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Up-coming Sailing Activities
These activities are available to current registered members of the Scout Association.
Sailing for upcoming weekends in Term 4 2019.
Sun 27th Oct No Sailing
Sun 3rd Nov
No Sailing
Sun 10th Nov ON Sailing is ON today 
Sun 17th Nov   No Sailing - pending construction
Sun 24th Nov  No sailing - Epping Group's Air Activities Day 
Sun 1st Dec  No sailing - Epping Group Camp
Sun 8th Dec  No Sailing 
Sun 15th Dec  No Sailing 

Term 4, 2019
We intend running weekly sailing from the Meadowbank Boat Shed each Sunday afternoon from 1pm to 4pm from 27th October.  This may change depending on the current redevelopment project.  Sailing is open to registered Scout members aged from about 10 upwards.  This is an opportunity to learn to sail from experienced and accredited instructors.

Start your sailing experience in the larger boat.  Once you have gained sufficient knowledge and confidence you can then progress to the smaller, faster boats.  Part of the fun and skill of sailing is understanding how to rig and look after the boats.  We have a range of sailing boats.  Each type is different.  They handle differently, some go faster than others, some even capsize more easily.  At the start and end of the sessions, don't just sit around the boat shed chatting.  Help out, ask questions, demonstrate to the instructors that you are interested in learning.  Also at the end of the session, you don't just get out of the boat and go home.  The salt water is very corrosive and can easily cause permanent damage to the equipment if it is not washed off promptly.  The equipment needs to be checked for damage before being put away.  If you find something is broken, tell one of the instructors or leaders so that it can be fixed.  Make the next session safer and more enjoyable, knowing that the equipment is in good condition.

Bring a rain/spray jacket, water bottle, water shoes, a wide brimmed hat with a chin strap and sun screen.  A change of clothes and a towel will keep the parents happy instead of making the car seats wet for the trip home.  Complete and bring along an E1 Permission Note for each participant for each term.  We hope to have enough youth members to be able to take out different boats each week. Please contact Peter Buckley on 0404 136 350 if you are interested in coming along.

From 2017.
66th Port Neptune Regatta - 17th Sep, 2017
The skill of our crew, Leo, Chelsea and Tim, sailing in Pyromania, one of our Tasars, enabled us to be awarded first place, both Line Honours and on Handicap, for the Port Neptune Shield.  We last won this 15 years ago.  Well done to everyone.  The Port Neptune Regatta will be held again on 15th and 16th September 2018.  Can we win it 2 years running?  Join in and help us achieve this.

Epping Scout Group,
9 Nov 2019, 04:23