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Tweed sailing a thrilling choice for 83 juniors

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The Tweed Valley Sailing Club at Fingal Head on the Tweed River is now nearly eight years old and 2018 was another packed year with both winter and summer seasons of regular Sunday Learn to Sail sessions, afternoon racing, as well as social sails upriver to Chinderah for lunch and back.

Our big event was the Annual Tumbulgum Passage race in September allowing visitors to see Tweed Valley at its best.

High achievers include: Kate Yeomans and her Laser Bluey taking prizes at several regattas and a medal from this year’s Pan Pacific Masters Games; the Corsair Swell Lady skipper Monique Smith, who took first in the November Corsair Eastern State Titles on the Clarence River with crew Matthew Andrews and Deborah Flannery; and Bill Fenelon with crew Taj Krasna, who won the hard-fought NS14 Class Championship on classic NS Tornado.

The TVSC foundation members’ primary goal was to make sailing available to all.

We are certainly well on our way with a fleet of 15 Corsairs needing three crew each making it easy for newcomers to have a go.

A surprising 83 juniors have sailed with the club in 2018 and many adult beginners as well as ‘old salts’ have joined us too.

Thanks to our members, who all pitch in to make it fun, especially those who run the juniors squad, in particular Bill Fenelon and safety boat driver Bryan Townsend.

If you think 2019 could be your year to sail contact us on [email protected]


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