National sailing day on
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.