Sailing officer updated on vessel ops
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.
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.