**The Australian 505 Sailing Association would like to announce its new partnership with Sabot Australia!**

The purpose of this partnership is to foster and develop a pathway for junior sailors to step up with confidence into our fantastic high performing boat and to join the 505 family where they will be embraced as a member and supported and mentored in their new journey.

This weekend, the annual Wangi Sabot Camp is taking place and is a fantastic event where the kids spend a weekend doing lots of sailing but more importantly having a great time with their friends and meeting new ones.

The best part of the camp is that the kids have a great time which they associate with Sailing, regardless of their level.

This year the Lake Macquarie 505 fleet attended to take some of the Sabots kids out for their first experience in such a big fast boat. Ryan Menzies, a local 505 sailor can still remember the same thing happening when he was a Sabot sailor. He was very lucky to be taken out by 505 World Champ Chris Nicolson!

At this years camp, 60 junior sailors attended and at least half of them got to sail on the 505s as well as some of our coaches! I think we have inspired the next generation!

The kids couldn’t believe just how fast and smooth the 505s were and those that steered, how responsive and light they were to steer.

President of Sabot Australia, Simon Burt, wanted to convince his sons to sail with him on a 505, but it seems they have decided to sail together! So he is now on the hunt for junior skipper!

So great to have Sabot Australia as our partner and really looking forward to sharing a future together. ????