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Sailing conditions 'great' off Isle of Wight

Thu 4 Nov 2010

Sailing conditions 'great' off Isle of Wight

Sailors may be encouraged to book their holidays to the Isle of Wight after weather conditions at a recent event were described as "great".

Last week saw the first training session for the Isle of Wight Sailing Academy, which has 30 young islanders among its ranks.

The Isle of Wight Council's Sports Unit set up the academy in order to provide young Isle of Wight sailors with the chance to move up away from the local scene into the regional and national competitions.

Susie Moore, the Isle of Wight Council's watersports development officer, described weather conditions at the event as "great", adding that the session went well.

"The coaches were really impressed with the standard of sailors and how quickly the group improved during the day," she said.

George Brown, Isle of Wight Council cabinet member for the Economy, Tourism, Leisure, Planning and Property, praised the impact of the academy.

Isle of Wight sailors are likely to be looking forward to next year's Cowes Week, which takes place from August 6th to 13th 2011.

Posted by Jon Noble ADNFCR-3083-ID-800217681-ADNFCR

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