Check out this lineup of awesome events happening as part of Making Waves.
The Barge 48 hour residential as a thank you for supporting the Project, giving you the opportunity to learn to run a boat, be like a pirate, prepare meals and work as a team. No wifi, no electricity, no running water- but time, the environment, the peace, the fun. This experience continues to be a massive, but quiet element of the Project and we are so thrilled that so many families once having experienced the Barge are now signing up to volunteer to help with other sessions. What a wonderful pay it forward ethos. Many Thanks to Barbara, Dom and their crew. Barge trips continue into the autumn.
Surfing at Discovery Surf, Bigbury- we have stopped for the summer, due to the small waves and the small lanes! But surfing will continue for a couple of sessions in the Autumn Term, mini bus transfers are provided from the school, and the experience of all participants has been great- even using instructor Harry the Bear to stand up.
RYA qualifications in sailing, with Plymouth Youth Sailing (PYS) are available through the Project- courses for adults and children (same day, same time, same place, but different groups) are available throughout the summer holidays. Membership to PYS is paid through the Project, and once a member you can continue to sail all year round (on a Sunday morning when the weather is kind in the winter) for more information contact email@example.com mentioning Making Waves Together.
Our third block of beginner swimmers are about to finish their 12 week course of swimming. Registration for block 4, starting in the Autumn is virtually full, but if you are interested in beginner swimmer lessons, please contact Tors. We are starting an adult beginner and nervous swimmer block for parents, this is still at the early stages but if you would like some information, please let Tors know.
As well as follow on sessions after Taster Days from the Mount Batten Centre (MBC), more dates coming in the early autumn for this, but we are also able to paddle from Tinside Beach with MBC staff over the holidays, giving you a different paddling experience. There is a min age for this due to the use of SUPs, most spaces have gone, but please contact Tors to be on a reserve list.
Anti-Tombstoning/Water Lining Event. On a quiet Sunday afternoon at West Hoe, 48 people braved water lining- tight rope walking, over water! Focusing on safe water entry, supported by local police officers and Lifeboat crew, people were encouraged to develop safe water entry skills- do not pencil jump in, check the tides, check the depth of the water. It was a wonderful day with a lot of success and still with an adrenalin buzz. More water lining will be taking place at the Waterfront Harbour on 3rd and 4th August with Plymouth City Council.
New this year- a SUP and Safety session.
New this year- a SUP and Safety session. Looking at Coastal Surveillance, keeping yourselves, your family and other beach users safe. We have targeted Mum’s/Female carers/guardians, but we will be rolling this out to all Project families. You have an on-the-water session if the weather allows, followed by a session looking at the risks and dangers of the beach, coast and sea and how to keep safe.
To be involved in the Project you have to live in PL1, PL2 or have a child at PSCA, but you do not need to be confident in or around the water, we will help you develop that. If you wish to give anything a go, please contact Tors.
Tors FroudProject ManagerMaking Waves Together
Telephone 07521 502996
Please note I do not work on a Monday or a Friday