The Flagstaff Trust was established in 1999 by two ex RAFYC members, Liz and Humph Jowett. The Trust makes provision for youngsters to undertake all types of sailing, the only criteria being that they are aged below 25 years and are resident within a 50 mile radius of Hamble. Since then more than 400 young people have benefited from a variety of RYA approved courses, all paid for by the Trust.
Some years ago it was decided by the management to pass administration of the Flagstaff Trust over to the Hamble River Sailing Club. At that time the RAFYC had neither the resources nor volunteers required to enable the Trust to fulfil its purpose.
RAFYC members who fulfil the Trust’s criteria are welcome to take part in all Flagstaff Trust schemes and additionally are welcome to join in the HRSC cadet activities as part of the reciprocal arrangement between the two clubs.
Flagstaff Trust & Youth Training Dates for 2011 TBA
The Flagstaff Trust partially funds RYA training courses for RAFYC and HRSC members who fulfil the criteria above.
All courses runs from 9 am - 4.30 pm. The week courses start at RYA1 & 2 and the children progress at their own rate of learning. Children would need to bring wetsuits, spray tops and bottoms, towel, dry clothes and most importantly a packed lunch.Costs for each course are almost finalised and are available on the Cadet Page.
RAFYC cadets are also welcome to join in the HRSC cadets’ sailing which usually take place on either Friday evenings or Saturdays (in the warmer months). They also run various camps/picnics etc which we are welcome to attend. As is usual with most cadet sailing it is expected that parents/guardians make themselves available to help with some of the peripheral activities (signing the kids in/out, helping rig boats, generally being useful...) to ensure that the kids get the optimum time on the water.
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