Britain’s Princess Anne supports youth watersports
Britain’s Princess Anne supported youth watersports in a visit to east London.
The Princess Royal toured the Docklands Sailing and Watersports Centre to see how their Youth Afloat Programme was helping engage young people.
On their Facebook page, the centre wrote: “This week saw Her Royal Highness Princess Anne come to DSWC to show her support for our Youth Afloat Programme.
“As the president of the Royal Yachting Association HRH Princess Anne praised the efforts of the staff, volunteers, parents and funding organisations that help to create such a successful and affordable youth watersports programme.”
Meanwhile, the 64-year-old royal – who is president of the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) – also met 300 sea cadets this week as she viewed a ship, TS Royalist, she had named and commissioned.
Gareth, 16, a cadet from Northern Ireland, told The Wharf newspaper: “It was the best week of my life, a massive adventure where I got better at navigation and problem-solving and stronger on team working and more focussed as I developed my self-discipline.
“It’s an amazing experience; it’s changed my life completely and made me a better more confident person.”