MORE RECOGNITION FOR CONNINGBROOK
Conningbrook Lakes Sailing have become the latest club to be part of the RYA OnBoard sailing programme. This follows the club being recognised as an RYA Training Centre last year. The club, at Conningbrook Country Park in Ashford, encourages local participation in sailing for residents of all ages. OnBoard is a grass roots programme which seeks to make sailing easier for young people to get into. Dinghy sailing chief instructor Danielle Juden said: “We’re pleased to gain RYA recognition as an OnBoard centre. “Currently we have about four after sailing sessions with children from local schools involved in OnBoard sessions and have been approached for further sessions from other youth groups.” Conningbrook Lakes Sailing offers RYA approved courses for children aged eight upwards, youth and adults in dinghy sailing, as well as powerboat courses for those who would like to help with the safety boat. Regular club sailing is offered on Sunday afternoons with courses running mainly in holiday time.Visit www.cinqueportssailing.org. For more information about how to get involved in sailing, visit www.rya.org. uk/go/onboard.