Urunga Sail Training Club will start a sail training program on the Kalang River at Urunga today.
Urunga Sail Training Club will start a sail training program on the Kalang River at Urunga today.

Games gold promotes sailing club

AUSTRALIA'S Olympic success in sailing couldn't have come at a better time for the Urunga Sail Training Club.

After the club's recent clubhouse renovation it will swing back into action this weekend, staging sail training courses for newcomers to the sport.

"After all the work on the clubhouse we have just expended the last of a government grant which the club received, and installed a new wharf access on the Kalang River," club spokeswoman Kerry Ridgley said.

The new wharf will be especially handy for the club's Sailability program, allowing wheelchair-bound locals to learn to sail.

Today's sailing training is open to aspiring sailors of all ages.

"The club runs two courses teaching absolute beginners and novices how to tack and basically discover the great sport of sailing," Mrs Ridgley said.

"Who knows, one day we may even see one of our members going on to compete on the Olympic stage, let's hope so."

The Urunga Sail Training Club will start its training program at the riverside clubhouse at 11am and will continue every Saturday over the next two months.



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