Sail training is a valuable tool that provides young people the opportunity for personal development in a challenging and dynamic environment. Our voyages take care-experienced young people sailing for 1–10 days. During this time they learn to sail and navigate the boat, live independently, work as a team, build personal resilience, and learn the value of effective communication skills. It is an activity that inspires self-confidence and the acceptance of personal responsibility, promotes an acceptance of others whatever their social or cultural backgrounds, and develops a willingness to take controlled risks.
In addition, sail training provides an opportunity for young people to learn social and citizenship skills and enables them to:
Increase their self-esteem, motivation and tolerance
Identify personal strengths and weaknesses in a supportive, honest, and open environment
Manage and overcome setbacks and obstacles, both physical and mental
Gain appreciation of the social value of rules and regulations in an environment that demands structure
We are determined to change the lives of those who have experienced the care system through sail training
Short Term Engagement
Our Short-Term Engagement Programme has been developed to enable those care-experienced young people who are unable to access our long-term programmes to benefit from, and be included in, sail training. It is also the ideal platform for engaging with those for whom a short-term impact is most appropriate.
During our Short-Term Engagement Programme, young people will train on a range of vessels including our 40ft sail training vessel, Seahorse.