They will again be running three separate evening groups (ages 10+) based on ability (ranging from complete novice to advanced sailors) for 16 weeks, from April till September excluding school holidays. When reaching the required standard you will awarded the relevant RYA qualification.
If you would like to join one of these groups please contact them via the website, where you will also find a short video. If you have completed a previous group, you will be offered a place to progress to the next group. The youth groups offer a route from novice to instructor standard in a friendly small centre.
It’s always been very important that Neptune Sailing reaches out to all of the local schools. This year, as well as working with their regular school groups, they have been pleased to organise events for East Bergholt, Stutton and Tattingstone Primary Schools.
These have been very well received and were combined with writing and painting projects in several of the schools. They were pleased to be able to rig the decorated sails they had produced when the school groups made their visits. They will be continuing to involve the remaining local schools early next season.
This year, they have been aided by strong support from Babergh District Council, who have helped them in their key objectives. Many thanks to Kate and the team for all of their support and encouragement throughout.
The largest increase in attendance in 2017, has been with adult courses. Neptune’s team have seen larger numbers joining them during the warmer months, and they have had several very large groups for level one and two courses. Powerboat courses have also seen many more students and demand continued through the season.
Their full programme of junior summer courses took place with great success over the summer holiday period. They had more places than ever as they included an extra week. Their aim is to challenge young people to take charge and move on, very often taking them outside of their comfort zone by experiencing a range of craft. They are proud to have helped many overcome their fears and develop the confidence so essential to sailing well and improving skills
For more information, visit: www.neptunesailing.org.uk