2015 Volvo National Sailing & Boating Day Just three days to go
The final count-down is on to the 2015 Volvo National Sailing & Boating Day. Sailing and boating Clubs across New Zealand, from Northland to Southland, are gearing up for Sunday’s celebration of sailing and boating.
“With the spell of hot, sunny weather across the country throughout January, let’s hope it continues through the weekend and we have great conditions this Sunday,” says Stuart Thomas, Yachting New Zealand’s Coordinator for the Volvo National Sailing & Boating Day. “Regardless, I know that the Clubs taking part are well prepared and everyone who shows up will have a great time.”
Over 35 Yachting New Zealand affiliated Clubs are on board with the nationwide initiative which is designed to entice newcomers through the door of the Clubhouse and out onto the water.
Yachting New Zealand Chief Executive, David Abercrombie says, “Sailing is a sport for all ages. Sailing and boating are about freedom and adventure, it can be competitive or just for fun and I’d encourage anyone who is keen to get down to your local Club this Sunday and give it a go.”
With a wide range of activities planned from sailing, windsurfing and spectator opportunities to all welcome BBQs, members of the public are encouraged to check yachtingnz.org.nz to find out what’s happening at their local Club.
Volvo globally supports sailing from grass roots level, through youth development and to the pinnacle of the sport with the ownership of the Volvo Ocean Race. For Volvo New Zealand, this Yachting New Zealand initiative is another to help grow sailing communities which are already reached by programmes such as YNZ’s Volvo Sailing…Have a Go!
Community media are encouraged to take a look at what’s happening in your area and help your local Club/s in promoting the public opportunities to your audience in the lead-up to Volvo National Sailing & Boating Day on 1st February 2015.
Mark the date – Sunday 1 February – in your diary and book a photographer or talk to the Club about supplying you photos from the day.
Our What’s happening, and where? page will help you find out what’s going on at your local Club/s and who to contact for more information.
Contacts: Stuart Thomas, Volvo National Sailing & Boating Day Event Manager
by Jodie Bakewell-White, Yachting New Zealand