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Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Yeadon sailors get on board !

4 juniors sailors from the Club joined in the OnBoard Regatta on the Tarn being run by Leeds Sailing and Activity Centre and the RYA last week.

Over the preceding weeks a number of pupils from Priesthorpe School and Leeds Grammar have being attending OnBoard courses being run by LSAC and the Regatta was a fun way of concluding the courses.

Everybody entered into the spirit of the fun competition and there was lots of encouragement for each of the sailors even when a certain Yeadon sailor tried towing the turning mark back to the jetty !

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.

Over a ten year period OnBoard aims to introduce a minimum of 500,000 children to sailing and windsurfing in the UK, converting over 10% of them into regular participants. So far it’s nicely on track.

For more information about how to get involved in sailing visit the RYA’s website www.rya.org.uk or the OnBoard website http://www.ruob.co.uk/

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