Tanilba Sailing Club Nurtures Next Generation of Sailors

Sam Breaden with local young sailors and crusty old salts.(left) Steve Breaden and Mike Colecliffe rigging up for a race.(right)
Sam Breaden with local young sailors and crusty old salts.(left)
Steve Breaden and Mike Colecliffe rigging up for a race.(right)

 

TANILBA Sailing Club has emerged from its winter recess to begin its 2017- 2018 season.

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Although small in number, the club boasts some eight former or current national and state champions in catamaran classes.

On top of this, they are nurturing a second generation of young sailors.

“We secured a State Government grant to buy several ‘Bic’ trainers and we’re looking for young people to learn the art,” he said.

“Those interested can contact me on 0419 912 420,” Sam Breaden said.

Meanwhile, club stalwart Mike Colecliffe invites any other interested locals to become part of the action.

“Just turn up at the club on a Sunday and we will fill you in on our set-up.

“We sail every second weekend and we have boats you can learn on or you can bring your own,” he said.

“Also, we are looking for a rescue craft to be on standby for the season so if you’re a civic minded citizen with a power boat we’d like to hear from you. My number is 041 9999 785.”

Tanilba Sailing Club is located in a picturesque waterfront setting off the eastern end of King Albert Avenue, Tanilba Bay. Access is from the turning circle opposite Tanilba Bay Public School.

 

By Geoff WALKER

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