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Try 'Sailing' Day - Come & Have A Go!

by on 6 Nov 2000
The National Try Sailing Day on 12 November offers everyone the opportunity
to "have a go" at the sport of sailing. Clubs throughout Australia will
open their doors to give the general public a chance to come out & give
sailing a go!

Sailing, the second most successful of the Olympic sports for Australia, is
a truly Australian past-time. The Olympic success has certainly seen an
increase in interest in the sport, which is a great outcome according to
Olympic Gold Medallist Jenny Armstrong.

"We hope our Gold Medal win will increase the profile of the sport of
sailing in Australia," said Armstrong following their Gold Medal win in
September. "We'd like to inspire young people to get involved in the sport,
particularly young girls. It's such a great sport!"

This is the first time that the Try Sailing Day has been held on a national
basis, & clubs in five states & territories have confirmed their
participation in the event.

Interested youths & family groups are welcome to join their local sailing
club from 10am to 4pm to experience the joys of sailing. Almost everything
that will be required by the "Try Sailor" will be available at each
location on the day. It is recommended that participants wear a pair of
white-soled shoes, whilst a hat & sunscreen always come in handy.

Although designed for the teen & younger age groups, Try Sailing days have
proven popular for the entire family. The participating clubs cannot only
allow you to experience the joys of sailing, but they can also help you to
understand what local facilities are available to join in the sport.

Try Sailing Days have been designed to encourage young Australians to
participate in this exciting outdoor sport. This free day has been organised
by each participating club, the Member Yachting Associations, Boating
Industry Association & the Australian Yachting Federation.

To find your nearest participating club, please visit: , or call your state yachting
New South Wales Yachting Association, Phone: 02 9660 1266, Fax: 02 9552
6159, Email:

Victorian Yachting Council, Phone: 03 9597 0066, Fax 03 9598 7384, Email:

Queensland Yachting Association, Phone:07 3399 1111, Fax: 07 3399 1100,

Yachting South Australia, Phone:08 8410 1437, Fax: 08 8211 7115, (event not until next year)

Yachting Association of Western Australia, Phone: 08 9386 2438, Fax: 08 9389
8686, Email:

Tasmania Yachting Association, Phone: 03 6224 3644 Fax: 03 6224 3441,

Northern Teritory Yachting Association, Email: gary.martin@dwnmh.wha.nt
(event not until next year)

Australian Capital Territory, Email:

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