It’s not just the ‘big’ kids who can play at Sail Port Stephens 2017. Our Junior One-Sail Regatta, sponsored by Port Stephens Strata, is on April 11-12 as a stand-alone event.
Yes, it’s in the school holidays, and yes it avoids a clash with the CHS regatta at Belmont. It’s open to O’pen Bics, Sabots, Lasers, Optimists etc.
Hosted at the Port Stephens Sailing and Aquatic Club in Salamander Bay, the off-the-beach series is designed for competitors under the age of 18, giving mum and dad time ashore. It’s a perfect NSW school holiday activity.
Regatta director Geoff Campbell reckons it’s a great way to ensure that Sail Port Stephens has a new brigade of happy customers coming through.
“The thinking behind the junior series is to get everyone involved in Sail Port Stephens and to grow junior sailing in the Bay,” Campbell said. “We’re encouraging all one-sail classes to attend and enjoy the real sailing festival atmosphere that surrounds the so-called ‘Season of Sailing’ at Port Stephens in April.”
Port Stephens Strata is sponsor (the company looks after over 200 strata schemes in the region, including Pacific Blue Resort and Horizons Golf Estate). Director David Ferguson adds, “being part of the local community means we all want kids to have great outdoor things to do.
“Nelson Bay is a beautiful spot and Port Stephens Strata is happy to support the event with the aim of getting as many young sailors on the water as possible.”
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