Tall Ships Youth Trust new flagship appeal

The Tall Ships Youth Trust has launched a flagship appeal Photo: Tall Ships Youth Trust The Tall Ships Youth Trust has launched a flagship appeal Photo: Tall Ships Youth Trust

The Tall Ships Youth Trust has launched an appeal to raise funds for a new flagship to help the next generation learn valuable life skills.

The charity hopes to raise £5m for a new 24-berth schooner-type vessel which it will use to give disabled and disadvantaged young people physically and mentally challenging sail training adventures.

Benefiting from the charity is Josh who was 16 when he first set sail with the trust. “Honestly, I don’t think I’d be around anymore without my initial voyage,” he said. “Tall Ships was the spark needed to ignite my trail of fortunate events in life.”

Five million pounds will enable the charity to buy a vessel on the open market, re-engineer the internal layout to take groups of young people and buy the equipment needed to ensure she meets Maritime and Coastguard Agency standards.

Naming

All donations are welcome with £20 allowing the purchase of a safety harness and £1000 providing a full medical kit. Commercial sponsorship opportunities include naming the ship or a voyage, sponsoring a berth and having the company logo worn by staff, supporters and voyagers together with a mention on the charity’s website.

Former director of BAE Systems, Sir Richard Olver, is giving his backing to the charity’s latest endeavour. “I want as many young people as possible to have an opportunity to sail with us, particularly those who have had a tough start in life,” he said. “In a world that can exclude young people, sailing as part of a Tall Ships Crew makes for an inclusive and truly empowering few days."

Latest Press Releases

Barton Marine Partners with Barrus for Impressive Product Line-up for Seawork International 2019 (11,12, 13 June / Quayside Q17)

Leading global supplier of marine deck hardware, Barton Marine, announces its impressive product lin... Read more

Barton Support Women in the Marine Industry

After a great success in 2018 the Women in the Marine Industry Event at Seawork will once again be s... Read more

MS Amlin Yacht release Episode 3 of ’80 Seconds with Sir Robin Knox-Johnston’ on 22nd May

MS Amlin Yacht release Episode 3 of ’80 Seconds with Sir Robin Knox-Johnston’ on 22nd May Read more

MS Amlin Yacht to exhibit at Windermere Boat & Adventure Show

MS Amlin Yacht announce that they will be exhibiting at the newly expanded Windermere Boat & Adventu... Read more

Riding4Dreams Team will be Training and Fundraising at The Thames Valley and London Boat Show

A team of twelve including marine industry professionals will be riding from London to Paris from th... Read more

Back to the Future - Christian Brewer returns to Barton Marine

Christian Brewer has returned to Barton Marine as Global Sales Manager. Read more

View all