Enjoy the thrill of land sailing
NEWC is inviting the community to enjoy a free sailing experience as part of National Discover Sailing Day 2018 on Sunday, October 28, commencing 12-noon with a free sausage sizzle at our NEW HQ at Springhurst Recreation Reserve.
People can attend by themselves or with a partner, friends or family to get a taste of what sailing is all about.
The aim of National Discover Sailing Day is to encourage people to find out how much fun, safe, accessible and affordable sailing can be.
NEWC Commodore, Dave Salau encouraged people to pay the club a visit on October 28.
“This is a fantastic opportunity for us to welcome the community to our club and our sport,” he said.
“We encourage anyone who has ever wanted to try sailing to come and have a look and enjoy a sail with an experienced club member or instructor.
“We provide all the instructors, BloKarts (pronounced blow karts) and safety equipment, so all you have to do is come along prepared for a good time with enclosed shoes, a hat and some sunscreen.”
Discover Sailing Day offers you the chance to go for a short sail with an experienced sailor, enjoy the club’s facilities and find out about the great sailing courses available.
BloKart sailing is fun for all ages and all abilities. The whole family can get involved – kids as young as five can enjoy a sail with a parent or guardian.
“Our Discover Sailing Host can answer any questions about sailing and our volunteers will ensure you have an enjoyable day at the club,” Mr Salau said.
“We recommend people book in advance to ensure they can get out on the water, but you can also register on the day.”
National Discover Sailing Day is part of Yachting Australia’s Discover Sailing program, which was launched in 2012 and designed to encourage more people to get out and enjoy the benefits of sailing.
You can register for a free sailing experience at NEWC by contacting co-ordinator Mike Reid at 0406 269 729, Secretary Scilla Taylor on (03) 5721 3679 or Dave Salau on 0408 387 582.
For more information about sailing and BloKarts in particular, visit www.newc.com.au and www.discoversailing.org.au or follow us on Facebook here: http://www.facebook.com/ newindsportclub/.
North East Windsport Club (NEWC) is opening its doors for the community to come and try land sailing.