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Creating vocational opportunities for disadvantaged young people

Oarsome Chance is a ground-breaking charity that aims to bring about change for disadvantaged young people in the Portsmouth, Gosport and Havant areas by using the powerful combination of maritime sports with vocational training.

Young people aged 9-19 years on the Oarsome Chance educational programmes are often disengaged from mainstream education. The vocational training we provide – which includes boat building and canvas skills along with on-the-water activities – delivers fantastic benefits that help them connect to a brighter future.

Thanks to a donation from The Whirlwind Charitable Trust, a group of our young people will have the opportunity to gain squib keelboat sail training and take part in the National Squib Association 50th Anniversary Regatta at Cowes Week.