Spending too much time at your desk? Want to raise your fitness level in a fun, active way? Do you miss being out on the water?
Middle Harbour Amateur Sailing Club has just launched its 72nd annual season and is encouraging keen competitors to try Laser sailing.
Chris Kelleway, Commodore of Middle Harbour Amateur Sailing Club (MHASC) at The Spit, says adult male and female members can compete in three rig classes, accommodating sailors of varying weights.
“We are very fortunate to be a local community organisation that encourages adults to build their health and fitness and enjoy great sailing in one of the world’s best locations,” he said.
“Club members are grateful to be back out on Middle Harbour after our last season was cut short due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
“As a single dinghy class club, the coronavirus risk is greatly reduced because the Laser is a single person boat,” he says, “and we’ve adopted a ‘Get in, Sail, Get out’ approach for now.”
When it comes to racing, Chris explains that the Laser dinghy is an incredible “exercise machine”, best suited for people with prior dinghy experience, who have a passion for sailing.
“It’s a great sport for men and women who want to remain fit and active,” he says, “Laser sailing can easily keep you in the top decile of your age group fitness wise.”