“Your support has given our students the opportunity of seeing life away from their normal day-to-day lifestyle and the opportunities in life that are available. Can I thank you enough from a teacher who is trying to make a difference, to charity trust who clearly are making a difference.” – Mr Lloyd, Stoke Damerel Community College.
“I learnt so much about sailing and about myself. I feel so much happier since I came off the boat, my confidence is so much better and I don’t worry as much as I used to about doing activities outside of school with people I hardly know. ” – Ellesha, trainee from Ocean Youth Trust Scotland.
“One of these trips can change a person’s outlook on life, making them stronger, kinder, more considerate and an all-round better human being, this can only be down to the great work [sail training] does… ” – Cirdan Sailing Trust.
“Our residents enjoyed feeling that they were important and valued members of the crew. They rose to the challenges in a way that surprised us all, and have gained confidence as a result. The high regard for safety at all times… ensured that everyone felt relaxed and secure.” – Cirdan Sailing Trust.
“Sail training is one of the most effective tools in our repertoire for turning around some very challenging young people. An ocean going vessel gets trainees away from their day-to-day problems… and demonstrates very immediately the importance of teamwork, tolerance and respect for the natural environment. It is an extremely powerful way of building confidence, trust in others, self-esteem and responsibility… ” – Wheatsheaf Trust.