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About OnBoard 

Introducing young people to sailing and windsurfing. Teaching them so much more.

The RYA OnBoard programme offers young people the opportunity to try out sailing and windsurfing through their local club or centre in a safe, structured and fun environment. 

Open to anyone aged 8-18, the programme enables those taking part to experience all the excitement and relaxation that being on the water offers, whilst at the same time teaching them a wide range of invaluable life skills, from problem solving to leadership and teamwork.

Sailing and windsurfing compliment the school curriculum in important subject areas too, but the programme’s emphasis is on enjoyment and fun for all those involved.

Since launching in 2005, OnBoard has seen well over half a million young people try out sailing and windsurfing and learn an activity that in many cases stays with them for life.

For clubs and centres, OnBoard offers a fantastic opportunity to boost junior and family memberships, help retain existing members and make a real difference to the lives of those young people taking part. Clubs and centres need to be signed up to OnBoard to take part and there are currently nearly 250 clubs and centres nationwide that are involved in, and benefit from, the programme.

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