Sport England Grant
As you will all know, Hampton Sailing Club made an application last year to Sport England for a grant. I am pleased to be able to now confirm that Hampton Sailing Club has been allocated a grant of £10,000 from Sport England to assist us in becoming an RYA Training Centre. The grant is specifically for the purchase of new training boats.
At its meeting on 4th January 2018, the Management Committee voted to accept this grant and proceed with setting up the protocols, procedures and requirements to establish Hampton Sailing Club as an RYA Training Centre. The Management Committee has set up a sub-committee to ensure we deliver all the requirements of both Sport England and the RYA, whilst protecting the ethos and normal activities of our sailing club.
The sub-committee comprises of:
Commodore Kevin Anderson
Vice Commodore Nigel Cooper
Rear Commodore Michaela Parker
Treasure George Bell
HSC RYA Training School Principal John Bell
HSC RYA Senior Training Instructor Stuart Jenkins
The Management Committee would like to thank John and Deirdre Bell for all their hard work in pursuing Sport England and setting up this opportunity. HSC were already active in delivering many of the requirements needed for the establishment of the Training Centre, with Stuart Jenkins already committed to the RYA Senior Instructor Training Course which is an essential element for the establishment of the Centre. The grant means that we have the opportunity of offering formal training from our Club by mid May 2018.
There are still many items to finalise and the Management Committee will keep you informed of progress.
What a great start to 2018 season!
See you at the working parties. Next working Party 21/01/18
Commodore – HSC