Cleethorpes Yacht Club member is OnBoard Volunteer of the Year
Kay Clegg of Humber Mouth Yacht Club, near Cleethorpes is the RYA Humber OnBoard Volunteer of the Year for 2012.
Kay, who comes from Grimsby, was presented with her award by Liz Wrigglesworth, RYA Humber OnBoard Development Officer.
Run by the RYA, OnBoard is a grass roots programme which introduces sailing and windsurfing to young people aged 8 to 18, through schools, youth groups and training centres.
"Kay is our unsung hero," explained Humber Mouth Yacht Club Cadet Leader, Sue Culton, who nominated Kay on behalf of the club. "She does all the work in the background that makes the sailing happen.
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"Kay organises and takes part in all the catering, including hotdogs or similar after every Cadet session, the Cadet camp, the presentation night and any other events that we run.
"As well as all this," continued Sue Culton, "Kay washes and maintains the wetsuits, buoyancy aids and spray suits that we use for taster sessions and at the end of the season washes the Topper and RS sails. In fact, whatever we do, Kay is there as shore support."â¨
Over a ten year period OnBoard aims to introduce a minimum of 500,000 children to sailing and windsurfing in the UK, converting over 10% of them into regular participants. So far it's nicely on track.