Two young sailors sought
to save sinking day camp

The Lake Osoyoos Sailing Club is looking for two young sailors to join a summer Learn to Sail day camp next week.

The two — aged six to 13 — are required to keep the camp afloat; it currently has 10 participants and will sink if that number isn’t increased to 12 by Monday.

The camp, conducted in cooperation with BC Sailing, is a five-day Optimist dinghy sailing program that provides basic sailing instruction and teaches sail boat, safety and other skills.

No sailing experience is necessary but students should be comfortable in and on the water while wearing a life jacket.

Participants don’t necessarily have to have an interest in sailing, just a desire to try something new and perhaps get out of the house the last week of summer, a spokesperson for the club suggested.

The camp is scheduled for Aug. 28 – Sept. 1. The club has space for up to 22 students but requires at least 12 for the camp to move forward.

The cost is $250 plus tax, although $200 in Kidsport funding is available for qualified families.

For more information, email the club at sailosoyoos@live.ca.

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