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Promoting youth keelboat sailing

Published on October 13th, 2019

Tom MacSweeney, in his podcast series on Ireland’s Afloat publication, speaks with New Zealander Andy Anderson, current President of the International Council of Yacht Clubs.

The shortage of young sailors on racing yachts is a universal problem. That is the opinion of Anderson and is one of the issues which clubs need to deal with in a modern world with a different approach to the sport.

The discussion covers a wide variety of sailing issues, viewed from Anderson’s perspective of a lifetime in the sport in New Zealand where he has been Commodore of the Royal New Zealand Yacht Club. He emphasized the importance of club structures in fostering the development of sailing and began the interview by referring to the public perception of sailing.

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