Croydon Sailing Club RYA Training Centre became a recognised Get On Board Club in April 2019. This means the Training Centre is aiming to offer more opportunities for young persons to get out on the water and acquire sailing skills. The Get On Board Programme is a learning and personal development plan to helps children and teenagers develop life skills through sailing training : Confidence; Teamwork; Creativity; Communication; Determination and Independence.
This is the second year that girls from Old Palace Of John Whitgift School have taken part in learn to sail training at the end of a school day at the lake.
Quote from pupil school sports report :” Over the course of five lessons we learned a lot stuff, for example: how to rig a boat, how to turn the boat, and how to move to the other side of the boat when turning. During the sessions I also made new friends from other years, this was because we were put into different groups with different people every time. The teachers were also very kind, on the last session of training we had the chance to practice capsizing but some of us didn’t want to capsize, Janice, our teacher encouraged us to try but didn’t force the ones who didn’t want to try to capsize. ”