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THE SEARCH IS ON - WHO WILL WIN THE 2019 JERSEY CLIPPER BURSARY?
Fancy making your maritime dream come true? Then why not apply for the Jersey Clipper Bursary -a legacy from the three Jersey Campaigns in the Clipper Round-the-World Race, made is association with UBS, the annual £1,000 award in designed to assist a Islander of any age to achieve a particular nautical ambition.
This could be a trip on a tall ship, attending a training course, participation in a watersports competition, undertaking a marine biology field trip or competing in an ocean race – anything with a maritime theme.
Windsurfer Henry Horton won the 2018 bursary, enabling him to gain an RYA Start Windsurfing Instructor’s Qualification at the Galloway Activity Centre at Loch Ken in Scotland.
‘The Jersey Clipper Bursary paid for my week-long course, the accommodation and travel,’ said Henry (18), currently studying for his A-levels at Victoria College. ‘Not only did I gain the ability to teach windsurfing to RYA standard but also many new and insightful experiences such as meeting a range of people with varying windsurfing abilities and windsurfing out of my natural habitat on a fresh-water lake.
‘Using this qualification I was able to deliver more advanced and refined instruction when I volunteered to teach windsurfing to young cadets at the Royal Channel Island Yacht Club.’
This year Henry is looking forward to contributing again to the RCIYC windsurfing cadet scheme and assisting the students to improve their windsurfing skills. On a personal level he hopes to compete in national competitions and undertake further RYA courses. He also plans to use his RYA windsurfing and sailing qualifications to find work in places such as Vasiliki in Greece, a world-famous windsurf and sailing location.
If you would like to follow in Henry’s footsteps and apply for the 2019 Jersey Clipper Bursary you will need to submit a written application by the end of April. It should be no more than 200 words in length and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.