Carsington Water . Ashbourne . Derbyshire
Derbyshire Scouts Sailing (DSS)
The Scout Association in Derbyshire have for some years run their own sailing unit offering Young People from the Scout and Guiding movements an opportunity to take part in dinghy sailing activities and to gain RYA sailing qualifications.
Carsington Sailing Club has always helped DSS in providing qualified instructors and assistance in facilitating training courses.
In 2010, due to circumstances beyond their control DSS (then known as the Derby Area Scout Sailing Club) found themselves looking for a new home from which to operate and approached Carsington Sailing Club for help.
The Club responded with an offer of a Corporate Membership which DSS accepted.
The move to Carsington Water was completed during 2010, and DSS are now Corporate Members of Carsington Sailing Club and come under the direct control of Derbyshire Scout Counil.
DSS’s training at Carsington has continued to develop over the years with training courses being run on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings and at weekends throughout the season. DSS will see in excess of a hundred Young People taking part in formal RYA training course during this period.
Training courses continued to be completed with Scouts receiving awards from the full RYA Youth Scheme, the Advanced Modules and some have even qualified to become RYA Assistant Instructors.
Many thanks go to the Club for the immense amount of practical support and general goodwill offered to DSS over the years, which has allowed it to develop to its present status.