The Will Mackaness Trust

Achievements

Over the 9 years The Will Mackaness Trust has:

  •  Set  up  numerous courses that have enabled youngsters to learn to windsurf  and paddle board  through the Official Test Centre based at Weymouth and Portland sailing Academy.  In a bid to enable the youngsters to develop their racing skills  further we have, through a sports England grant , purchased a fleet of RS: One race boards and have established a Race night each Thursday at the OTC which has proved extremely popular.
  • With what was Sail Laser, but is now the Andrew Simpson Sailing Centre, also based  at the Weymouth and Portland sailing academy, we have organised weekly sessions which have enabled the youngsters to achieve the RYA stages from beginners up to the advanced stages for developing  seamanship and racing skills.
  • We also  understand the importance of experiencing travel along side water sport activities  and  to this end we have a given sponsorship to disadvantaged  pupils to enable them to go on the  Tall Ships Challenge voyages, and  to pupils taking part an expedition to Alaska through the Dorset Expedition Society 3 years ago, we also sponsored Tom Mules when he represented GB in the world biathalon championships in Dubai.
  • Since September 2013 we have facilitated weekly swimming lessons at the Weymouth Pool. Numerous groups  who have had 6 months of swimming lessons each Saturday to ensure they can swim at least the 25m and build up their swimming confidence.

Giving water sport opportunities to the youngsters of Weymouth and Portland

UK Registered Charity Number: 1142547   |   Registered office: The Wey Valley School, Dorchester Road, Weymouth, Dorset DT3 5AN