The new OnBoard focuses on developing six specific character attributes – these are creativity, confidence, teamwork, communication, determination and independence.

The work to identify how sailing can nurture these traits and crossover into all areas of a young person’s life has been done with Professor Bill Lucas, Director of the Centre for Real-World Learning and Professor of Learning at the University of Winchester.

But why is developing these character attributes important in the modern world? Prof. Lucas identifies the reasoning beyond the boats - to read the full article please go to the RYA website -