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Volvo Car UK Launches Sailing Academies to Drive Grassroots Sailing

Volvo Car UK has launched the ‘Volvo Sailing Academy’ initiative – a series of free, family-friendly sailing and power kiting experiences to introduce beginners, young and old, to the sport. Britain’s top sailors and medallists are supporting the nationwide events with some, including Olympic silver medallists Saskia Clark and Stuart Bithell, making appearances to inspire and mentor guests during the unique taster session.

470 silver medallist, Saskia Clark will be launching the first event in association with Hayling Island Sailing Club Open Day on Monday 6 May. The HISC event will also offer power kiting experience with Extreme British Kitesurfer and World Speed Record Holder, Sam Lutman-Pauc and Dom Moore, an influential figure in the British Kitesurfing World.

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Stuart Bithell, who is back competing and on the road to Rio 2016 along with his new crew, Chris Grube will be heading along to the second event, in association with Rutland Water Sailing Club Open day on Saturday 1st June. Both events will also offer a powerkiting experience with Extreme British Kitesurfer and World Speed Record Holder, Sam Lutman-Pauc and Dom Moore, an influential figure in the British Kitesurfing World

The first stand alone Volvo Sailing Academy follows on Saturday 6th July at Queen Mary Sailing Club where Team SCA 2014/15 Volvo Ocean Race crew, Annie Lush and Olympic silver medallist, Hannah Mills will be coaching, inspiring and entertaining with their sailing stories.

"The Volvo Sailing Academies offer a great kick-starter for any grassroots and first-time sailor, and an opportunity to have some fun on the water while gaining an insight into this exciting sport”, commented four-times Olympic gold medallist and Team Volvo ambassador, Sir Ben Ainslie.

All the 2013 events are free of charge but places are limited and must be booked in advance. To book a place for you and your family please CLICK HERE to book for the first event at Hayling Island SC.


G New
30 April 2013 21:41 GMT


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