Free family sailing this Sunday

| 13/09/2010

(CNS): Building on the success of previous open days, the Cayman Islands Sailing Club (CISC) will be running a free family day this Sunday, 19 September, from 1pm to 5pm and is inviting the public to attend. No registration is required, just come to the club in the afternoon and enjoy the free sailing. The club will provide free boat rentals, food and drinks all afternoon. The free rental boats will include some brand new Picos which are just under 12 foot long and are ideal for learning how to sail. The theme is ‘Bring a parent sailing’ and children are encouraged to take their family and friends sailing. Sunday is also the final day of racing in the Governor’s Cup

Sailing Director, Michael Weber, said the idea was inspired by a similar event. “I saw a poster titled ‘Bring a kid sailing’ which encouraged adults to introduce young people to the sport. I thought that we could play on that and instead have kids bring their parents!”

Weber noted that the busy youth programme, which sees hundreds of children learning to sail every year, means that there are youths who have parents that don’t know how to sail. Mike Weber said, “This is a great time for kids to take mum or dad sailing, teach them what they know, and then get involved in the Sailing Club.”

Weber also noted that the open days will run monthly for the rest of the year as part of the Club’s plan to increase public awareness of its facility.

This Sunday 19 September is also the final day of racing in the Governor’s Cup, the prestigious annual J/22 regatta. This two day event will see the majority of the J/22 fleet competing for this prized trophy and will be a great opportunity for spectators to watch the boats racing in front of the sailing club and see the spectacle of the competitors and their boats coming ashore after the racing. Some of the competitors and other club members will be available to show visitors the J/22 yacht and answer questions about sailing and racing the boat.

The Sailing Club is located in Red Bay. Take Selkirk road, just after Hurleys supermarket and follow the CISC signs.

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