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Classics AfloatNorth Vancouver’s Burrard Yacht Club invites the public to view a huge array of classic wooden yachts and mint collector cars at its seventh annual Classic Boat and Car Show Saturday, June 8. The event is a fundraiser for the Disabled Sailing Association of BC.

The focus of this year’s boat show is classic wooden Grand Banks yachts of all sizes, which will join other classics on the club docks. Meanwhile, 40 to 50 collector cars will be on display in the club parking lot; up to 100 more classic cars are expected to drive by through the day. Weather permitting, the club will also offer free 30-minute sailing lessons for children aged eight to 15. 

Proceeds from the show support facilities and programs of the DSA’s Vancouver chapter,based at Jericho Sailing Centre. Since 1989, the DSA has provided sailing programs and instruction to persons with significant physical disabilities. Last summer, volunteers and staff provided more than 1,000 adaptive sailing trips to disabled persons on eight specially designed Martin 16 sailboats. Some of the boats are controlled by a joystick while others are further adapted for those who cannot use arms or hands with a sip-and-puff system to control rudder and sails.

The show runs from 10 am to 4 pm at BYC, 10 Gostick Place, North Vancouver. Admission is by donation to the DSA.
For details or to register a boat or car, visit www.burrardyachtclub.com

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