6th Form Shadowfax Racing

Monday 04 June 2018

Ark schools were invited to take part in the very first 2018 racing programme. 

Shadowfax Racing, established in 2014, is a sailing charity giving young people, who wouldn’t otherwise get the chance, the opportunity to become part of a competitive race team.  

Initially, 7 of our Year 12 students took part in the taster day for the Shadowfax racing programme. All the students got the chance to captain one of three racing yachts and two students are now going forward to a 7 session racing programme.

In the next stages of the prgramme, the Trainees will learn not only how to sail and race, but will also develop the social and communication skills needed to be part of a strong team.  It enables them to demonstrate that they have commitment, drive and resilience and gives them confidence to try new things, meet new people and hopefully learn a love of sailing.