Published on Thursday, 10 July 2014 08:57
Young people set to embark on adventure by sea thanks to latest funding phase
The Scottish Government today announced that £375,000 of CashBack for Communities funding is being awarded to Ocean Youth Trust Scotland to create life changing opportunities for young people across the country.
The money is the latest award from the third phase of CashBack funding, which has so far seen over £74m invested and committed to projects and initiatives across Scotland since its inception in 2007.
National sail training charity, Ocean Youth Trust Scotland, will use the grant to fund New Horizons, a three year national project to provide sail training opportunities for 576 young people in Scotland.
Read more: Ocean Youth Trust Scotland buoyed by £375K Cashback for Communities funding
Published on Wednesday, 09 July 2014 09:47
A new book celebrating and promoting tall ships and Sail Training - "Tall Ships Today" is now published and available to buy and preview through the STI website via a special Tall Ships Today page. A third of the cover price from all purchases of the book ordered through the STI site will be used to help disadvantaged and/or disabled young people benefit from a Sail Training voyage.
We hope you will support Sail Training and buy a copy of this great book.
Published on Wednesday, 18 June 2014 12:15
Congratulations to ASTO Trustee Jonathan Cheshire on being appointed an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours.
Jonathan Cheshire has received the honour for services to social enterprise and to the community.
Published on Wednesday, 11 June 2014 13:52
Young people from all over the UK are gearing up for an exciting challenge this summer as they countdown to the start of the Falmouth to Royal Greenwich Tall Ships Regatta, which takes place from 28 August to 9 September 2014.
Over 280 young people from a wide range of backgrounds will be sailing under the banner of the Association of Sail Training Organisations (ASTO), the UK's Sail Training umbrella organisation.
Nearly half of the 47 Sail Training vessels from around the world lining up to sail in the regatta, organised by Sail Training International, are ASTO members. At least half of the crew on board each vessel will be under 25.
ASTO has 18 member vessels from all over the British Isles taking part including Scotland, Wales, East Anglia and the South of England.
Read more: Hundreds of young people from across the UK gearing up for Falmouth to Royal Greenwich Tall Ships...
Published on Thursday, 05 June 2014 08:47
Sailing Charity's Five Ferries Challenge
On what must have seemed like the hottest day on record, Saturday 31st May, 26 cyclists took part in a Five Ferries Challenge to raise funds for Ocean Youth Trust Scotland.
The five ferries in question are those linking the mainland to Arran, Kintyre, Cowal and Bute and the challenge is to link them all up in one day by completing the 52 land miles in between by bike.
OYT Scotland's four sail training vessels are well-kent in these local waters and sailed regularly by some 150 staff and volunteers to provide adventure under sail for hundreds of young people, some of whom jumped up in the saddle for Saturday's fundraiser.
The event began with the 9.45am crossing from Ardrossan to Arran. With the gang plank down, they were straight off to tackle the first 14 miles cycling to Lochranza.
Read more: OYT Scotland - Five Ferries Challenge