We are the boating generation


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There's nothing quite like boating

The experience of being out on the water is like no other. Having fun, meeting new people or learning a new skill. Whatever your reason we want to make it as easy as possible for you to get onboard. 

With #boatgen you'll experience all the freedom of boating with none of the uncertainty of going it alone! We'll introduce you to a community of other young boaters who are just as passionate about the water as you are. 

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How to get involved

Boatfolk and the Andrew Simpson Foundation are working together to make #boatgen a reality. 

We want to bring together young boaters and give you all the tools you need to start having fun afloat. From training for beginners to the opportunity to meet and inspire other young sailors, our goal is to give you all the skills and confidence you need to be a boater both on and off the water. 

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Want to have a go at getting on the water? Whether it's sailing or watersports you're bound to find an event happening near you. 

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Meet our boatgen ambassadors

We've gathered a group of inspiring young people who are keen to inspire others to get on the water regardless of whether they're from a boating background or not. 

Who are you?

New to boating

You're a water lover but you've never quite taken the leap into boating. You may have tried something like paddleboarding or kayaking and you think boating looks fun. But where do you start?

Who are you?

Frequent boater

Boating is one of your favourite hobbies, you've already spent hours out on the water and you think everyone should try it! You want to share your passion about being part of the boating generation.

Part of a like-minded organisation?

A little something for everyone

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