Southern Telegraph - - News - Pierra Wil­lix

Adults and chil­dren are in­vited to take to the water as part of a sail­ing day this week­end.

The Cruis­ing Yacht Club will host its bian­nual Dis­cover Sail­ing Day this Satur­day, where any­one in­ter­ested can head out on the water to have a go at the sport.

Cruis­ing Yacht Club Rear Com­modore for ju­niors Michael Jones said the day was a great way to get peo­ple in­volved in sail­ing, a sport they may never have tried be­fore.

“We run a try sail­ing day at least twice a year to try and en­cour­age peo­ple to get in­volved in sail­ing,” he said.

Par­tic­i­pants will take part in hour-long ses­sions, run through­out the day from 8.30am to 3.30pm, where ju­nior sailors will take peo­ple out on the water. The event is open to any­one above age seven, and Jones said sail­ing was a great way to build con­fi­dence and self-es­teem, as well as col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween sailors.

Dur­ing the school hol­i­days, the club will also be hold­ing Learn to Sail classes for 7 to 12 year-olds, from Oc­to­ber 1 to 5.

To reg­is­ter for all events, visit tcyc.com.au/ju­niors or con­tact sail­ing@tcyc.com.au.

Pic­ture: Pierra Wil­lix

Ju­nior sailors Ja­cob and Con­nor Ban­nis­ter, Adi­son Bates, Lily Jones, Imo­gen Bates and Toby Jones will be help­ing peo­ple try sail­ing this week­end.

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