Georges River Sailing Club open their sails to St George Sailing Club

Georges River Sailing Club members have shown that getting out on the water is more important than any rivalry.

Georges River are supporting members of St George Sailing Club this year, with St George in the process of rebuilding their clubhouse.

Georges River have offered their Sanoni Avenue facilities to ensure St George sailors can get out on the water of the Georges River and Botany Bay this summer.

Commodore Andrew McLachlan said despite the rivalry that existed between the historic clubs, Georges River had no hesitation in sharing their facilities for the good of sailing in the area.

"Georges River and St George Sailing Clubs have been sailing on the river for 93 and 122 years respectively and it was important that we helped our fellow sailors at St George get on the water as they build their new clubhouse," he said.

This summer will see Georges River and St George sailing a variety of craft on Saturdays including 16ft skiffs, MG14s moths and skates.

The beach will be busy on Sundays with learn to sail programs teaching children as part of the Georges River Sailing Academy Tackers program. The program is delivered in small groups by qualified instructors with the focus on fun, speed and technique.

Sunday afternoons are for racing with the family with optimists, Flying 11s, Flying Ants Laser 4.7s and Tasars all out on the water.

Georges River has also entered a partnership with Scotts College, Danebank Anglican School for Girls and Inaburra School to run sailing as a school sport on Thursday and Friday afternoons.

"Through all these programs, Georges River Sailing Club is helping make sailing easy for all people to get involved and enjoy our fabulous Georges River and Botany Bay that are regarded by most sailors as the best place to sail in Sydney," McLachlan said.

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