NBYC Lockdown Activities

RYA Onboard

I hope you’re all doing well in this weird new temporary world we find ourselves in!

Now i know we’d all rather be enjoying ourselves at NBYC, but at the moment it’s just not possible so the RYA have been busy putting some things together to keep you busy until such time as we can. 

So here we go here are some ideas to help you #SailFromHome!

Firstly they’ve produced a weekly video tutorial for sailors called Sail Smarts, the video comes out every Wednesday at 10am on the RYA YouTube channel. So far they’ve released three videos, all detailed below. The latest two videos also have downloadable activity sheets for children (and parents) to try at home.

Take a look here:



Tides activity sheet


Clouds activity sheet

Again for the kids you can also find a weekly ‘Knot On The Water’ video on the RYA YouTube Channel and the RYA OnBoard Instagram page (@ryaonboard) which shows you how to tie different sailing knots. Keep an eye out for other challengers such as one handed bowlines! – it might be quite useful for some parents to take a look at that as well – just saying… 🙂

If you are looking for something a little more advanced then you can head over to the British Sailing Team YouTube channel where they have a huge numbers of videos themed around each day -Motivation Monday, Tune-In Tuesday, Workout Wednesday etc.

Keep an eye out for Mike Macnamara and Flip Foulds on the two videos discussing sail design!

eSailing Virtual Regatta – you now truly can sail from home! Not only that you can race against some members of the British Sailing Team! The RYA have also produced a number of tutorial videos available on the YouTube channel and website. If you’d like to get involved wioth the NBYC Virtual Regatta, just get in touch with Ian Richardson on Facebook.

Finally, there are some other links you might want to take a look at:

RS Sailing at home activities

1851 Trust STEM crew website

World Sailing education materials

Back to school with Dee Caffari (Ocean Safety YouTube Channel)

Ocean Race learning resources  

That’s it for now. Have fun, stay safe, and see you all soon!