Our organisation is a UK based charity which operates internationally. Its objective is to help young people (ages 5 to 24) to achieve their potential through regular dinghy sailing. The underlying aim is to improve the health and wellbeing (confidence, self-esteem, etc.) of participants together with the development of key skills (teamwork, communication, problem solving, etc.) which will serve them well throughout their lives whether they continue to sail or not.
Our fundamental ethos is to facilitate a wider participation in sailing, and to optimise the benefits that the sport can deliver to young people and ultimately to society at large. Importantly, we seek to be as inclusive as possible by encouraging participation to children and young people from all backgrounds, and catering for a range of physical and educational abilities.
To achieve its aims, the Foundation is focused on the following six key activities:
Supporting selected third party not-for-profit providers of sailing with practical advice and financial support both in the UK and overseas.
Establishing and operating not-for-profit sailing centres, initially in Weymouth & Portland, to:
Developing and delivering ad-hoc sailing projects with other organisations.
Organising the annual “Bart’s Bash” global sailing participation and fund-raising event.
Funding research into the benefits of sailing.
Training volunteers within clubs and not-for-profit organisations to deliver sail training to young people.