The Wind Project is a Charitable Community Benefit Society and provides Sailing experiences on the Kingsbridge & Salcombe Estuary for 10 surrounding Primary Schools as well as people with learning disabilities and difficulties.

Founders, Ross and Zoe (Salcombe Dinghy Sailing), have a true passion about the water and want to share their love for Sailing for all to enjoy.

In South Devon, we all live close to the coast and yet 35% of local young people have never been to a beach or swam in the sea.

  • We engage with local schools and colleges to promote sailing as an enjoyable activity which anyone can participate in, whatever their background, helping to tackle inequality of opportunity.
  • We are developing sailing qualifications, improving young people’s employability and skills.
  • Offering Sailing lessons for adults living locally with disabilities.
  • We support local people to develop new skills by volunteering with us.
  • We are helping to raise awareness of the many career opportunities in the marine industry, which will have a positive impact on the local and wider economy.

Being on the sea and sailing has so many benefits. Interacting with the elements, gaining fresh air and exercise, working with others as a team, being water confident and capable of understanding boats, tides, navigation, the weather, to name but a few.

The Wind Project wants to make the joys and benefits of sailing more accessible to as many as possible.