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Clontarf Yacht & Boat Club Combine 'Try Sailing' & 'Sail Against Suicide' Initiative

29th July 2019
Topper dinghies prepare to launch at Clontarf Yacht and Boat Club Topper dinghies prepare to launch at Clontarf Yacht and Boat Club

Clontarf Yacht and Boat Club will host its fifth annual Try Sailing/Sail Against Suicide event on 3rd August from 10 am to 6 pm.

Welcoming the fifth year of the event, the Commodore of Clontarf Yacht and Boat Club Aidan Cronin said, “Try Sailing is an initiative from Irish Sailing to get as many people on the water and sailing as possible. Participants can just turn up and we will get them out on the water, all for free. Sailing will happen between 11 am and 4 pm.”

“Clontarf Yacht & Boat Club has combined Try Sailing with Sail against Suicide as the mental health benefits of sailing are well documented and we want to encourage as many people as possible to the club to raise awareness and have some fun.”

As Afloat reported in 2018, CYBC also raised awareness of mental health issues last August here.

“Sail against Suicide is not a fundraising event, no donations will be accepted on the day. Its purpose is simply to raise awareness of mental health issues that affect every community in Ireland and bring the topic into focus.”

The Sail Against Suicide event was initiated by a member of the Clontarf Yacht & Boat Club, Jessica Clohisey “I wanted to combine my love of sailing and passion of mental health awareness together in order to help others and I am grateful for the support from all at Clontarf Yacht and Boat Club in putting on this event.”

Sailing Secretary of Clontarf Yacht and Boat Club, Suzanne Collins said, “Everyone is welcome to attend, either to sail, watch the sailing from the promenade or to join us in the Clubhouse for some music and refreshments. The Sail Against Suicide/Try Sailing is a free event with no donation needed to attend. Participants can register their interest by emailing [email protected]

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