Sailing club for young people is relaunched at Whitlingham

Whitlingham Adventure, in Norwich, has relaunched its OnBoard Adventure Club for 2017.
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Whitlingham Adventure, in Norwich, has relaunched its OnBoard Adventure Club for 2017. Photo: supplied by OnBoard Adventure Club - Credit: supplied by OnBoard Adventure Club

Young sailors are having fun out on the water with a newly relaunched sailing club.

Whitlingham Adventure, in Norwich, has relaunched its OnBoard Adventure Club for 2017.

At the launch this month the young sailors enjoyed a refresher sailing session, with a chance to brush up on their skills at the start of the season, and they also played games including follow-my-leader and took part in a short race.

Mark Thompson, senior instructor at the centre, said: 'Whitlingham Outdoor Education Centre has been relaunched in April 2017 as Whitlingham Adventure, so we are relaunching our OnBoard Club to create more of a community feel.

'These sessions will be led by instructors, but will adapt to the young sailors and windsurfers needs, with an aim of encouraging participation and having fun.'


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For the first time, the OnBoard programme is being run through a club membership scheme.

This means the young people involved are able to join as members and then receive discounted sessions and be part of the Adventure Club community.

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Run by the RYA, OnBoard is a grass roots programme which introduces sailing and windsurfing to young people aged eight to 18.

Whitlingham's OnBoard Adventure Clubs takes place every Saturday morning from 10.30am until 1pm.

It is open to all young people aged eight to 18 years with the Stage 1 RYA qualification or above.

To find out more information about the OnBoard Adventure Club, visit www.norfolk.gov.uk/out-and-about-in-norfolk/whitlingham-adventure/youth

For more about the RYA, visit www.rya.org.uk/go/onboard

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