Young Carers Sailing Challenge Wales racing Yacht
12 Young Carers Challenge Wales Challenger 4 racing yacht Penarth Docks.Skipper Andy and crew Penarth to Bristol Channel and Irish sea age 15-23. Voyages each year Led by David Ashmore & David Thomas RC Cardiff and Paul Johnson Jim Price RC Cardiff East
RC Cardiff led by David Thomas and David Ashmore began sail training for youngsters with ill parents at Willows School in 1985 taking 4 students sail training each year.They were joined by Paul Johnson RC Cardiff East and Rotary Clubs of Cardiff Young Carer network in 2008. In 2011 David Ashmore took the lead for RC Cardiff and Challege Wales was Chartered for 5 days for 12 Young Carers, this proved very sucessfull as Challenge Wales was based in Penarth Docks and the voyages required no passport and gave 12 Young Carers a life changing experience,12 Young Carers from Cardiff and The Vale take part each August plus additional sailings such as the Thames pagent at the Queens Jubilee.
Challenge Wales in Cardiff Bay outbound to Bristol Channel and Irish Sea
Skipper Andy (2nd right), David Ashmore RC Cardiff (right) Shan Parfitt (Crossroads Give us a break project) and members crew and RC Cardiff
Queens Jubilee Thames Pagent
St Katherines Dock Tower Bridge Queens Jubilee. Paul Johnson (left) RC Cardiff East; Vicky Williams and Skipper Andy Challenge Wales and Jacob Young Carer