The Rona Sailing Project is a volunteer-based Sail Training organisation, using the sea as the medium for promoting youth development.
We work primarily with young people between the ages of 14 and 25.
We also run therapeutic voyages for groups of vulnerable adults and young people, including those with learning disabilities, mental health issues, in treatment or recovery from substance misuse, and those who are living with long-term challenging conditions.
Sail Training has a positive impact on the lives of young people, and to people of all ages who face challenges in their lives, by taking them to sea in large, modern, offshore sailing yachts.
This provides them with a unique sailing adventure, where their experiences will help them to develop their teamwork, social, life and employability skills, and their ability to face personal challenge.
For me this was my first experience of such sailing and I am hooked, I loved every minute of it and indeed all of the young people told me that they too loved the experience. I was very proud of how the crew, most of whom knew only one other person at the start, came together and worked so well as a team. None of this would have been possible without the guidance of the wonderful Afterguard – everyone was magnificent. David, Youth Leader, Portsmouth