Wind in yacht club’s sails now
Pleasant Point Yacht Club in Christchurch launches its 96th season on the estuary on September 10 with a Mark Foy race for all Canterbury yachties.
The event starts at 11am and spectators and those interested in getting into sailing are welcome to attend.
The club is keen to grow its membership so it is running its ‘‘An Introduction to Pleasant Point Yacht Club’’ evening on Friday, August 26, at 7.30 in the South New Brighton Community Centre, off Beatty St.
This is a free evening at which people can hear what the club can offer and find out a lot more about sailing.
Club spokesman Nigel Humphreys says: ‘‘We are particularly interested to talk to individuals or families who want to get into sailing, and especially those who have a sailing dinghy or small trailer yacht at home that they just aren’t getting the most out of.’’
This will be the club’s fourth season at its new location in the South New Brighton Park, where it moved to in 2013 after its original site beside the South New Brighton Bridge was destroyed in the September 2010 earthquake.
‘‘We opened our new launching ramp at the beginning of last season, built with a funds grant from The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust,’’ says Humphreys.
For more, phone Nigel Humphreys on 349 2422.