For the 9th successive year Narrabeen Lakes Sailing Club (NLSC) has treated a group of children aged 5 to 15 to a special morning on the water as part of the sailing club’s annual Sydney Legacy Sailing Day.
Every year we work with Sydney Legacy to provide young families with an opportunity to sail a range of different dinghies on Narrabeen Lakes.
After spending two hours on the water learning the ropes last Sunday (13 December), Santa arrived by boat and joined the children and their families for lunch and to hand out early Christmas gifts. They obviously enjoyed it so much that it is difficult to get them off the water, even with the promise of a visit from Santa. It is a highlight to see these young children enjoying our wonderful lake and steering a boat, often for the first time in their lives.
This year, the event received welcome support from the ship’s company of HMAS Canberra, a Landing Helicopter Dock Ship and the largest ever ship built for the Australian Defence Force.
The ship’s second in command, Commander Jason Hunter, was on hand at Narrabeen Lakes Sailing Club to help Santa provide gifts to all the children.
Commander Jason Hunter, NLSC Commodore Pam Wilson and Sydney Legacy President Eric Easterbrook