Well done to our OnBoard sailor Abi!
November 20, 2014
We are very excited to report that a member of our RYA OnBoard Club "Grafham Flyers", has been awarded Yachts and Yachting Magazine "Young Sailor of the Month" for December. Abigail Clarke was nominated by Alison Butler-Baines from Grafham Water Centre.
“Abi joined the Grafham Flyers RYA OnBoard scheme many years ago as a very young girl who was potentially interested in learning to sail. Now 13 years of age, Abi is excelling with her sailing and has recently qualified as an assistant dinghy instructor along with three other of her OnBoard sailing friends."
“For some time, Abi has been the "head girl" at our OnBoard club and she sets a great example to the younger members who come through the scheme each year. Her willingness to learn and take on advice is incredible, which in turn has helped Abi with several successes at local youth regattas."
"I nominated Abi for this award, to say thank you for her hard work and dedication to not only sailing in general but for her commitment to OnBoard, as she now helps out with sessions, teaching the younger ones and making their first taste of sailing fun and exciting. Abi is a real credit to the rest of the OnBoard team and an absolute pleasure to be around. Well done Abi!."
Alison Butler-Baines, Business Development Officer, GWC
The full article can be read within the December Edition of Yachts and Yachting Magazine.
There is also an article about Abi on the RYA website.
Well done Abi!