Aofan invites families out to the Shunyi Olympic Water Park tomorrow, Saturday, April 14 for a FREE look at the sailing facilities, classes and more. What a great activity for the entire family to enjoy together, especially with the great spring weather we’ve been having!
Advanced booking is required for any of the three remaining 45-minute demonstrations: 12 noon, 1pm, and 4pm. Four or five coaches will manage about two groups of 10 at a time (10 adults and 10 children) – adults will go separately from the children. Come prepared to acquire the love of sailing, and be ready to get wet! Visit www.aofansailing.com (or www.aofansailing.com/en for English) for more details on the event and the sailing club. Text 132 6188 8784 to reserve your space with the following information: names, adult or child, and time slot. You will receive a reply with confirmation which you should show upon arrival.
In addition to being a great family outing, it’s a perfect time to talk with other families who enjoy this sport and learn from instructors what it takes to become proficient.
Another upcoming (charged) event is May Day on May 1 from 9am-3pm, a launch event marking the opening of the sailing season. Prices with reservations made before April 15 are RMB 200 for an individual and RMB 550 for families (after April 15, prices are RMB 300 and 750, respectively). Those at this event who are interested in the 2-day sailing camps on May 2 and 3 will receive discounts when signing up. Reservations for May Day can be booked at Eudora Station (across from Lido) or at the Olympic Water Park in Shunyi. Contact 139 1046 5950 for more details.
If your family will be in Beijing for the summer, this is also a good time to check out the sailing camps available. See the website for information about prices and registration.
Beijing Aofan Sailing Club (Beijing Aofan Sports Company)
Olympic Water Park, No.19 Baima Lu, Shunyi District, Beijing
Directions: Jingcheng highway-exit of Baima Road-eastbound 15 km-Olympic Water Park; or Jingmi Road-eastbound 4 km on Mapo Bridge-Olympic Water Park
Photo by Frank Kehren of flickr.