Our mission is “to provide offshore sail training opportunities for young people and certain adults to acquire those attributes of a sailor, namely: a sense of responsibility, resourcefulness and teamwork, which will help throughout their lives”
The RSP is a registered charity and a volunteer-based Sail Training Organisation. We run inclusive Sail Training Voyages (STVs) for diverse young people aged 14 to 25 years old. The fee for a five-day voyage is only £240 and a seven-day voyage costs £295. If you are suffering financial hardship, please contact the office directly for information on what bursary support is available.
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Please contact us directly to book your voyage.
In addition to sail training voyages for individuals, we also run voyages for school and youth groups as well as voyages for 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 Safeguarding v23.00
We are dedicated to encouraging a supportive and inclusive culture and ensuring equality of opportunity for all crew, volunteers and staff. We are committed to promoting diversity and inclusion and eliminating all forms of discrimination. Our aim is to ensure that the organisation and all those who join us on voyages are representative of all sections of society. You can read our Diversity, Inclusion and Equality Policy 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.