IF YOU'VE always fancied trying your hand at sailing, now's the time to take the plunge.

For Elton Sailing Club is giving all locals the chance to try out the sport free of charge at a series of open days.

Both children and adults are invited to have a go at sailing under the expert eye of some of Elton's Royal Yachting Association (RYA) instructors.

Open days will be held on Saturday and Sunday at the club's own 56-acre stretch of water in Elton. Take along a change of clothing and a pair of flat-soled shoes if you want to try sailing. Spectators are also welcome to watch from the informal club house with its bar and refreshments.

For more information and directions contact the club steward on 0161 764 2858.