National sail­ing day on

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

Sail­ing clubs are gear­ing up for the 2014 Volvo National Sail­ing and Boat­ing Day on Fe­bru­ary 16.

The one-day cel­e­bra­tion is a Yacht­ing New Zealand ini­tia­tive and hun­dreds of peo­ple are ex­pected to take part in the open days, have-a-go ses­sions and fun fam­ily events hosted at 40 clubs na­tion­wide.

Yacht­ing New Zealand chief ex­ec­u­tive David Aber­crom­bie says the idea is to give peo­ple a taste of the sport in a fun, wel­com­ing way.

‘‘All ki­wis love get­ting out on the wa­ter, but not ev­ery­one knows how to get started in sail­ing.’’

Head along to the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron in Westhaven to see the national and in­ter­na­tional match rac­ing cham­pi­onships for un­der-21s from 10am till 5pm. See yacht­ingnz.org.nz for a full list of events.

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