Tanilba Sailing Club has high hopes for State Titles News Of The Area Port Stephens Sport by News Of The Area - Modern Media - January 13, 2021 ‘Dangerous Damo’ and Mike Colecliffe with ‘Acme Fireball’. TANILBA Sailing Club has high hopes for its entry in the upcoming F18 class catamaran titles to be held at Speers Point over the Australia Day weekend. Advertise with News of The Area today. It’s worth it for your business. Message us. Phone us – (02) 4981 8882. Email us – [email protected] A combination of experience from Mike Colecliffe and the youthful exuberance of ‘ Dangerous Damo’ should ensure a sound showing from their entry: 027 ‘Acme Fireball’. Indeed, their outstanding performance at a recent club outing saw them surge through the field on the downwind leg in a stiff 15 knot Nor’ Easter. Four craft gathered on the day for an impromptu sail on the high tide at their Tanilba waterfront site on January 3 to keep their hand in over the holiday break. The club season lasts from Fathers’ Day to Mothers’ Day and new members are welcome with training freely provided for interested youngsters. Trainer Sam Breaden said that it was very much a family oriented club with parents of the budding sailors assisting in the smooth running and in general maintenance. All details can be found on the club’s Facebook page. By Geoff WALKER Young budding sailors being shown the ropes.