Seventeen Year 5 and 6 pupils from Neyland
community and Johnston community schools took part in the week and many have
carried on taking an interest in sailing - as well as trying to get family
There were a few who attended the Saturday club session
at the end of the week at Neyland and Pembrokeshire yacht clubs. Nearly all
have shown interest in coming back on Thursday evenings through the summer.
Wales set up the All Afloat charity to open up a pathway into sailing or
windsurfing for disadvantaged communities.
funding will allow Welsh boating to build on the RYA OnBoard programme and
Sport Wales development support through the All Afloat charitable foundation.
Get Out Get Active (GOGA) is a Sport Wales scheme.
“A few attended a Saturday session which was
integrated with this season’s new starters at the club,” explained RYA Cymru
Wales West Wales development officer Hester Walker.
“We have interest from nearly all to come back for
Thursday evenings next week and running into mid-august.
“What was lovely was they ended up bring some
siblings and we got them some taster trips and hope to offer them some further
“We had some strong winds the first few sessions and
the loan of a Bahia from Laser was appreciated to get the kids afloat, however
they smashed the fresh breeze on their third day in a variety of craft.”