After a year of not being able to operate because of COVID -19, we are happy that we have successfully completed a number of volunteer familiarisation and training voyages. Since March, we have concentrated on volunteer training and making sailing with us as safe as possible. Our planned return to residential sailing with young people in June has now been put back until at least July 19th, in line with government guidelines and our risk assessments. Our priority is to keep everyone safe so we will operate firmly within Government Guidelines and to own enhanced risk assessments and our COVID- 19 Standard Operating Procedures.
The RSP is a registered charity and a volunteer-based Sail Training Organisation. We run Sail Training Voyages (STVs) for individuals aged 14 to 25 years old, and voyage fees start at only £190 for five days. Information on further support is available upon request. Please contact us directly to book your voyage.
In addition to sail training voyages for individuals, we also run voyages for prestablished school and youth groups as well as therapeutic voyages for groups of vulnerable adults and young people, including those with learning disabilities, mental health issues, in treatment or recovery from substance misuse, and those who are living with chronic conditions.
We have opportunities for corporate and private events, which help subsidise the sail training voyages.
A number of policies are in place to keep everyone safe while with us including our Safeguarding Policy which is accessible here.
Sail Training is an exciting and fun and adventure for everyone. Sailing as part of a team responsible for the running of the boat will open a whole new world of challenges, skills and learning. You don’t need any previous sailing experience as our Afterguard on board will teach you everything you need to know. As part of a watch, you will work with new people handling sails, helming, keeping watch and cooking fabulous meals. Together you will meet the challenge of the sea.