Our trustees come from varied backgrounds and are all involved in sailing and boating in Northland.
Why Was The Trust Formed?
To date training and coaching in Northland has been almost solely dependant on the ebb and flow of enthusiastic parents and keen sailors through clubs. Sail Northland Charitable Trust aims to provide a professional management and coaching structure that is supported by volunteers but not solely dependant on them. This will take out the peaks and troughs experienced by many clubs and provide a sustainable future and growth for the sport in Northland.
Sailing teaches young people about water safety in a natural and fun way, this is another reason SNCT was created. The water safety message is shared more widely as participation in the sports grows.
Sailing in New Zealand is incredibly successful at the highest level but is widely perceived as being only for the wealthy demographic within society. Sail Northland Charity Trust aims to provide a pathway into sailing regardless of age, background or experience so more people can benefit.