OnBoard Youth Club

Tuesday Afternoons 17:00am to 19:30pm (Starting April 10th)

£20 per session

All levels of sailors welcome (from novice through to the advanced) participants will be grouped accordingly.

Participants must commit to a minimum block of 6 weeks.

(RYA log books are an additional £6.50 - a one off purchase).

What's it all about?

OB (OnBoard), developed by the RYA (the people who run sailing in the UK) is a programme to help introduce sailing as a sport for your child.

Sailing has everything, from a cool and sociable relaxing leisure experience to a high adrenalin, high-performance sport. OB gets you out on the water, teaches you new skills and lets you have great fun too!

What are the benefits of sailing as an outdoor activity?

Sailing provides a wide range of educational, personal and health benefits which enable young people to:

- Gain knowledge of fitness and health

- Personal/social development and build communication skills

- Select and apply skills, tactics and compositional ideas

- Evaluate and improve performance

- Learn how to manage risk and have adventures in the outdoors but in a safe environment

What will the kids learn?

Sessions are taught by an RYA instructor, to a national syllabus; the RYA National Youth Sailing Scheme, which provides young people with continuity and progression.

Do we need to buy any special equipment or clothes?

If you send your kids on an OB session at your local OB Centre then the centre will provide all the boats, kit, and safety equipment. Depending on the training centre or club, all kids need to bring with them is a towel and water shoes (old trainers).


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