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Careers Start with The Youth Sailing Scheme

Groups of young people from a range of backgrounds including those with special educational needs, experiencing deprivation, social exclusion or other disadvantage join us as members of their care groups for five days residentially at sea aboard a Thames sailing barge.

Those who have shown enthusiasm or merit are invited to return as individuals, independently of their group to embed initial benefits gained and embark on traditional sail training. This is known as our Youth Sailing Scheme and can, over time, lead to maritime careers. We are grateful to Whirlwind for contributing towards our bursary fund, which is essential to enable most of our clients to join us.