'Our aim is to provide opportunities for young people to acquire those attributes of a seaman, namely: a sense of responsibility, resourcefulness and teamwork which will help them throughout their lives.'
The Rona Sailing Project, (formerly The London Sailing Project) is one of the oldest Sail Training organisations in the UK, established for over 50 years. We ensure that our Crews come from a wide variety of social backgrounds: from the well-adjusted, to those in the care of Social and Probation Services, as well as those in-between. Since we began, we have taken over 20,000 young people to sea and given them the experience of a lifetime, greater self-confidence and a new perspective on the world. Apart from a dedicated full-time team of just four staff, the Project has 400 volunteers, who are Skippers, Mates, Watch Officers and Watch Leaders. Their active support enables us to touch the lives of a large and disparate group of people, all of whom, in their own way, significantly benefit from an experience at sea.