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The sort of success we can only hope for - RYA's OnBoard.

The current joint proposal that Windsurfing NZ and Yachting NZ has before SPARC is aimed to introduce windsurfing into mainstream junior sailing. The numbers in the following news item are impressive but demonstrate what a well managed programme can achieve. Hopefully WNZ is taking steps in that direction already.

"Around 1,500 children across Birmingham and Worcestershire have been introduced to sailing and windsurfing through the RYA’s OnBoard grassroots programme this year. RYA OnBoard is all about providing youngsters from local schools, community organisations and youth groups with opportunities to get their first taste of sailing and windsurfing and give them the chance to continue participating at low cost."

The sessions take place at six specially-designated OnBoard clubs in Birmingham and Worcestershire, which are considered recognised RYA centres of excellence for teaching and instruction, ensuring the kids get access to the best first experience possible to enjoy themselves while learning new sailing skills.

With another 1,500 kids getting their first taste of sailing and windsurfing this summer, an incredible 5,200 Birmingham and Worcestershire youngsters in total have now been introduced to the sports since OnBoard began in the region with no fewer than 48 schools across Birmingham and Worcestershire now linked with OnBoard.

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