Sail­ing of­fi­cer up­dated on ves­sel ops

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

Off-the-beach sail­ing

WHILE there is no for­mal rac­ing or tu­ition over the school hol­i­day pe­riod, there are still plenty of op­por­tu­ni­ties for off-the­beach sailors to hone their skills.

Whit­sun­day Sail­ing Club sail­ing man­ager Ross Chisholm is keen to spend some time pro­vid­ing tu­ition and coach­ing for those who wish to make the most of the hol­i­day pe­riod.

Mr Chisholm, an Aus­tralian Sail­ing qual­i­fied in­struc­tor, is keen to help the club’s mem­bers im­prove their knowl­edge and skills.

Those in­ter­ested in tak­ing him up on the op­por­tu­nity should phone the club on 4946 6138 or 0429 584 787.

Yacht­ing Queens­land

Mr Chisholm at­tended a two-day club con­fer­ence con­ducted by Yacht­ing Queens­land, the peak body for sail­ing in Queens­land.

The con­fer­ence, held in Bris­bane, was at­tended by sail­ing and yacht clubs from all over the state. At­ten­dees heard the lat­est in­for­ma­tion on sport­ing trends and ser­vices avail­able to clubs.

In­for­ma­tion pro­vided in­cluded an up­date from the Aus­tralian Mar­itime Safety Agency ex­plain­ing the re­quire­ments of do­mes­tic com­mer­cial ves­sel op­er­a­tions and their in­ter­ac­tion with Marine Ser­vices Queens­land.

The con­fer­ence also pro­vided an op­por­tu­nity for club del­e­gates to meet the new Aus­tralian Sail­ing chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer John Lee, who ex­plained his view of the fu­ture trends of the sport.

Mr Chisholm has is­sued an open in­vi­ta­tion to Mr Lee to at­tend the Air­lie Beach Race Week Fes­ti­val of Sail­ing, which gets un­der way in Au­gust.

RAC­ING: Lasers on the wa­ter ear­lier this year.

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