We need your help!

We have been providing Sail Training as a means for personal and social development in the north of England since 1987 and during that time we estimate to have taken some 10,000 young people on an ‘Adventure under Sail’ aboard James Cook and other vessels.

In conjunction with the University of Cumbria, we propose to investigate the benefits of those Sail Training voyages. You may have sailed as a member of the crew, a volunteer or full-time member of sea-staff, or you may be the parent or guardian, a teacher, team leader or sponsor of a crew member. Whichever, your experience forms an important part of our heritage and we would like to know your thoughts about the effect of Sail Training.

All we ask is that you have a conversation with us, sharing your direct or indirect experiences of Sail Training.

Your participation would inform our operating practices and allow us to improve as an organisation for the benefit of the next 10,000 young people who are yet to sail with us on their ‘Adventure under Sail’.

Participation is voluntary, and you can withdraw at any time without explanation by contacting us, using the details below. We take data protection very seriously and the information collected will only be used for the stated purpose. Your identity will only be known to the research team to enable them to contact you and will be destroyed at the conclusion of the study or if you choose to withdraw. You will not be named and will remain anonymous, unless you consent otherwise.

Please note that if you are under 18 years old, we will also require the consent of your parent or guardian for you to take part. We would also like to hear their experiences and invite them to participate.

To register your interest please click on this link

If you know anyone else who may be interested in taking part, please feel free to forward them this message.

Thank you in advance.

*Ocean Youth Trust North has also been known as Ocean Youth Trust NE or Ocean Youth Club.

Ocean Youth Trust North

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