Mumbai kids take to sailing

The Bombay Sailing Association (BSA) has got kids in Mumbai hooked on to a different pass time where fingers and hands don’t hit computer keyboards to move their screen avatar in mindless pursuit of violence, but use them to tweak sails and feel fresh sea breeze on their face. On November 2 the Association is kicking of an eight day fully residential camp for 25 children, some as young as 8-years-old.

The BSA remains one of Mumbai’s best kept secrets – a perfect getaway for the weary city dweller. Easily accessible by boat in less than an hour from Gateway of India, the Club is one of India’s oldest sailing institutions. The Mandwa beach, ideal wind and tide conditions make it one of India’s most pristine locations where people of all ages can learn to sail!

At the camp called the Green Horn Sailing Camp, each little sailor will get to sail two classes of boats- Optimist and the Topper. Each Sailor will be allocated their “own” boat for the duration of the Camp. The Sailors will take complete care of these boats while they are at the Camp.The camp which is full has children aged between 8 and 15 with varied skills.

Read the full report here, Times of India


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