Thanks to the support from St Johns Rotary, Orakei Marina and  Yachting New Zealand, HAG Sailing begins this week with the first school up being St Patrick's School with 26 students taking part of this worthy project in developing young people life skills.  Here the group is shown 'the ropes' prior to getting out onto the water.  The resumption of this annual programme after 2020's Covid cancellation was most appreciated as expressed by one student: "Last year the Year 7 & 8's were unlucky since covid struck and they couldn't go sailing. Now I am most grateful to St. John's Rotary & Yachting NZ for giving my friends and I the opportunity of a lifetime. It has sparked an interest in me and to maybe pursue sailing in the future."