Summer News

Summer News

The start of Summer has seen plenty of action at the Loch Sport Boat Club. The annual Water Safety Day was held on Friday 2nd December with children from Loch Sport and Seaspray Primary Schools attending and learning plenty about water safety along with experiencing sailing.  Given the alarming number of drownings so far this summer in Victoria, this is an important event for the local children in raising their awareness of water safety. This day was well supported by the local Community services- SES, Fire Brigade, Ambulance, Parks Victoria, Marine Safety and Gippsland Water Police. Special thanks to the Lions Club who provided lunch for all. Another Water Safety Day is planned in February.

Children in sailing boats

Ambulance and Paramedics

Discover Sailing and She Sails were combined into one event in early Jan, with 15 people coming to find out what sailing is all about. A Start Sailing 1 two day sailing course was held on the first weekend of Jan, with 13 people attending on day 1, and 10 on the 2nd day. Several participants have expressed interest in doing their Start Sailing 2 course. If you’re interested in learning to sail or would like to brush up on your sailing skills, then come along on Saturday mornings to the boat club, where our Sailing Instructor and Vice Commodore, Greg will be more than willing to help you. This is open to children and adults.

On the social front, a small group of children enjoyed the end of year Disco – thanks to Nick Tandy for being DJ, while quite a few people attended to see the musician JD Wynn play. Throughout Summer, the Boat Club is open Thursday - Saturday afternoons from 3.30pm so do drop in for drink, bar snack and a chance to check out the views from the balcony.

Do you know our Vice Commodore Greg McNeil? Greg joined LSBC about a decade ago. He’s been sailing since a youngster (in single figures!) when his dad built a yacht a TS16, which Greg still sails all these years later. Greg’s one significant boating highlight is he’s never won a race, yet that has not dampened his enthusiasm for sailing, and passing on his skills as one of the club’s current qualified Sailing Instructors. He enjoys LSBC because it is a great location and place to sail. If you’re into footy, Greg is a committed Carlton supporter – don’t hold that against him!

Interested in becoming a member? Go to our members page.