Papercourt has long been recognised by the RYA as a Champion Club. That scheme has recently been replaced by a new scheme – British Youth Sailing Recognised Club – to promote excellence in developing the sailing stars of the future. Papercourt is one of the first 15 sailing clubs in the country to which the RYA has awarded the new status of British Youth Sailing Recognised Club.
On 15 June the Mayor of Guildford cut the ribbon and launched the Papercourt Sailability wheelyboat. The wheelyboat will enable up to four wheelchair bound sailors to get on the boat, sail around the lake and get off again, all without leaving their wheelchair. Thanks are due to the Wheelyboat Trust and RYA Sailability, and to the many donors, including the Surrey Community Foundation, the Joan Braithwhaite Trust, the Borrows Fund, Surrey Sports Fund and the Hamilton Fund, who made it possible. See the photos here.
Did you miss our Open Day? Despite the rain 255 people came, and nearly all of them went sailing.
Details and application forms for the summer 2018 youth and junior training sessions for members are now available on the website. Click here.
Following an external nomination and a visit by the Deputy Mayor, Papercourt Sailability has been awarded the Guildford Borough, Mayor’s Award for Access to Sport. This important award recognises the great work of the numerous members who run our Sailability section, providing inclusive sailing for everyone no matter what their disability.
Sailability runs on Friday afternoons, two or three times a month during the summer. More details are on the Sailability page.