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OnBoard is about more children and young people (aged 8-18) learning to sail and windsurf.  More importantly, it's about keeping them involved in sailing, for life. 

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Boats and boards awarded to committed young sailors
Boats and boards awarded to committed young sailors
Young sailors have been awarded boats and windsurfers thanks to the John Merricks Sailing Trust (JMST), the official charity partner of the RYA OnBoard (OB) programme, for the third year running.
JMST one year on
JMST one year on
Some of the youngsters who were awarded JMST boats/boards last year report on their progress
Grant increases OnBoard capacity
Grant increases OnBoard capacity
New boats funded by a Sport England grant enable more youngsters to try sailing at Dinton Activity Centre

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