Adventure of lifetime on a tall ship for Skegness area young people

Young people in the Skegness area could find themselves on an adventure of a lifetime joining other youths on a tall ship voyage.

Young people develop the life skills, confidence and self-esteem needed to see beyond their horizon and realise their true potential.

Funding is available offering a significant reduction on the cost of a residential voyage with the UK’s largest youth development sail training charity.

To celebrate its 65th anniversary, Tall Ships Youth Trust (TSYT) is promoting its bursary programme to provide even more young people aged 12-25, with a youth development voyage onboard one of its iconic 72ft Challenger yachts and 55ft ketch.

The programme is open to schools, youth groups and individuals, and is aimed at helping young people from across the county to experience one of the charity’s five-day voyages.

Funding is available towards a voyage on a tall ship for young people.

Chas Cowell, Youth Development and Volunteer Manager, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for young people to step out of their normal environment and comfort zone and experience an adventure at sea that we’ve seen, excite and challenge them.

“Out on the sea, young people form a small community and working together, they develop the life skills, confidence and self-esteem needed to see beyond their horizon and realise their true potential.

“The young people will take on a number of tasks including, hauling ropes, operating the winches and helming. Under supervision, they also learn to prepare and cook all the meals below deck in the galley kitchen.

“We typically set sail from our base in Portsmouth – and travelling to the boat often forms part of the initial experience. However, we’re happy to discuss potentially sailing to other ports nationwide for group-organised trips.”

TSYT is urging schools and youth groups to get in touch with Chas Cowell direct for more information by emailing [email protected]

Individuals (aged 12-25) should email: [email protected]

To see the charity’s current voyage programme for individuals, visit the Youth Crew page at https://www.tallships.org/. For group booking availability, contact Chas Cowell, as above.

The bursary programme extends to other areas outside of Lincolnshire. To check if your area could benefit contact TSYT direct