RSL NSW members set sail in pursuit of mateship  

RSL NSW members and their families  representing nine sub-Branches across the Sydney region attended a social sailing event and commemoration hosted by the Paddington-Woollahra RSL sub-Branch, in collaboration with Saltwater Veterans on 24 April.  

The event commenced with acommemorative service to pay tribute to the brave men and women who made sacrifices during different wars and conflicts throughout Australia’s military history, on the eve of ANZAC Day. The group then set sail around the picturesque waters of North Harbour, cruising through the serene Quarantine Beach and Collins Beach.  

As they sailed, the veterans shared their stories and experiences with the other attendees, giving a glimpse into what it was like to serve their country while forging new friendships.

Recreation activities, like social sailing, provide a unique opportunity for veterans and their families to come together, share experiences, and forge new friendships.  For many, these events provide a sense of camaraderie, belonging, and a shared appreciation for the unique challenges they have experienced. 

RSL NSW sub-Branches work in collaboration with other ex-service and sport and recreation organisations, like Saltwater Veterans and Manly Sailing, to bring the veteran community together.  

  • Special thanks go to 4 Pines Brew Pub Manly for supporting the event with a fantastic venue and welcomed refreshments, and to Salty Dingo for capturing some great shots throughout the day. 
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