The fabulous 'Have A Go' sailing programme had a total of 250 students (mainly Polynesian children) from 12 schools participate from 1-17 May. The Programme Instructors Maria and Justin spoke about the fantastic three weeks inspiring the kids to give sailing "a go". They both said the Programme encouraged the students to try really hard - even through a few tears - with a focus on fitness and nutrition and advised how they pushed participants out of their comfort zone, using a very apt quote from an elite Olympian 'you are tougher than you think you are'.    

Maria said she started sailing as an 8 year old in Argentina and Justin has been sailing for about 50 years commencing as a 4 year old! He is very accomplished in lake and around the world sailing. They are both passionate about the benefits and opportunities in sailing.

Next year we hope to see the programme expand the participation from currently 12 schools to 20 schools. Grateful thanks is extended to Gary Key for the coordination of this event.

Justin, Gavin, Maria and Gary.