Sunsail Funding the Future

This is the second year of global sailing holiday provider Sunsail’s campaign to support grassroots sailing in the UK, and at the RYA Dinghy Show on Saturday, South Staffs Sailing Club were delighted to be announced as runners up in the ‘Funding the Future’ competition, receiving a grant for £2000.

This award will be used to help convert part of the loft space in the clubhouse, to create a dedicated training room, with a wider range of training aids including an interactive whiteboard and projection facilities – using technology to help inspire the next generation of sailors.

During the prize giving, the judges commented that

“South Staffordshire Sailing Club is a very active family-oriented sailing club situated on the edge of the West Midlands conurbation. The club offers fantastic sailing opportunities for the large population of potential sailors who live a long way from the coast. With 350 members and a successful racing fleet, they run active training programmes for both adult and junior sailors – including a very successful Youth RIB training programme which has resulted in success in the RYA Honda Youth RIB Challenge on several occasions.”

Thanks to everyone involved in the application and thanks to Sunsail and the RYA.