Port Stephens Yacht Club inviting non-member sailors to join training session

UPWIND: Port Stephens Yacht Club is conducting a training event for experienced sailors on May 7. Picture: Supplied
UPWIND: Port Stephens Yacht Club is conducting a training event for experienced sailors on May 7. Picture: Supplied

Are you a sailor in Port Stephens looking to join a yacht club?

If so, you are invited to head along to a Port Stephens Yacht Club training session on Friday, May 7.

The Sail Trim - Beyond the Basics Upwind training session will be held at the yacht clubhouse next to Soldiers Point Marina form 6.30pm.

Toni Fox from Port Stephens Yacht Club said that the training event was aimed at yacht sailors, not people without any sailing experience.

"The training will teach the dynamics and technical side of sails and sail trim from Andrew Buckland," Fox said.

"Andrew brings decades of boat design experience, with people like Ben Lexcen and Bruce Farr and has optimised and campaigned a number of notable IOR and IRC race yachts including Assassin, No Fear, Ragamuffin, Once More Dear Friends, Wild Rose, and the America's Cup with Syd Fisher.

"It's bound to be a unique and enlightening experience."

The cost is $15 on the door for non-members and $10 for members. The bar will be open from 6pm. Bring your own snacks. The evening is expected to finish by 8.30pm.

For more information, contact Fox on 0416 006 088.