The sight of small sailing dinghies being skippered single-handed by equally small children is common from May to October on the Helford River. The children, aged 8 to 18, are involved in our innovative programme of accelerated learning, designed to build confidence and self-esteem which, in turn, has proven to accelerate academic learning. The fact that it also happens to be great fun is an added bonus.
Helford River Children’s Sailing Trust provides the opportunity for every child in the schools we serve to:
- learn to kayak and sail single-handed
- discover love and respect for the sea
- gain confidence for life
- accelerate academic learning
We also offer training in sailing and powerboating for adults.
Now the next big step.
As a result of some major bequests, the Trust has recently been able to acquire a 25 acre flooded quarry on the Lizard at Trevassack.
It is intended that this will complement the existing operations on the river and will importantly become a superb facility for children with Special Needs and Disabilities, both locally and from all over the country. Design and development work is well under way. The next year will be one of committed fund-raising efforts to make this a reality.
Find out more about the Trevassack Lake
Become a Friend of HRCST
Financial contributions from our friends are vital to enable the Trust to continue its work. If you would like to become a Friend of the Helford River Children’s Sailing Trust, please visit our Donations page.