The Rona Sailing Project (formerly Rona Trust – London Sailing Project) is one of the oldest Sail Training organisations in the UK. Founded in 1960 and now established for nearly 60 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.
In that time, we estimate that we have taken over 20,000 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, the Project has 300 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.
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.