Rickmansworth Sailing Club becomes RYA OnBoard Club

Rickmansworth Sailing Club, based in Hertfordshire, is on course to inspire the next generation of sailors after joining RYA OnBoard - the national grassroots scheme which makes it easier to get more young people on the water.
30 Apr 20

OnBoard gives anyone aged 8-18 the chance to learn to sail by providing low cost opportunities for schools, youth groups and families to have fun afloat.

Martyn Hawkins , RSC's Vice Commodore and RYA Training Principal said:

"For a while now RSC's Trojans has been a great way for younger members to have fun at the club and to join their friends on the water. Of course, that's going to continue when we can get back to sailing but now we'll be a part of the RYA's great OnBoard programme too! We'll also continue to offer training from the RYA's Youth Sailing Scheme so that even more young people in the area can benefit from these fantastic qualifications. We look forward to working closely with the RYA's OnBoard team to promote, encourage and develop young people's use of the club and its water."

Hannah Cockle, OnBoard Operations Officer, commented: “It’s great to welcome Rickmansworth Sailing Club to the OnBoard programme. Getting out on the water has a huge amount of benefits, no matter what your age, background or ability. We look forward to working with them and the local community in the future to get as many people as possible enjoying our great sport.”

As a recognised RYA Training Centre Rickmansworth Sailing Club conforms to the highest standards of safety and quality. Rickmansworth Sailing Club sails on Troy Lake in Hertfordshire. You can find out more about the Club here.

Run by the RYA, OnBoard is a grass roots programme which introduces sailing and windsurfing to young people aged 8 to 18, through schools, youth groups and training centres. 

The low cost sessions are designed to promote equal access to sailing for young people from all social and economic backgrounds, whilst encouraging their character development.

Since 2005, OnBoard has introduced more than 900,000 children to sailing and windsurfing in the UK, converting some 70,000 of them into regular participants.

For more information about how to get out on the water in the East Region, once the current Coronavirus prevention restrictions are lifted, visit www.rya.org.uk/go/startboating.

Please note: At the time of going to print and based on the Government’s advice and guidance on the developing Coronavirus situation, the RYA has suspended all RYA organised events until at least 31 May 2020 – this date will be regularly reviewed. This includes OnBoard events and activities.