Mandurah Offshore Fishing and Sailing Club gets grant for training


Kim Hames, Damian Wemmers, MOFSC Commodore John Bryson, James Bennett , Bree Allison and Liberal Dawesville candidate Zac Kirkup. Picture: Jon Hewson
Kim Hames, Damian Wemmers, MOFSC Commodore John Bryson, James Bennett , Bree Allison and Liberal Dawesville candidate Zac Kirkup. Picture: Jon Hewson

MANDURAH Offshore Fishing and Sailing Club has received $40,000 from the Community Chest Fund to buy six more sailing dinghies for education and training.

Dawesville MLA Kim Hames said juniors and youth would be able to participate in the excellent sailing training program at the club.

“The dinghy section has several areas to sail depending on the sailor’s abilities and weather conditions,’’ he said.

“The club actively supports member participation in inter-club competitions as well as State and national events and prides itself on the wide range of people in the dinghy section.

“They range in age from primary school through to teen and adult sailors and I encourage anyone who wants to have a go at sailing even if they have never sailed before to contact the club.’’

The Community Chest Fund comprises one-off grants of up to and including $50,000 to support small, local demand driven community projects throughout the year.

Mandurah Offshore Fishing and Sailing Club boasts a 220-bay floating marina, 123 hardstand bays, launching ramps and wash down bays.