Turn to Starboard uses sailing courses to support those affected by military operations.
Families weeks – we take a Service family sailing in Cornwall and out of their normal environment. Helping them re-engage with each other after separation.
Zero to Hero – in which we support individual Service personnel who have fallen on particularly hard times to reach RYA Yachtmaster Cruising Instructor and reintegrate them with a career in the marine industry. Provision of a personal Yachtmaster mentor, 1 to 1 support where needed, flexibility to extend the course, career advice and support to enter the marine industry.
RYA courses – provided for groups who have experienced or been affected by operations. RYA Day Skipper courses provide an opportunity to share experiences in a unique environment.
Tall Ship experience – The Princes Trust have gifted us the 92ft Pilot Schooner previously called ‘Spirit of Fairbridge’. She has 18 berths to facilitate larger groups with traditional gaff rigged Tall Ship sailing. Amongst other trips we are planning a ‘Round Britain’ experience in June 2015.
Boat Build project – currently we rely on boat charter to facilitate our sailing. To ensure our long term future we are building a Rustler 42 specifically for our beneficiaries. We also hope to access boat building courses on our project for veterans or those transitioning.