For the past two years the members of Abington Park MYC have produced 20 “Windpipe” free sailing yachts cost about £6.00 each, for which we then organise a free sailing event for youngsters in conjunction with Northampton Borough Council where they get to sail the yachts and take them home at the end of the event.
This year’s event was once again fully subscribed, with everyone entering into the spirit and enjoying their sailing experience, the feedback for this event has been so positive we are hoping for the future to host, once again in conjunction with the Borough Council, a summer series of free sailing pond yacht regattas specifically aimed as community family friendly events over the summer holidays in 2019.
It is great fun watching the kids enjoying themselves chasing their yachts around the pond, with everyone going home with smiles on their faces and of course it introduces another generation to Model Yachting.
Report by Peter Shepherd
I would like to thank peter for his report and the club for putting on the event.