Wind in yacht club’s sails now

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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.

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