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.
Information for Parents
and Young People
Learn an exciting activity, make new friends and gain new skills to help you on the water, in the classroom and in life in general.
Information for Clubs
OnBoard is proven to boost junior memberships, increase revenue and make a real difference to those taking part. Find out how the programme can help your club or centre.
Information for Teachers
and Youth Leaders
The OnBoard programme compliments school curriculums, aids sporting and personal development and teaches invaluable life skills.
Get your school or class involved.
Find an OnBoard club or centre near you!
Find books for your course at the RYA Shop
Our handy guide shows the books & DVDs that go with your course!