Ocean Youth Trust North is a charity specialising in the personal development of young people and adults through the unique medium of ocean sailing. We offer a safe but exhilarating residential experience that changes lives and inspires futures. Through sailing we help young people and adults, irrespective of their background, escape the difficulties that they face at home. They acquire a range of life skills learnt while working as a team and rising to the challenge of the sea. We have sailed with a huge range of organisations, including schools, youth groups, local authority programmes and disability organisations. Participants in our programme learn to overcome personal fears and obstacles and go on to shape a brighter future for themselves and their community.
“Sail training requires participants to confront many demanding challenges, both physical and emotional. It is an activity that inspires self-confidence and the acceptance of personal responsibility, promotes an acceptance of others whatever their social or cultural backgrounds, and develops a willingness to take controlled risks. For most who undertake sail training on Tall Ships it is a positive life-changing experience.”
Sail Training International