Life skills and broader learning benefits 

Children's sailing and windsurfing provide invaluable skills that can have positive impact on an individual’s personal development. RYA OnBoard has worked closely with the University of Winchester, the Centre for Real World Learning and Professor Bill Lucas to develop this part of the programme.


As well as learning the core skills to get afloat, participants will be developing six key character attributes; Teamwork, Creativity, Communication, Independence, Determination and Confidence.


RYA OnBoard have also worked alongside the University College London to conduct research that evidences the positive learning outcomes that watersports and outdoor pursuits can have on young people taking part in a series of OnBoard sessions.