My son’s experience has been wonderful
When Raphael, 12, started the Endeavor programme in early 2016, he was in one of the first classes held in St George's, before the programme in Dockyard came online as well.
He attends Saltus Grammar School and likes all things related to water sports, but did not have many opportunities to go sailing by himself in small boats such as the Optimist, or Bic's.
Raphael has embraced the team spirit that comes out of all the instructors and everybody at AC Endeavour in a big way. He takes all the advice given by the staff very seriously.
His confidence in handling the tasks on the water, as well as off, has improved tremendously. He has become much more of a team player and it looks like sailing is one of his biggest passions in his life right now.
He cannot wait to go out and try any new skills he has learnt. The faster the speed of the sailboat he is on is, the bigger his smile gets afterwards, especially when he talks about it once he is home from training.
AC Endeavour also made him more aware of his dietary needs. His sugar intake — a struggle for every parent and the importance of a balanced breakfast, lunch and dinner are discussed more often at the nightly dinner table at home than ever.
This is a very positive thing for us as parents.
Raphael has found great mentors with all the instructors and coaches who do a fantastic job with all the children in the programme. Any child who is willing to listen and learn will get the most out of it.
We as parents are very grateful, happy and proud that our son has had and the opportunity to be part of AC Endeavour. What a wonderful experience.