Max Westgate with the lovely feet of Alabama Pedersen (who fell overwhen the camera clicked but is probably upright by now) sailing the Violet in the Sooke Harbour this winter.

New sailing instructor sets sights on Sooke

The Sooke Sailing Association is proud to announce one of its own club directors has been hired to instruct the MOSS Sailing program.

The Sooke Sailing Association is proud to announce one of its own club directors has been hired to instruct the MOSS Sailing program for kids all over British Columbia this summer. The best thing for us is that Max Westgate, a youth from Sooke, will be here for the three weeks of the MOSS program teaching Sooke kids age six to 14 to sail Sooke in July.

“I’ve been sailing for nine years and coaching for five,” adds Max, “my experience lying primarily in dinghy sailing as well as with some keelboat racing. I aim to keep sailing as a vital part of my life, particularly in coaching the trade. I think there is enormous merit in the MOSS program, promoting not only an interest of sailing in young minds, but in aiding entire communities to take the initiative and spark an interest themselves. Sooke has a one-of-a-kind location perfect for the trade — it’s great to see the already youth-friendly town take this step forward, and I’m happy to be an implement in the process.”

For more information on Sailing in Sooke Go to www.sookesailing.com or search for Sooke sailing in Facebook.

by Gord Fulcher

 

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