Kids the winners at Try Sailing Day

The Boating Industry Association (BIA) with the support of its sailing division and Yachting NSW will be holding its annual Try Sailing Day on Sunday, November 4.

Since it started in 1997, Try Sailing Day has introduced almost 40,000 kids to the joys of sailing. Having identified that many kids and their parents didn’t know how simple it can be to participate, Try Sailing Day was created to do just that.

This year, 39 sailing clubs across NSW will open their doors to those wanting to learn more. Visitors can drop in on one of many clubs and find out for themselves how much fun sailing can be.

And, according to the BIA, it’s all free.

All that those wishing to participate have to do is show up on the day, preferably with white-soled shoes, a hat and sun screen, and register at the office. Those under 18 need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Participants will be given an opportunity to sail with an experienced club member who will show them around the boat and tell them a little more about sailing.

Try Sailing Day is arranged through individual clubs with club members providing their own craft and acting as instructors. Primarily about dinghies, some clubs have larger vessels for the ‘big kids’.

For all the details and to find the closest participating club, go to: www.bia.org.au.

Or call: 1300 7BOATS (26287).

Kids try their hand at Sailing Day
Kids trying their hand at sailing during Try Sailing Day

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