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Community Sailing Project

We are excited to launch our new Sailing in the community project, for community groups, clubs, and charities operating in Salford.

Covid-19 has brought on challenges to us all, one of which being the chance to socialise safely, take part in activities, and engage with our communities. We have seen the huge positive impact our centre and activities have had on individuals, families, and friends by being able to take part in activities on the water for some safe, socially distanced watersports.

As we know the benefits being on the water brings to people, we have teamed up with the Royal Yachting Association and Sport England through the Tackling Inequalities Fund to deliver FREE Dinghy Sailing taster sessions, to community groups, clubs, and charities based and operating in Salford. 

We are offering FREE Dinghy Sailing taster sessions for up to 5 people (over 8years old). Offering your group, a unique opportunity to experience the quays from on the water whilst trying out a new activity. Sailing and being on the water can be incredibly beneficial to your health and wellbeing, from increased fitness levels to stress reduction.

We will provide the majority of the kit you need and you don’t need any experience to take part. Dinghy Sailing can be physical so basic fitness and mobility levels are required for these sessions (don’t worry you don’t have to be fit! Just enough to move around a boat)

What we provide:

  • Wetsuit, gloves and wetsuit boots etc.
  • Qualified Sailing Instructors
  • Quality Equipment
  • Socially distanced activity with Covid measures in place.

What you’ll need to bring:

  • Clothes that can go under a wetsuit, so anything you would normally go swimming in.
  • If you have one, a rash vest or swimming top for under a wetsuit. This will provide an extra layer of warmth; however, this is not essential.
  • A towel
  • Some warm clothes to change back in to after the session

There will be various slots available from April – May. Sessions are limited and they are limited to one session per group if you would like to apply for a session. Please email the following to watersportscentre@scll.co.uk.

  • Your Name
  • Group Name
  • Location of Group
  • What your group/organisation does and the impact it has on its members.

If you are successful you will be emailed a voucher code and a link to book on to an available session.