We sail with young people from a wide range of backgrounds from 12 to 25 years of age. In most cases these young people will have no previous sailing experience.
We believe that all young people, regardless of circumstance or ability should have the opportunity to realise their true potential in order for them to live healthy, fulfilling lives – making a positive contribution to their community and to society in general.
We exist to inspire young people through the challenge of adventure under sail. Residential voyages aboard Leila provide a uniquely powerful and extremely effective environment for the personal development of young people from a diverse range of backgrounds.
Our voyages are inherently safe, however the unpredictable nature of sail training presents real and honest physical, mental and emotional challenges. It is a genuinely life changing experience with many unique learning experiences.
Through this shared challenge and adventure of life at sea, we aim to empower young people to discover their true potential by:
We develop four capacities in the young people we work with. We help them to achieve increased:
As well as our core outcomes, we place an emphasis on four practical outcomes:
Through a combination of shore-based preparation, planning and a residential water based voyage, we help young people recognize the benefits of change. Whether this change is a natural part of their progression to adulthood or a desire to improve their surroundings and prospects, all participants find new skills and strengths.
The Trust is committed to providing opportunities for young people regardless of circumstance or ability, and can give access to bursaries.