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Junior Learn to Sail was a great success, now it’s the adult’s turn!

Junior Learn to Sail was a great success, now it’s the adult’s turn!

Jon Jones (TCBYC Membership Secretary)

Tin Can Bay Yacht Club have just finished another successful junior four-day ‘Learn to sail course’, including basic sailing techniques, sailing rules, including TCBYC junior membership, insurance, how to sail book, and tuition fee.

Every one of the 13 participants enjoyed four days of sun and sea, learning the ropes and techniques of boat handling, with a mini cruise on the last day from the Yacht Club in Snapper Creek, up to the power lines in the upper reaches of Tin Can Bay inlet.

Two trailer sailers, “Farr Horizons” and “Top Shelf” joined the two club Status 19’s and a club Vagabond, giving the participants a taste of adventure sailing, shadowed by the Sailability safety boat “Ryan’s Reward” ensuring all boats returned safely.

After this event the juniors will be encouraged to keep up the skills learnt, throughout the summer sailing season at “Green fleet sailing” on a Saturday.

During March there will be an ‘Adult Learn to Sail’ course starting March 3 and 4,and continuing on March 10 and 17. Contact Russell on 0405 063 894 for more information.