National Inclusion Week: Yachting and Sailing participation numbers on the rise
Last Updated: 01/10/17 12:35pm
The sailing and yachting experience is on the rise in the north of England, as more people continue to take up water sports.
Nearly 20 years after its formation, the Tees and Hartlepool Yacht club in Hartlepool has been given national recognition for its inclusion policy.
As a result, Olympic Legacy funding has allowed the local council to provide further access to a sport widely considered as unreachable by many.
Research released earlier this year showed participation numbers in boating and water sports had reached a seven-year high, added evidence the sport is on an upward curve.
Watch the video above to see how the Tees and Hartlepool Yacht club are making an impact for National Inclusion Week.