Junior sailors who braved the chilly west winds at a two day “School Holiday” winter introductory sailing event. There were 11 newcomers and four who had attended previous events during the warmer months.
This was the first time we have used the new (second-hand) “Status 19 “as a training vessel, the students seemed to favour it or the safety boat over the Bugs or Vagabonds.
The second day was much sunnier which took the edge of the cold start. All comments indicated that all participants enjoyed their introduction to sailing, four of the new ones sailed solo, good effort.
Other coming events:
- September School Holiday (26-29), junior sailing, watch local press, notice boards etc. (Fees apply).
- October 8: Free Discover Sailing “Try Sailing Day” all ages welcome.
- October to December: Start Date TBA, All ages welcome, Discover Sailing TCB course, running for eight weeks on a Saturday afternoons. (Fees apply). Contact: Jon Jones (0408 472 187)
Individual funding for disadvantaged juniors to get into sports programs: Get Started vouchers – Round 8 ($150 vouchers, one per year). Applications open – July 13, applications close – September 28 (or earlier if fully allocated). Vouchers expire – November 14, 2016.