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Discover Sailing Days for Victorian sailors

by Lee Mylchreest on 5 Jan 2014
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Victorian sailors: Do you have a friend - or even a whole family - whom you are sure would love sailing, but they just haven't been able to make it yet? This is their chance, because yacht clubs across Victoria are inviting families and new sailors to come on board this summer.

The Discover Sailing Day program, which runs throughout January and February, gives people a chance to participate in a variety of free on and off-water activities at 23 yacht clubs participating across the region.

Yachting Victoria chief executive Steve Walker said he hopes to see some new faces getting involved.

'More than 3,000 Victorians participated in last year’s inaugural Discover Sailing program, with over 200 taking up yacht club memberships and signing up for our ‘Learn to Sail’ programs,' he said.

'We hope to see some new faces come down this summer to get their feet wet and see for themselves how safe, fun and accessible sailing really is.'

Discover Sailing program manager Gavin Wall said it was a 'unique opportunity' to have a true sailing lifestyle experience.

You don't need to have a boat, you don't need to have any equipment or knowledge, just turn up on the days specified, and learn the thrill of speeding across the water with the wind in your hair and propelling the boat.

Here are just some of the upcoming Discover Sailing Days:

11 Jan 2014 Discover Sailing Day Rosebud Yacht Club
Discover Sailing Day Westernport Yacht Club
Discover Sailing Weekend Loch Sport Boat Club Inc
Discover Sailing Day Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron
Discover Sailing Day Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron


12 Jan 2014 Discover Sailing Day Port Fairy Yacht Club
Discover Sailing Day Anglesea Motor Yacht Club
Discover Sailing Day Warrnambool Yacht Club Inc.
Discover Sailing Day Williamstown Sailing Club
Discover Sailing Day McCrae Yacht Club
Discover Sailing Day Beaumaris Yacht Club
Discover Sailing Day Rye Yacht Club
Discover Sailing Day - Cowes Cowes Yacht Club
Discover Sailing Day - Cowes Cowes Yacht Club


19 Jan 2014 Go West Discover Sailing Day Altona Yacht Club

02 Feb 2014 Boat Messabout Day Three Queenscliff Lonsdale Yacht Club

16 Mar 2014 Boat Messabout Day Four Queenscliff Lonsdale Yacht Club

For more information go the website: http://discoversailing.org.au/
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