Have a go at sailing

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CHILDREN wanting to learn how to sail have the opportunity at the Sailing Have a Go! pro› gramme being held in Bluff, Riverton, Te Anau and Queens› town from January 18›22.
At each location, experienced sailors and instructors will be assisting 12 children aged 8›12 who would like to learn how to sail a small yacht.
Hosted by Sport Southland and Yachting New Zealand, the Sail› ing Have a Go! programme was designed to give pupils the oppor› tunity to experience the thrills and spills of sailing in a safe and managed environment, while hav› ing lots of fun at the same time, Sport Southland school sports adviser Gareth Scott said.
‘‘A fully›qualified Yachting New Zealand sailing coach and an assistant will deliver the pro› gramme at each session.’’
The programme was the dream of the late Sir Peter Blake, who believed all children should have the chance to try their hand at sailing, he said.
Spaces in each session were limited and registrations were essential.
Í For more information or to register go to www.sportsouthland.co.nz

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