Supporting Wounded Veterans Ocean Challenge Week

Ocean Challenge Week
Isle of Wight
19 June to 26 June 2022

Non-serving Veterans only

Supporting Wounded Veterans invite you to apply for an amazing Ocean Challenge Week to be held on the South Coast – ports along the Solent and the Isle of Wight from the 19th – 26th June 2022.

This is an amazing opportunity for veterans to learn/improve on their individual sailing skills.  In addition, for those new to Supporting Wounded Veterans, we would offer you the opportunity of a mentoring scheme and a network for those looking to get back into employment. There will also be advice on future pain management programmes that SWV will be running.

Criteria to Apply:

Proof of service (if selected for interview), non-serving only, open to Tri services.

How much will it cost me?

The only cost to you is the travel from home to Gosport, near Portsmouth. The sailing trip has been paid for from the funds that have been raised by SWV, this includes all meals, sailing training and entry to the Round the Island Race. You will need to come with suitable clothing for sailing but wet weather gear and life jackets will be provided.  Your drinks in the evening and any gifts you purchase are your only expenses.  You will also need to bring your own sleeping bag and pillow.

Do you have to be a novice sailor?

No experience is necessary.

What is the daily schedule?

A typical day looks like this:

0700: Breakfast
0900: Sailing training
1530: Return to a port – this will be different each day.
1900: BBQs, suppers, and other evening activities.

Accommodation is on board the yachts.  On the Friday we will have a small regatta between our own boats and on Saturday 25th we will take part in the famous Round the Island Race.

I am prescribed medication, is this problem?

No, if you are responsible for your medication at home you will easily be able to cope on the trip.

I am not at a very high standard of fitness, does this matter?

No, but we would recommend that you partake in a basic fitness regime so that you are able to get the most out of this week.

If you’d like to join us, please fill out this application form on the website:

https://www.cognitoforms.com/SupportingWoundedVeterans/swvoceanchallengeapplicationveteranonly

We will be in touch within the next couple of weeks with all applicants to tell you whether we need further information from you. Please note there are NO WRONG answers.

Cut off date for applications: 25/03/2022

Interviews will take place at the end of February/ beginning of March.

Please note that there are limited places available.

For further Information – Contact martinb@supportingwoundedveterans.com / 07990 552718.

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