Island Sailing Trust are holding three taster days during October half term Monday 23, Tuesday 24 and Wednesday 25. Young people aged 14-25 can go along and enjoy a day’s sailing and find out what is involved.
If they enjoy the experience they can then sign up for a series of 3 weekends (Saturday and Sunday, with an overnight stay on board), or individual days (6) over 6 weekends from 4 and 5 November through to 16 and 17 December. This will give them the opportunity to potentially gain a Royal Yachting Association qualification of Competent Crew, which requires 6 days to complete. If they complete 6 days on board and would like to further their sailing skills there will be the opportunity for this in 2018.
The idea is to give young people who would not ordinarily be able to access a sport like sailing, the opportunity to get out in the fresh air, away from the distractions of modern technology, gain new skills, build confidence and learn to work in a team whilst also having great fun and making new friends. As you know, we have highly trained crew who delight in passing on their knowledge and skill and many started off as trainees on our boats.
Please contact Helen directly using the details in the Winter Sailing Club Poster.