OnBoard is the national grassroots scheme which makes it easier and cheaper to get more young people on the water. OnBoard
gives anyone aged 8-18 the chance to learn to sail or windsurf by providing low
cost opportunities for schools, youth groups and families to have fun afloat.
Hannah Cockle, OnBoard Operations
Officer, comments; “It’s great to welcome The Guernsey Sailing Trust to the OnBoard
programme. Sailing is a fantastic sport no matter
what your age, background or ability. We look forward to working with the club
and the local community to get as many people as possible enjoying our great
Chief Instructor and Sailing Development Officer, of The Guernsey Sailing Trust says
delighted to be able to join the RYA’s OnBoard scheme. The Guernsey Sailing
Trust already has a long track record of helping newcomers progress their
sailing and we are now really excited to be able to welcome even more
youngsters to try sailing and give them a chance
to progress through our training programmes.”
sailing’s national governing body the RYA, OnBoard isn’t about producing
champions, although many youngsters do go on to excel in dinghy and windsurf
racing. It is about local youngsters
discovering what an exciting, challenging, sociable or simply relaxing outdoor
activity sailing can be.
The Guernsey Sailing Trust is a
recognised RYA Training Centre, meaning it conforms to the highest standards of
safety and quality.
Alistair Dickson, RYA Director of Sport
Development, said: “We are delighted to welcome The Guernsey Sailing Trust OnBoard.”
He adds “OnBoard is all about a fun, safe and
structured introduction to sailing and windsurfing. It is fantastic that more
youngsters in Guernsey will have the opportunity to be introduced to sailing
and windsurfing and nurtured to become life-long participants within the
sport. As we now know, sailing and windsurfing not only provide
participants with a hugely rewarding life-hobby, but they can also provide
participants with character attributes which are clearly evidenced to help
young people to really get on in life.”
Since 2005, OnBoard has helped over
three quarters of a million young people try sailing and windsurfing and learn
an activity that often stays with them for life.
Discover how you can get OnBoard at Guernsey
Sailing Trust or find your nearest OnBoard club.