It was a bustling day at the 2019 CSC Open House with many activities lined up to showcase what Changi Sailing Club has to offer.
Joyrides on the Pacers, Platus and Southern Light gave participants a quick glimpse into how sailors work with the wind to sail a boat. It was a fun way for the participants to experience sailing and check out the beautiful surroundings of CSC.
For the adventurous participants who want a more hands-on experience to understand sailing, the sailing taster gave them a crash course on sailing. For an hour and a half, participants learnt some basics on sailing the toppers such as steering the boat, controlling the sail and recovering from a capsize.
Besides sailing, families looking for an activity to do together joined the parent-child boat race. Using the bytes and paddles, it was a tippy and exciting race.
By the end of the day, CSC welcomed 17 new members! It was a team effort that made the open house progress smoothly throughout the day.
Without the members spreading the word to their friends and family, the crowd would not have been as lively. Special thanks to James Sharpe (Social Secretary) and his family for tirelessly bringing guests out on Southern Light for joyrides. We would also like to thank our young sailors from CSC – Anumita, Izumi and Aidan for taking time off of their schedule to bring people out on the Pacer joyrides. Not forgetting Ad Smit (RC H&G) for aiding the registration ladies with his charm & charisma, contributing to the new additions to the CSC Family!
A big shout-out to the NTU Sailing Club for supporting us in managing the Sailing Joyride Registrations, Pacers, Platus and Sailing Lesson Taster as well.
So many people to thank – if we missed out, and you had a part to play in the success of our Open House – Thank You too ?
Next year’s Open House will be even better and we look forward to welcoming a bigger crowd in 2020!
Article by: Alex / Choy
Photos by: Benjamin