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WELCOME TO ROGER, OUR NEW SAILING INSTRUCTOR AND LOOKING BACK OVER THE LAST WEEK

TWILIGHT SAILING - 5.30 pm Thursdays

A WARM WELCOME TO OUR NEW SAILING INSTRUCTOR... Roger Redmond started sailing at Wakatere about age 7.  He sailed the Sabot class ( a bit like an Optimist) and did Regatta Sailing.  He even won the Auckland Champs on Handicap.  Since then he has pretty much continually owned boats, from dinghies to keelers.  Highlights have included sailing from Auckland to Christchurch via the West Coast of the North Island in a Marauder, sailing Auckland to Whangaroa in a 25 Tracker Keel boat, sailing in Tonga, Denmark, and Lake Garda, and racing as crew in various boats over the years.  But the biggest highlight is simply being on the water, and introducing children, young people and adults to the joy of sailing, and the fun and independence, confidence and self-reliance it brings.  He has worked for Yacht Clubs in Christchurch and in Germany, as well as for various Outdoor Education centers and programme providers.


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