- Jan 01
The aims of the charity remain the same today as they always have – to enable the personal development of young people through the crewing of ocean-going vessels. The Trust’s fleet, Stavros S Niarchos, the Challenger Fleet, the Tall Ships Cat and the Tall Ships Ketch sail all year round and there is a broad choice of voyages available to anyone aged 12-80. From day sails to long weekends and two week voyages, there’s something for everyone.
- 2014Jan 01
A new addition to the Tall Ships fleet, Tenacity of Bolton is gifted by Bolton School. The Tall Ships Ketch is a 60ft vessel and provides the perfect sail training environment for young people.
- 2009Jan 01
A very generous benefactor donates the Tall Ships Cat, a 62ft Catamaran, to the Trust. This enables the Trust to reduce its lower age limit to 12 years old and offer more opportunities for disabled young people and adults to come sailing.
- 2008Jan 01
To diversify and expand our work with young people, attract a new audience and improve financial stability, the Trust decided to sell Prince William and buy four 22m round the world yachts – the Challenger Fleet.
- 2003Jan 01
At an EGM on 1 August 2003, Members of the Sail Training Association voted overwhelmingly to adopt a new name for the charity – Tall Ships Youth Trust. It was felt that the new name would better describe the charity’s work to external audiences and help the Trustees to raise more charitable funds as a result.
- 2001Apr 20
The long and valuable service of both Schooners is commemorated at a huge “Farewell to Schooners” Party. The second Brig’s name was announced on St. George’s Day as she sailed up the Thames. Prince William arrives in London for her first reception.
- 2000Dec 01
Fond farewells as Sir Winston Churchill completed her final voyage.Apr 01
Celebrations as new 60m square rigged Brig Stavros S Niarchos was namedMar 01
Malcolm Miller pays off after final voyage.
- 1980Jan 01
The In-between Years
The two Schooners gave thousands of people, young and not so young the experience of a lifetime and attracted admiring gazes in ports near and far.
- 1968Jan 01
Sir Winston Churchill’s Sister ship Malcolm Miller was launched.
- 1966Jan 01
Sir Winston Churchill, a 37 metre schooner, was launched after a group of young people sailed across the Atlantic in a Tall Ships’ Race and were determined that Great Britain should have her own Tall Ship.
- 1950Jan 01
It all began! The Tall Ships Youth Trust (then called The Sail Training Association) was founded to run Tall Ships’ races.