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23 Jun 2015

Get OnBoard with Staunton Harold Sailing Club


12 youngsters from Splish Splash Swim Ltd’s ‘Rookie Lifeguard’ programme, were the latest group to participate in Staunton Harold Sailing Club’s (SHSC) OnBoard event held on Friday 18th June. This was the groups’ second session at SHSC.

OnBoard, backed by the RYA, and run by sailing clubs across the country, is a grassroots scheme to introduce youngsters from local schools, community and youth groups to the sports of sailing and windsurfing. Anita Ewbank heads up SHSC’s successful OnBoard programme, together with a team of volunteers - dedicated RYA accredited Instructors - provides training on shore followed up by practical sailing sessions, where children take to the water and have fun trying out their new sailing skills. Over 100 children had the chance to get ‘on board’ with sailing in the last 12 months alone.

Splish Splash Swim Ltd’s Vicky Thomas commenting on the OnBoard sessions said, “OnBoard gives our Rookie Lifeguards a great opportunity to experience a complimentary sport. It introduces them to open water in a safe and enjoyable environment helping us to build on their water safety awareness and equipping them with skills to correctly assess and deal with danger on the open water. Thank you to Anita and her team at Staunton Harold for giving our Rookies the chance to experience open water and for showing us how much fun dinghy sailing is.”

To find out more about how OnBoard could introduce your group of youngsters to sailing email onboard@shsc.org.uk. To find out more about Splish Splash Swim go to: http://splishsplashswim.co.uk/