Please select your home edition
Edition
Craftinsure 2012

Kids take active sailing chance in West Wales

by RYA Cymru-Wales 11 Jul 2018 22:45 BST
Kids take active sailing chance in West Wales © WYA

A group of primary school children in West Wales have taken a huge step towards taking up sailing as part of RYA Cymru Wales All Afloat and Get Out Get Active.

Seventeen Year 5 and 6 pupils from Neyland Community and Johnston Community School took part in the week and many have carried on taking an interest in sailing - as well as trying to get family members involved.

There were a few who attended the Saturday club session at the end of the week at Neyland. Nearly all have shown interest in coming back on Thursday evenings through the summer.

RYA Cymru Wales set up the All Afloat charity to open up a pathway into sailing or windsurfing for disadvantaged communities.

The private funding will allow Welsh boating to build on the RYA OnBoard programme and Sport Wales development support through the All Afloat charitable foundation.

"A few attended a Saturday session which was integrated with this season's new starters at the club," explained RYA Cymru Wales West Wales development officer Hester Walker.

"We have interest from nearly all to come back for Thursday evenings next week and running into mid-august.

"What was lovely was they ended up bring some siblings, we got them some taster trips and hope to offer them some further training.

"We had some strong winds the first few sessions and the loan of a Bahia from Laser was appreciated to get the kids afloat, however they coped admirably in single handers with the fresh breeze on their third day."

For further details about Welsh sailing and watersports, please go to www.rya.org.uk/rya-regions/rya-cymru-wales

Related Articles

SEAS scheme gets national award
A North Wales sailing centre has received the #MoreThanSailing Award Jon Gamon and SEAS (Supporting Enabling Accessible Sailing) Sailability group at Conway Centre on Anglesey collected the #MoreThanSailing Award at 2019 RYA Sailability Annual Awards, at Sailability National Conference and Awards Dinner at Wyboston Lakes. Posted on 20 Feb
Swansea Watersports gets Sailability Centre status
Disabled sailors will get new opportunities to speed around South Wales waters Sailability is the RYA's national programme enabling people with disabilities to try sailing and take part on a regular basis. Becoming a Sailability Centre means reaching high standards of accessibility and safety for sailors of all abilities. Posted on 16 Feb
Going all afloat at Rhyl marine lake
Sailing opportunities for everyone have been created Sailing opportunities for everyone have been created on Rhyl marine lake thanks to a number of grants to improve accessibility awarded to the Welsh Sailing charity All Afloat. Posted on 13 Feb
RYA Cymru Wales Chief Executive passes away
Our thoughts are with Phil Braden's family, friends and colleagues RYA Cymru Wales is very saddened to announce the passing of Chief Executive Phil Braden too early in life following a period of illness. He leaves behind his wife Deborah and two young daughters. Posted on 1 Feb
Celtic Capability gets Sailability Centre status
Disabled sailors will get new opportunities around Cardiff Based in Barry Community Water Activity Sailing Centre in the Vale of Glamorgan, Capability Sailing exists to provide opportunities for people of all abilities and backgrounds to experience the joy of sailing, with the focus on capability, not disability. Posted on 25 Jan
Brenin Adventures becomes an RYA OnBoard Centre
Children in mid-Wales will again be able to give sailing a go Not-For-Profit operation Brenin Adventures was started at the beginning of 2018 by the management team which had run the Staylittle Outdoor Centre, which was owned and then closed by Powys County Council. Posted on 15 Dec 2018
Anglesey sailor receives award from Prince Royal
Dafydd Griffiths and 57 others recognised at RYA Volunteer Awards At the ceremony, held at One Great George Street, Westminster, London, Anglesey sailor Griffiths received his RYA Regional Award in recognition of his commitment to RYA Cymru Wales and Red Wharf Sailing and Watersports Club. Posted on 22 Nov 2018
Sailing - it's a family affair for the Reynolds
Sailing has become a family affair for the Reynolds' in West Wales They took part in a school OnBoard programme delivered through All Afloat at Neyland Yacht Club. Older sister Shania, aged 18, started watching 12-year-old Sean and 10-year-old Liam at the sessions. Posted on 10 Nov 2018
Dafydd Griffiths nominated for RYA Regional Award
In recognition of his commitment to Red Wharf Bay SC Dafydd Griffiths has been nominated for an RYA Regional Award by Red Wharf Bay Sailing and Watersports Club as well as RYA Cymru Wales and has been selected as a winner by the RYA Honours and Awards Panel. Posted on 6 Nov 2018
BYS Welsh Regional Championships at Pembrokeshire
Tasmyn Green wins Optimist title Wales squad sailor Tasmyn Green tamed the boys to win the Optimist title in the BYS Welsh Regional Championships at Pembrokeshire Yacht Club. Posted on 7 Oct 2018