The event takes place on Saturday 31 August.   

The fun-filled on-the-water festival is open to all children aged 8 upwards who are already being taught sailing through the RYA supported OnBoard schools programme.   The day will be filled with games and sessions on the water, where the youngsters can sail all types of boats. There will be a BBQ and a programme of shoreside activities to support the marine-based learning too. All in all it will be a great day and it is completely free of charge.  

For booking information visit our webpage.   

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.   

Being on the water creates multiple situations where young people are challenged as they learn this new and exciting sport. From problem solving, and decision making, to leadership and teamwork, young OnBoarders will learn valuable life skills, all whilst having fun and making friends on the water. OnBoard provides a safe structure for this to happen and a great environment to help develop, stimulate and strengthen both mind and body. 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 involved in sailing visit the OnBoard web page.  www.rya.org.uk/go/onboard.