We are the charity that creates
accessible and affordable watersports and sailing opportunities
for young people in Cornwall!
Children’s Sailing Trust supports children through their schools or home education groups, helping them grow in confidence, competence and resilience – personal skills that last a lifetime.
Sailing and water activities are excellent forms of exercise and can have a positive impact on both physical and mental health.
Physically, sailing and paddlesports can help strengthen core muscles and improve balance, coordination, and flexibility while improving cardiovascular fitness. Just as important is mental well-being and the freedom of getting out on the water provides an escape, reducing levels of stress and anxiety.
Learning new skills and achieving personal goals can help to build self–esteem and self–confidence, life skills that carry over into other areas of life and can have a positive impact on overall well-being and attitude.
We also run commercial courses and sessions for groups, individuals and families on the Helford River and at Trevassack Lake, called CST Experiences. With every swim, sail and SUP session you purchase, you’ll be helping Children’s Sailing Trust’s work to create opportunities for kids to get out on the water who wouldn’t otherwise get the chance.