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Get Afloat

How to get your school in to Sailing and Water Sports


We think water-sports participation is important … if you use it, you respect it!  The more children that actually use the marine environment, the more they will be aware of the damage being done to waterways that sustain sailing, surfing, boating, floating, swimming and much more.

Inspired by the Plastic Bottle Boat Challenge experience we hope students and schools will take the next logical step and explore ways to get afloat themselves. To support this process and help take these initial steps we are providing opportunities to link schools with local sailing centres and help to increase on-water participation.  You can browse all the venues currently signed up to help get you afloat, including incentives to get you on the water ranging from a cup of tea to a £10 voucher. We could be creating new sailors with a better understanding of the impact of plastic in our waterways and oceans.

71% of the earth’s surface area is water… let's go!

If you are a watersports venue… sign up today

The PBBC is working with the Royal Yachting Association’s (RYA) Onboard program to get even more aspirant mariners afloat in the UK.  We want to make it easy to open the door to new opportunities for both schools and children to engage with and explore a life on the ocean waves.

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Case Studies

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Venue Directory

Ready to take to the water? Find a Get Afloat venue near you.

Venues Supporting Us

Latest Clubs

Islington Boat Club

john freed islington boat club
5 years 4 months ago

Clivo Sailing Club

Mark Yuill
5 years 4 months ago

Phoenix Outdoor Centre

Phil Atkinson
5 years 5 months ago

Docklands Sailing and Watersports Centre

Simon Conway
5 years 7 months ago