Time to go sailing in Bluff

AMANDA PARKINSON
Last updated 12:48 30/01/2014
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JOHN HAWKINS/Fairfax NZ

Bluff Yacht Club commodore Anders Jagvik prepares for the Volvo National Sailing Day on Sunday in Bluff Harbour.

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Southern yacht clubs are encouraging people to join them for a day on the water as part of a national  sailing and boating day event. 

The event organised by Yachting New Zealand will give experienced and novice sailors the opportunity to try the sport on February 16. 

Wakatipu, Wanaka and Bluff yacht clubs, and Riverton Sailing Club have confirmed they will also participate in the day. 

Bluff Yacht Club commodore Anders Jagvik said he encouraged all members and non members to come along and join in the free event. 

''There are a lot of people in the area with boats; we just want celebrate that,'' he said. 

Mr Jagvik said it was the first time this event had been co-ordinated nationwide and he hoped it would be a success. 

''The idea for us is to encourage anyone interested in sailing to come down to Bluff and join us for a day out.''

lw+1Yachting New Zealand chief executive David Abercrombie said the day would be used to introduce people to the sport.

''All Kiwis love getting out on the water but not everyone knows how to get started in sailing,'' he said.

 

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