Our mission is to use accesible watersports to help children and young people to develop confidence, competence and resillience enabling them to reach their full potential in life.
Young people of all abilities gain a huge boost in confidence from taking part in sailing and water sports. It’s a transformative experience that starts them on the road to independence and achievement.
Almost all who participate would have no opportunity to take part in an activity of this kind without the Trust.
We work directly with the schools which means that our activities are accessible to children from all backgrounds. Local schools contribute but can only afford a small percentage of the actual cost of providing lessons.
Our activities are geared to each young person’s ability: whether that is learning to sail or race single-handed, kayaking or rowing on the water. We stretch and encourage all the children that come to us. In recent years we have built relationships with schools for children with special educational needs and disabilities and have seen from the smiles on the children’s faces, the incredible difference that being outdoors on the water makes.