Sail training club a tribute
JASON Case once ran a sailing school in Melbourne before moving to the Coffs Coast.
His dream was to establish a sail training school to teach his kids to sail at Urunga but before he had a chance, his life was taken in a motorcycle accident.
Through his extensive sailing travels and the Melbourne Sailing School, Jason and his wife, Rachel, made many friends and a Jason Case Memorial Fund was set up for donations to teach kids to sail.
As a result money, boats and materials have been donated to establish the new sail training club in his honour and through the efforts of Rachel and friends, Klaus Daros and Derek and Kerry Ridgley, his dream is about to become a reality.
In conjunction with Scouts NSW the USTC will offer Yachting Australia Accredited dinghy sailing and small boat handling courses. The Urunga Scouts Hall will be re-named North Coast Region Four Rivers District Aquatic Centre.
The Urunga Sail Training Club (“USTC”) launch is being held today from 10am at the Urunga Scouts Hall, corner of River and Bellingen Streets, Urunga.
The USTC will cater for ages 5 to 85 and has also been accredited by Sailability NSW, a program that provides sailing for the disabled.
There will be a display of boats that have already been donated to the club, a sausage sizzle and activities for the kids. For more information contact Derek Ridgley on 0427 115 892