The National Sailing Academy’s mission is to change the lives of children and differently-abled children and adults in Antigua by introducing them to sailing not just as a sport or leisure option but also as a career. Lessons are offered free as part of the National Curriculum.
The Academy has also offered water confidence and safety classes to local school children since 2017 following a generous donation for the purchase and installation of a swimming spa. The Academy offers a safe environment for children to learn where their parents and guardians can be confident that they are in safe and capable hands. Volunteer instructors offer their time and knowledge to assist children to learn these essential skills, many of whom progress to one of the sailing programmes available at the Academy.