A record 3730 children took part in the summer's Volvo Sailing... Have a Go! programme, which has been going for 12 years.
Volvo Sailing... Have A Go!
More than 3000 people tried sailing, many for the first time, with Yachting New Zealand's Volvo Sailing... Have a Go! programme during the Volvo Ocean Race stopover at the Auckland viaduct.
The have a go programme down at the Volvo Ocean Race village is proving a hit.
Kath Johnson hopes the arrival of the Volvo Sailing... Have a Go! trailer on Friday will spark enough interest in sailing for the sport to get off the ground on Stewart Island.
One of the big challenges for all yacht clubs is translating individuals who try sailing for the first time into members and the New Plymouth Yacht Club do this better than most.
Not sure what to do with the kids over the school holidays? Yachting New Zealand are running a series of Volvo Sailing…Have a Go! days around the country over the next two weeks.
The good weather has ensured the Volvo Sailing... Have a Go! programme has already been a big hit this summer.
Yachting New Zealand are looking for sailors to help behind the scenes at the Auckland stopover for the Volvo Ocean Race.
Simon McVeagh feels a bit like the Pied Piper, travelling around the South Island and encouraging children to try sailing for the first time.
A dozen Chinese children went sailing for the first time today as part of an initiative to introduce Asian kids to some “Kiwi style”.