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James Pettit and Rahul Mittal at a UVic Sailing Club intermediate sailing lesson on Cadboro Bay.


THE UVIC SAILING CLUB IS GOING STRONG with the help of grants of $2,000 from the UVic Alumni Association and $1,000 from the Victoria College Craigdarroch Castle Alumni Association. The contributions capped a two-year fundraising effort and helped the club to purchase six junior training sailboats and a coach boat. The fleet is housed at Cadboro/Gyro Park and supports an active program of recreational sailing, racing, and teaching.
“This purchase has solidified a sailing community at UVic, and will ensure that every UVic student who wants to learn how to sail, race, or just get out on the water for fun will have that opportunity to do so for years to come," says club president Arel English.

The club has more than 300 members and was formed in 2005. Plans are to promote sailing and racing in the Victoria area while meeting the demand for affordable sailing lessons. The first annual Western Canada Cup will be hosted by the club with the Royal Victoria Yacht Club May 10 and 11—an Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association sanctioned regatta.

The UVic Alumni Association provides grants (annually totaling up to $15,000) to students and recent graduates who promote the quality of education and campus life at UVic. Funding comes from donations to the Alumni Fund (external.uvic.ca/development).The UVic Sailing Club is going strong with the help of grants of $2,000 from the UVic Alumni Association and $1,000 from the Victoria College Craigdarroch Castle Alumni Association. The contributions capped a two-year fundraising effort and helped the club to purchase six junior training sailboats and a coach boat. The fleet is housed at Cadboro/Gyro Park and supports an active program of recreational sailing, racing, and teaching.

“This purchase has solidified a sailing community at UVic, and will ensure that every UVic student who wants to learn how to sail, race, or just get out on the water for fun will have that opportunity to do so for years to come," says club president Arel English.

The club has more than 300 members and was formed in 2005. Plans are to promote sailing and racing in the Victoria area while meeting the demand for affordable sailing lessons. The first annual Western Canada Cup will be hosted by the club with the Royal Victoria Yacht Club May 10 and 11—an Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association sanctioned regatta.

The UVic Alumni Association provides grants (annually totaling up to $15,000) to students and recent graduates who promote the quality of education and campus life at UVic. Funding comes from donations to the Alumni Fund (external.uvic.ca/development).

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