BATUK enjoy messing around in boats during 3 days in Kilifi

BATUK in Kilifi
BATUK enjoy 3 days with 3 Degrees South. Photo: Facebook/BATUKOfficial

Eighteen of the finest from BATUK (British Army Training Unit Kenya) have spent the last three days with 3° South in Kilifi.

3° South are a watersports and activities company based at Mnarani Club in Kilifi Creek, Kenya. They specialise in sailing and windsurfing and are a registered Royal Yachting Association (RYA) Training Centre.

They aim to encourage as many people onto the water as they can and to promote sailing, windsurfing and waterski across all communities in Kenya.

BATUK in Kilifi
3° South is the only RYA Training Centre for dinghy & windsurf instruction in Africa. Photo: Facebook/BATUKOfficial

To that end they offer free sail training to local children and adults from Mnarani village, who otherwise would have no access to these facilities.

BATUK in Kilifi
BATUK enjoying their time in Kilifi. Photo: Facebook/BATUKOfficial

Currently, this Community Sailing program has provided tuition to over 25 adults and 30 children.

During their time with 3° South, the individuals from BATUK got the opportunity to try new things and push their themselves out of their comfort zone in the gusting winds of the Indian Ocean.

BATUK in Kilifi
Windsurfing in Kilifi. Photo: Facebook/BATUKOfficial

The BATUK team received glowing praise from 3° South, who said the were a “great group who progressed heaps. Brilliant work all round.”