The Wind Project is a Community Benefit Society, run for the benefit of the Salcombe and wider sailing community. It offers discounted/subsidised sailing lessons and tuition to local schools, individuals and colleges with the aim of increasing wider social participation in sailing. By fostering a love of sailing and the water, young people who participate in The Wind Project’s activities will not only benefit educationally but gain an insight into the varied range of opportunities open to them in the marine sector generally.

Project 1

RYA OnBoard Scheme for Local Schools

192 pupils from 10 local Primary schools, will have 5 Sailing lessons, 15 hours of Sailing each. Curriculum focused Sailing lessons that encompass teamwork, determination, communication, independence, confidence, and creativity. For some of these children, it is a huge opportunity to be involved in an activity where they live. This remains a free activity for each school.

Project 2

RYA OnBoard Club

40 children having Sailing lessons, all under instruction, at weekends. Regular participation in recreational Sailing. 45 hours of Sailing per child.

Project 3

RYA OnBoard Youth Development

We’ll be able to offer some local teenagers who are already at Stage 3 / racing level, to then further develop their skills and aim to become Instructors at the age of 16. Creating employment opportunities for Assistant and qualified Dinghy Instructors.
Project 4

Regular RYA Sailability Sessions

These regular sailing sessions will be available for people with disabilities, no matter what their age or ability, to help them learn a new skill, experience freedom on the water and enjoy a great social life.

For more information about any of these projects

"Do your little bit of good where you are, it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world."

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local primary school children took part in a 6 week Sailing program
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local children attended weekly Sailing lessons
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adults with disabilities enjoyed regular Sailing activity
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local youngsters attained their RYA Assistant Dinghy Sailing qualification
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local adults attended sailing lessons
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local youngsters attended sailing lessons to improve their skills to become Instructors
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local School children enjoyed a Sailing Taster Session
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local people aged 60 and over and some connected with dementia enjoyed a Sailing Taster session