiday Monday. PHOTO: Mike Rouse

'Give it a try' day at Ely Sailing Club on Bank Holiday Monday. PHOTO: Mike Rouse - Credit: Archant

'Give it a try' day at Ely Sailing Club on Bank Holiday Monday. PHOTO: Mike Rouse

'Give it a try' day at Ely Sailing Club on Bank Holiday Monday. PHOTO: Mike Rouse - Credit: Archant

'Give it a try' day at Ely Sailing Club on Bank Holiday Monday. PHOTO: Mike Rouse

'Give it a try' day at Ely Sailing Club on Bank Holiday Monday. PHOTO: Mike Rouse - Credit: Archant

'Give it a try' day at Ely Sailing Club on Bank Holiday Monday. PHOTO: Mike Rouse

'Give it a try' day at Ely Sailing Club on Bank Holiday Monday. PHOTO: Mike Rouse - Credit: Archant

'Give it a try' day at Ely Sailing Club on Bank Holiday Monday. PHOTO: Mike Rouse

'Give it a try' day at Ely Sailing Club on Bank Holiday Monday. PHOTO: Mike Rouse - Credit: Archant

'Give it a try' day at Ely Sailing Club on Bank Holiday Monday. PHOTO: Mike Rouse

'Give it a try' day at Ely Sailing Club on Bank Holiday Monday. PHOTO: Mike Rouse - Credit: Archant

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