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By Fiona Reid
Sailing contest

GALLOWAY Activity Centre hosted the first annual Hansa Traveller sailing competition in Scotland in collaboration with Southwest Scotland Sailability and Galloway Activity Centre.

The yearly competition features sailability groups from all over the UK takig part with participants aged 14-60.
The winners (pictured) were:
Hansa 2.3: Stephen Laycock, SSS at GAC
Hansa 303 single hander: Rory McKinna, CCC Bardowie
Hansa 303 double hander: David Ramsey Helm and Jessica Campbell Buddy SSS at GAC
The competitors of the Hansa Traveller will go on to compete with others from around the country
in another two Travellers events and the final will be held at the RYA Multiclass Regatta in September.
Meanwhile, Southwest Sailability Scotland and Galloway Activity Centre team up on Saturday May 21 to hold their yearly Disabled Open Day. Supported by the Royal Yachting Association Push The Boat Out
initiative, the day allows budding sailors to try their hand on the sails, with fully qualified instructors to guide and teach the basics.
Anyone with a notion to take to the waves, but who would require special access should come along and give sailing a try.


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