At ONEC we want to ensure that the kids are receiving quality instruction stressing safety, fun and learning. We want them to learn and incorporate good safety practices and seamanship when taking part in any boating activity as well as developing new skills in boat handling and sailing. We also want to instil a responsibility for the boats and equipment. Finally we want to promote the development sportsmanship, integrity, and interpersonal skills.
Sailing is truly a unique sport. Skills learned can be used and enjoyed for a lifetime. Sailing challenges both the mind and body. It can be competitive or recreational; you can sail on big boats or little boats; by oneself, with a friend or on a team. Most importantly, everyone has the capacity to learn to sail on some level no matter what individual challenges he or she faces.