Sailing for Schools
Nurture Wellbeing on the Water
As a business, we are passionate about getting young people onto the water and experiencing all that the Norfolk Broads has to offer. We work alongside you to offer a bespoke package, based on the individual needs of your young people.
What can we offer?
We offer residential stays and day trips for school children (year 6 and above) on our fleet of boats, ranging from classic Broads cruisers to modern bermudan yachts.
Explore our opportunities:
- RYA Courses, using the Youth Sailing Scheme or National Sailing Scheme.
- Informal “try sailing” experiences for new sailors.
- Scouts and Duke of Edinburgh opportunities.
This brochure is designed to give you a flavour of what we can offer, but we are really flexible and will do all we can to accommodate you and your school.
NBSS Sailing School
Eastwood Whelpton is home to the Norfolk Broads School of Sailing (NBSS), an RYA registered training centre.
Safeguarding is a priority for us, and all of our instructors are Enhanced DBS checked. All activities are risk assessed and we work closely with schools to tailor our risk assessments to your pupil’s needs.
We have a team of experienced RYA sailing instructors, who will tailor their teaching style to match the needs of your students.
Sailing has many enrichment benefits, helping young people to grow in confidence and to develop their team building skills, all whilst developing friendships.
We have been hosting groups of young people for many years. Time and time again, we have seen the way in which sailing can change the lives of young people for the better.
“Our sailing students have now completed their 6 week course and all have qualified with an RYA Stage 1 qualification.
A huge thank you to all the staff at East Whelpton Boatyard at Upton for enabling this to happen.”
Miss Jarvis, Acle AcademyFind out what we can offer your school, simply give us a call on 01493 750430
We have a fleet of beautiful boats, including traditional Norfolk gaff-rigged yachts, gunter-rigged half-deckers, and more modern bermudan yachts.
The beauty of sailing is that everyone has a specific role and can be involved in some way, encouraging young people to work together as a team.
Find out more about our fleet below.