Students from The William Allitt School, in Swadlincote, Derbyshire, have become the latest East Midlands school to graduate through the RYA's OnBoard programme at Burton Sailing Club.

The intrepid students of the William Allitt 2012 / 2013 enrichment sailing crew achieved a record by being the largest group since the school's enrichment project was introduced in September 2009.

The weather at Foremark Reservoir this autumn was less than welcoming most of the time, but that didn’t prevent the crew from confronting the elements and being successfully awarded their Royal Yachting Association sailing certificates.

The majority of students will continue with their sailing activity after this Easter when it is hoped that fair weather will return. The other students will change activity to the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme.