Plenty for sail at Mapua fundraiser

The Leader (Nelson) - - YOUR HEALTH - TIM O'CON­NELL

The auc­tion of a do­nated Top­per yacht is one item guar­an­teed to float some­one’s boat at this week­end’s buy sell swap meet at Mapua Boat Club.

A gold-mine for those seek­ing any marine, boat­ing and fish­ing gear, the event will take place this Satur­day at the MBC clu­b­rooms from 9am un­til 12pm.

The yacht is a great one-per­son learn to sail unit, made from plas­tic, eas­ily rigged and eas­ily main­tained and it’s light enough for one per­son to eas­ily carry.

It will be auc­tioned at 11am on the wharf in front of the Mapua Boat Club rooms.

All pro­ceeds from the auc­tioned yacht will go to the lo­cal Tamaha Sea Scout group.

Mapua Boat Club com­mit­tee mem­ber Wayne Daniel said the club sought to help the lo­cal sea scouts where pos­si­ble.

How­ever, with re­cent work and de­vel­op­ment oc­cur­ring around the wharf, it had be­come ‘‘a lit­tle bit im­prac­ti­cal’’ for the scouts to op­er­ate from their cur­rent site along­side the boat club.

‘‘We are part of the greater com­mu­nity ef­forts to foster a fu­ture for the sea scouts in Mapua,’’ he said.

Sev­eral com­mer­cial marine com­pa­nies have also pledged the sale of their un­wanted stock, while any­one with gear to sell is wel­come to at­tend.

There is a cost of $10 to book a ta­ble space or $5 for club mem­bers.

If you have any­thing to do­nate, need a hand get­ting gear to the event or wish to book a space, please con­tact Wayne on 021 606614.

Hot Shots of­fers chil­dren an ac­ces­si­ble way of learn­ing how to play ten­nis.

MARTIN DE RUYTER/ THE LEADER

Stephen Alder is gear­ing up to head to Samoa with his son Isaac to build homes for Habi­tat for Hu­man­ity.

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