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Learn to Sail

Ahoy, sailing families! Try sailing at French Bay Yacht Club

In association with the French Markets, French Bay Yacht Club in Titirangi is hosting a Try Sailing Day on Sunday 11 November. 

Come down to:

- Try out sailing - it doesn't matter how old or young you are, in return for a gold coin donation, we'll take you for a spin around the bay 

- To experience life on the fast side aboard one of the all new amazing Weta trimarans

- Chat with club members about our learn to sail programs for kids and adults, racing, adventure sailing, membership and more 

Club news: Queen Charlotte High Performance Clinic

Queen Charlotte Yacht Club's first High Performance Clinic of the season finished up with a lot of very tired but enthusiastic Optimist and Starling sailors.
Club Junior Convenor and Coaching Co-ordinator, Ben Cowley, pronounced the weekend clinic as a great success and said the young sailors were very keen for the next one; “their skills have improved dramatically.”

Canterbury Yachtie of the Year

The Mander Yachting Trust “Canterbury Yachtie of the Year” awards were held recently at Naval Point Club Lyttelton. This annual event gives Canterbury clubs and class associations the opportunity to recognise local sailors and volunteers in a number of categories, both on and off the water. As in previous years this fairly informal event proved to be a good pre-season opportunity for members of the Canterbury sailing community to get together and enjoy some light refreshments and catch up with old and new friends.

Christchurch Clubs offer sailing to youngsters through fundraising initiative

Chilly Christchurch weather didn't deter a group of enthusiastic children attending an Introduction to Sailing Course at Naval Point Club Lyttelton earlier this week.
The course is one of five on during October being made possible by a combined fundraising initiative involving Yachting New Zealand’s Sailing… Have a Go! programme and CAMPER (with Emirates Team New Zealand) to benefit the yacht clubs of post-earthquake Christchurch with a view to re-vitalising activity and interest in sailing during a difficult time. Five different Christchurch yacht clubs are involved and offering introductory sailing courses.

Record attendance at Auckland's Inclusive Coaching workshop

On October 8th there was a record turn out for an Inclusive Coaching workshop at the Royal Akarana Yacht Club, attended by twenty two people from seven different yacht clubs. The Halberg Disability Sport Foundation and Yachting New Zealand delivered the workshop together as a coach orientated workshop that enhances current knowledge and promotes the inclusion of disabled sailors.

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