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Windsurfing Open Day membership drive goes further than expected

Southern Lakes Wind Riders Club Open Day and Social Sail on Saturday ended up being rather more eventful than planned. The day, part of a national promotion campaign "Lifes a Breeze" to get people interested in windsurfing took an unexpected turn when club members and interested locals spotted a white car trying to sail its way into the lake.
The car was about 20 m offshore when noticed and doing a pretty good job and staying afloat !
"I was chatting to someone about joining the club when he pointed out the car and said 'oops' we'd better do something about that" explains Club Secretary Sue Bradley "The next minute he and several club members were in up to their thighs 'leading the car back to the waters edge where it was then towed out left to drain and surprising started a few hours later.

Luckily one of our club members at the BBQ is a mechanic so he managed to help sort the car out... it was a very lucky owner !

More info Sue Bradley 027 640 8596.
Mechanic club member Phil Hide 021 232 5457
Owner of the car ? Not sure but think he works for Goldridge Resort (Hotel) Had a tee shirt on ...

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