RYA Workplace Challenge

RYA Workplace Challenge at Staunton Harold Sailing Club

Success for sailors who took the RYA Workplace Challenge at Staunton Harold Sailing Club

Congratulations to six students from Rolls Royce and Ecclesbourne School who took on the RYA Workplace Challenge at Staunton Harold Sailing Club. All six rose to the challenge, gaining a great new skill.

The RYA Workplace Challenge is an RYA initiative aimed at introducing new people to sailing. Companies across the country were invited to enter teams of three people into fun training courses to learn to sail. The courses then culminate in fun finales –  Regional Workplace Sailing Challenge Regattas! The Midlands Regional Regatta is set to take place on 9th September at Shustoke Sailing Club.  

No experience necessary

The RYAWorkplace Challenge was aimed at complete beginners, so no prior experience was necessary. At Staunton Harold Sailing Club, students took part in a series of seven fun sessions, through June and July. Following an interesting and enjoyable programme of both theoretical and practical instruction. On the water, the sailors learnt in double handed Vision dinghies, and off the water, in the comfort of Stanton’s dedicated training suite. The goal at the end of the course was for students to be able to helm in light winds.

Paul Munro, Sailing School Principal, at Staunton Harold Sailing Club, commenting on the Challenge said: “It’s been great introducing our wonderful sport to these new sailors. We’ve all had a lot of fun along the way and the sailors have attained a Level 1 RYA sailing qualification. The next stop is an end of course Regatta in early September at Shustoke S.C. where our sailors will race against other sailors of the same level. Well done to everyone who took part!”

A big well done and thank you!

Thank you to everyone who took part, both students and instructors.  We look forward to seeing our new sailors out on the water enjoying their new skill. Good luck to all the sailors taking part in the Regional RYA Workplace Challenge Regatta!

How can you learn to sail?

To find out more about how you can learn to sail at Staunton Harold Sailing Club please contact training@shsc.org.uk or visit https://shsc.org.uk/training/. Or, to find out more about the RYA Workplace Challenge please go to: https://www.rya.org.uk/programmes/workplace-sailing-challenge/Pages/hub.aspx

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