Fundraising Goal: $45,000
Albury Wodonga Yacht Club Inc is a thriving place where people of all ages and abilities come to discover the joy of sailing. Located on the shores of Lake Hume, we are on the New South Wales / Victorian border about 20mins drive from Albury-Wodonga. Our Club has a Discover Sailing Centre, which offers Australian Sailing accredited learn to sail classes, including the dinghy program and Tackers program for children. We also offer accredited Powerboat courses and Sailability - Sailing for all abilities. Our Club is available to members all year round with the official sailing season from the start of September through to Easter. We offer racing and cruising opportunities as well as social events. We are an inclusive Club and have competitors (and members) of various ages and abilities. We support the Australian Sailing Youth Pathway classes and have coaching opportunities for Optimists and Lasers. Albury Wodonga Yacht Club is the home of Sail Country. Since 2014 this major regatta has been held on the Melbourne Cup weekend, drawing hundreds of competitors from Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra and regional areas between.
This fundraising program will support the purchase of a safety boat and trailer for our yacht club. Our club organises many on water sailing activities including club racing every weekend, learn to sail programs for children, adults and school groups. We also run Sailability, a sailing program for people of all abilities. For these activities it is critical to have a suitable safety vessel in the water at all times - a vessel able to render assistance to and rescue people needing help. Having a suitable safety boat will allow our club to grow by appealing to a wider cross-section of the community. Schools and community groups are, more than ever, concerned about the support infrastructure that is on hand to cover unforeseen events. Parents will be happier knowing that their children are being supported during their sailing by a dedicated, suitable safety vessel.