Watersports Fun For Youngsters At Portsmouth Onboard Festival - The Directory Group



Dozens of young boating enthusiasts from sailing clubs around the Portsmouth area are expected to come and take part in next month’s RYA OnBoard Festival 2019 at the Andrew Simpson Watersports Centre (ASWC) in Portsmouth. 

The event takes place on Saturday 20 July between 09.45 am and 4pm.  

ASWC’s OnBoard festival is a day which celebrates kids who are part of the OnBoard Programme in the local area. The aim of this year’s OnBoard festival is to invite participants from neighbouring clubs and centres who have sailed in the clubs’ OnBoard programmes to come along to the Festival and take part a fun packed day on the water in a social environment with other like-minded people.

The Festival will give children a great opportunity to sail at a different place to their usual home club, and to take part in some fun games and challenges.

The day, which is for children aged 8-14 years old, is a fun filled, on water activity day, with a mixture of sailing, windsurfing and paddleboarding!

OnBoard enables those taking part to experience all the excitement and relaxation that being on the water offers, whilst at the same time teaching them a wide range of invaluable life skills, from problem solving to leadership and teamwork.  The Festival is set to be an amazing day and your children will come away from the event having had a brilliant time on the water.

For booking information visit https://www.rya.org.uk/rya-regions/south/youth-junior/Pages/Onboard.aspx. 

Run by the RYA, OnBoard is a grass roots programme which introduces sailing and windsurfing to young people aged 8 to 18, through schools, youth groups and training centres.  The sessions are designed to promote equal access to sailing for young people from all social and economic backgrounds, whilst encouraging their character development. Over a 13 year period OnBoard has introduced over 900,000 young people to sailing and windsurfing.

For more information about how to get involved in sailing visit www.rya.org.uk/go/onboard. 

The Directory Group covers the following areas within Hampshire and West Sussex: Petersfield, Clanfield, Hayling Island, Cowplain, Waterlooville, Denmead, Purbrook, Widley, Farlington, Cosham, Drayton, Havant, Rowlands Castle, Emsworth, Southbourne, Westbourne, Bosham, Portsmouth, Alton, Alresford, Bentley, Four Marks and Meon Valley