WANNABE sailors and rowers will get the chance to make waves at a special open day jointly held by three Barry water-based organisations on Saturday, June 7.

Barry Dock RNLI lifeboat station, Barry Yacht Club and the 6th Barry Sea Scouts will give members of the public the chance to try sailing or rowing as guests on Yacht Club member’s boats.

No experience is necessary but booking is essential.

The 6th Barry Sea Scouts will also be in the harbour with their power boats.

Visitors are also invited to visit Barry Dock RNLI lifeboat station to find out more about the lifesaving work of the charity, explore the station and meet the volunteer crew.

Barry Dock RNLI lifeboat spokeswoman, Abi Phillips said: “It will be a great day for experiencing the pleasures of being on the sea, and discovering how to do so safely.

Following the day’s events, there will be a family barbeque at Barry Yacht Club with time to speak to members of the Yacht Club and Sea Scouts about joining up as members, or representatives of the RNLI about ways to support the charity.”

Breakfast is available at the Yacht Club from 10am until 1pm and activities start at 11.30am.

The Yacht Club bar will be open from midday.

To book for sailing or rowing, email Maxine bycsecretary@hotmail.co.uk or call Glynis on 07815 129684.

For details about the organisations involved, visit www.barryyachtclub.co.uk, www.sixbarryseascouts.webs.com or www.rnli.org