Learning to sail is an adventure
Bonus aqua park tickets for group
COACH Sean O’Regan turned a bleak day into an adventure for the Whitsunday Sailing Club’s learn to sail group last Sunday.
First the group practised on land how to huddle together and swim together and how to remove the rigs from their dinghies and take a tow.
Three groups with three boats then set sail with the wind behind them for the lagoon beach where a man overboard drill took place under the watchful eyes of the WSC instructors and parents aboard the club’s two rubber ducks.
The group then performed what they had learnt on land in the lagoon and were towed back to the club in a line.
Airlie Ride & Slide owner Lachlan Queenan saw the training and gave the group a pleasant surprise by presenting them with free passes to the new aqua park.
The Off Beach senior and youth sailors then took to the water for session six of the nine-week Winter Series.
Joining this group was Den- nis Winstanley, who was racing on his one design windsurfer.
Dennis has won every national title on the board over the last 15 years and has also won two world titles.
Revelling in the strong winds on Sunday, he took line honours in three races.
Meanwhile Luke Mairs won the senior Laser division and in the youth fleet Cam Brown won races one and two sailing a Laser radial, while Ned Sleight won the third race sailing a Laser 4.7.
HAPPY FACES: Coach Sean O’Regan, Erin Applegate, Riley Applegate, Luke Pegg, Josh Ekert, Lisa Pegg, Gracie Pegg, Seabrea Milliken, Jack Opie, Olivia Opie, Jesse Pegg and observer Scott Pegg, with their free passes to the new aqua park.