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Sailing Through Summer

Sail Thurrock

Active Thurrock, Thurrock Yacht Club and Grangewaters Outdoor Education Centre wanted to break down the perception of sailing as being an elitist and expensive sport.

The Sail Thurrock initiative took place over two separate fortnightly series during the summer to introduce young people in Thurrock to the sport. The sessions were a mixture of workshops and on the water lessons to ensure the young people received safety information and got to have fun in the training boats.


Group 1
Who is it for?
Young people aged between 6-23
Goal 1
Prime Objective:
to showcase the offer of sailing to young people
Goal 2
Second Objective:
to inspire young people to join the club
Watch our video to learn more
Sail Thurrock Set Up
If there is one sport that should be associated with Thurrock, it is sailing. Our borough has desperately high levels of inactivity and associated conditions such as obesity. Research shows that as well as increasing physical fitness, sailing also has significant mental health benefits. But most of all it is a fun, exciting and accessible sport - we encourage the youth of Thurrock to get involved!
Murray James, Sail Thurrock Lead