Published on Wednesday, 01 May 2013 15:38
After winning 71% of the public vote Sea-Hear-Discover, Discovery Sailing Project's new initiative was presented with the 2013 Haven Academy Award by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston.
Sea-Hear-Discover helps to provide opportunities for people with hearing impairments to experience the thrill and challenge of offshore sailing. The initiative will work collaboratively with schools, adult and youth organisations and charities offering voyages for people aged 12 years and over. Voyages range from relaxed evening sails around the Solent, to week long action packed races as part of the annual International Tall Ships' Race which takes place much further afield in European waters.
Published on Tuesday, 23 April 2013 15:31
Unwavering dedication of volunteers' vessel
The volunteers of Ocean Youth Trust Scotland have a new boat thanks to patrons Barbara and Curly Mills.
Talking of the new vessel at its naming ceremony today, Nick Fleming and Dominic McKay agreed that Alba Volunteer was a fitting name, highlighting the unwavering dedication of the Trust's Patrons and its volunteers to inspiring young people through adventure under sail.
Read more: New Boat for Ocean Youth Trust Scotland
Published on Wednesday, 27 February 2013 09:47
In front of a 150-strong crowd of sailing peers, two of Ocean Youth Trust Scotland's volunteers' achievements were recognised at a special dinner during RYA Scotland's Big Weekend at sportscotland National Centre Inverclyde on Saturday 23rd February.
From different ends of the country and different ages too, Peta Koczy from Inverness scooped the Young Volunteer of the Year Award and minutes later Malcolm MacArthur from Inverkip received an honorary Award for Lifetime Achievement.
Pictures courtesy of Rob Eyton-Jones
(Pictured Left: Peta Koczy on her prize beanbag with Luke Patience,sponsor Scottish Sailing’s Duncan Hepplewhite. The beanbag is made from one of Patience’s 470 sails, a sail from the GB Paralympic sailing team and a sail donated by Scottish Sailing.)
(Pictured Right: Inverkip’s Malcolm McArthur with London Olympics silver medallist Luke Patience)
Read more: OYT Scotland Volunteers win RYA Scotland Awards
Published on Friday, 15 February 2013 15:29
The Trinity Sailing Foundation has received £49,100 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to support an exciting new maritime heritage project, based in Brixham. The 14-month project, worth over £92,000, combines conservation work to the historic Brixham trawler 'Provident' as well as a raft of education and promotion activities, which aim to raise awareness and help people learn more about their rich maritime history.
Read more: Trinity Sailing wins lottery funding for 'Provident'
Published on Monday, 11 February 2013 11:31
Duet, an iconic 15m, gaff- rigged yawl, built in 1912, owned by the Courtauld family and operated by Essex based charity The Cirdan Sailing Trust, has recently been awarded 'Sail Training Vessel of the Year'. The award, made by the MCA (Maritime & Coastguard Agency) and ASTO (Association of Sail Training Organisations), was given to Duet and The Cirdan Sailing Trust for good management with regard to seamanship and safety and for providing the highest quality of Sail Training.
Read more: Sail Training Vessel of the Year