Welcome to the RS Tera South West region
Our project has proven by providing top quality RYA national squad race coaches to these youngsters we can increase enthusiasm and participation in the sport. Coaches have been world and National champions in the classes that they are coaching. This in turn provides great retention of the participants, giving the best opportunity to those children and maybe even produce potential future Olympians.
This approach of bringing top class coaching talent to the South West has already paid dividends with producing great sailors including Tera National event winners and a National Champion in the pro fleet. Sailors have gone on to become Feva national junior champions and national schools sailing champions.
Tera training in the South West is run within the South West Youth Sailing Academy who provide professional coached dinghy sailing opportunities for Children in Tera and Feva classes. We are a local not for profit, volunteer led, constituted community group.
The group quickly came together to provide professional RYA qualified coaching to children in the South West who were eager to sail over the winter months but could not travel the many hundreds of miles to the coaching provided at other clubs.
This winter sail training bridges the gap between learning to sail and competing. Only a very small number of children get the opportunity to get out on the water all year and even fewer to compete.
As a RYA affiliated group we always exceed RYA safety standards both on the water with rescue boat cover and off with our dedicated safeguarding officer. Our ambition is to get more youngsters sailing to a higher level to enable them to follow this sailing pathway and to start a lifelong passion for the sport.
In 2018 the group was runner up to the Ellen McArthur cancer charity at the Yachts and yachting national awards in London and has been promoted by the RYA as the model for sustainable regional training.
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