Learn to sail at open house

The North Okanagan Sailing Association (NOSA) will hold an open house Tuesday

Taste the excitement of sailing Tuesday.

The North Okanagan Sailing Association (NOSA) will hold an open house Tuesday from 5 to 9 p.m. at the club next to Paddlewheel Park on Okanagan Landing Road.

The public is welcome to learn more about sailing small sailboats and catamarans. There will be a brief presentation by BC Sailing, the body that regulates competitive sailing and Learn-to-Sail programs in British Columbia.

Demonstrations on rigging a Laser, a 420 and a catamaran will be given, and if the wind does not let us down, there will be a chance to be taken out onto the lake for a sail.

Those interested in a sail on a catamaran (“cat” for short) should bring a towel and swim gear as sailing a cat in half decent wind will not keep you dry.

During the barbecue, guests can learn how to become a sailor through NOSA’s Learn-to-Sail program.

Sailing is for people of all ages. From ages eight and up you can start taking sailing lessons (you don’t have to be a NOSA member to take lessons).

NOSA is a community-based, not for profit organization dedicated to water safety and the promotion of small boat sailing. Its programs are affordable and fun for both youth and adults.

If you can’t wait till Tuesday, or want to learn more, contact Ethan at 250-260-4255 or at admin@nosa.bc.ca or visit www.nosa.bc.ca