We are a Workers’ Co-operative (registered as a Community Interest Company) established in 2009, providing a range of learning activities based around sailing. We widen access to the sea, offering sail training onboard, navigation training on land, using these activities to increase confidence and a sense of wellbeing in marginalised coastal communities. We build relationships with individuals and organisations who are, or who work with marginalised people, helping them to get the most out of the activities and opportunities we provide to:
* build confidence and challenge
* develop employability skills
* work collectively
* improve decision-making skills
* work towards nationally-recognised qualifications
As part of our commitment to widening access we raise funds to be able to offer training bursaries to people on very low incomes or from marginalised communities. See our Community Work pages.
We operate our RYA Training Centres out of Chichester marina and Southampton water and other activities along the south coast. In 2015 we became a RYA Sailability organisation.
We see sailing as a tool to improve life skills, knowledge and attitudes. We offer a flexible approach, tailored to fit with your project’s existing outcomes. We work hard to meet different learning needs and we are continually developing our resources for use with the whole range of people who come out on the water with us.
We have a board of Directors made up of staff, skippers and volunteers to steer our work and actively encourage participation from anyone involved in Sail Boat Project.
In 2015, we had 177 people sail with us, over 130 boat days, sailing 3500 nautical miles and issuing 70 RYA qualifications.