2019/2020 season kicks off for Queens Lake Sailing Club

Queens Lake Sailing Club Commodore David Castleton (left) presents the Points Score trophy to winning sailor Cameron Kaul. Photo: supplied.

Queens Lake Sailing Club Commodore David Castleton (left) presents the Points Score trophy to winning sailor Cameron Kaul. Photo: supplied.

The 2019/2020 Queens Lake Sailing Club season is set to kick off shortly.

Last week members had their AGM and this was followed by the presentation of prizes to the best performing sailors from last season.

Queens Lake Sailing Club secretary Ian Read said members are hoping for better weather than last season.

"The persistent and very strong north easterlies played havoc and many Saturday events were cancelled for safety reasons," he said.

Mr Read said the club is going from strength to strength and welcomes sailors of all ages.

"It boasts a number of very experienced sailors who are all willing to assist any newcomers, with the correct rigging as well as provide on-water sailing instruction," he said.

"People can go for a leisurely sail or see how they fare in a friendly race environment.

"The club is very careful to adhere to the most stringent water safety requirements."

There are a number of families who sail regularly and Mr Read said it's a great way for parents to bond with their children.

If people aren't keen on sailing, Mr Read said they can still enjoy watching exhilarating racing from close quarters.

"There is also always a ride available on the committee vessel," he said.

Club Laser dinghys and Hobie Cats are available for a nominal fee, whilst a number of members bring their own boats down to the lake.

Each Saturday after racing most members relax with a beverage and sausage sizzle, while undertaking a post mortem on the day's results.

For more information please call Ian Read 0434 986 585 or David Castleton 0402 111 230. People can also visit the club's page on Facebook.

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