Twin Towns Radio Yacht Club member Brian Polley.
Twin Towns Radio Yacht Club member Brian Polley. John Gass

Smooth sailing for Seniors Week

A WIDE variety of activities and events will be on offer in the Tweed region next week, with Seniors Week kicking off on Sunday.

Enjoy variety concerts, river cruises, or get out into the great outdoors by participating in a nature walk.

Or you could try last year’s most popular activity – an

afternoon of remote-controlled yacht racing.

The Twin Towns Radio Yacht Club will give members of the public the opportunity to learn to sail a one-metre radio-controlled yacht.

The club, formed in 2006, has about 15 members and hopes the open day will discover more enthusiasts to join the fun.

“We have boats available for people to use, and anyone is welcome to come along,” club captain Richard Harradine said.

Mr Harradine said the pastime could be taken on by people of all ages and was an ideal opportunity for seniors looking for a new social activity.

“Everybody starts at zero. You don’t have to have any experience at all to come along and have a relaxing afternoon,” Mr Harradine said.

Radio-controlled yacht racing holds an international competition every two years, with this year’s being staged in England.

“They pick the four best qualifiers in Australia and they go and compete. We also have state and national competitions here in Australia,” Mr Harradine explained.

So whether you are looking to go international or just to have a fun afternoon and try something new, head to Banora Point’s Kimberley Lake on Tuesday or visit the website, www.twintownsradioyachtclub.com.au. The club also holds racing days every Monday from 12-4pm, charging only $4 per sailing day.

Things to do

Tweed Historical Rainforest Cruise on Tuesday. Call (07) 5536 8800.

Ocean View Banora Point James Bond morning on Tuesday. Call (07) 5506 0888.

Murwillumbah Historical Walk on March 26. Call (02) 6672 2262.



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