Dive into our multi-activity programmes
The benefits of participation in sailing and watersports are multiple and proven, helping to build confidence, teamwork and resilience. We’ve been delivering inspirational programmes to young people for over 30 years and we are passionate about using outdoor learning as a catalyst for positive change.
Our water-based outdoor learning programmes give young people the chance to try various disciplines that call on a multitude of personal and inter-personal skills. Activities can include dinghy sailing, kayaking, paddleboarding and raft building. Outdoor learning activities in the day are complemented by evening activities, such as indoor football, swimming, archery, crabbing and games in the park.
During the winter months we run our Autumn Outings programme
Aimed at secondary schools with activities focused on maritime but including more shoreside and indoor activities.
Depending on the length of the residential visit, the Autumn Outings programme will include survival at sea and ashore, keel and deck work such as learning knots, lashings, rigging and boat controls as well as radio use and communications techniques such as Mayday calls. Students will also learn basic plotting with navigational charts and maps, team building exercises and will take part in a beach clean or maritime walk in Cowes.