Press Release for Immediate Release:
On Friday 5 May, The Tall Ships Youth Trust – The original Sail Training charity supported The 1851 Trust, official charity of Land Rover BAR with their Land Rover BAR Roadshow. The collaboration took place in Portsmouth –home to the two marine based trusts and the British America’s Cup team
The Tall Ships Youth Trust provided the 1851 Trust Roadshow with their four fully equipped and crewed 72ft Challenger Yachts. 126 students from five local schools took part in the unique event, which combined the opportunity to get out on the water and to take part in several land based activities each carefully designed to enrich the school curriculum, demonstrating the STEM challenges face by Land Rover BAR and aiming to inspire a new generation of sailors, designers and engineers.
Funded and supported by Land Rover and the Bermuda Tourism Authority the 1851 Trust and Tall Ships Youth Trust worked with five local schools and took out groups of students and teachers in order to complete a try sail; helming the yachts, using the winches & hoists and learning what goes in to crewing one of the 72ft Challenger yachts.
Together with Land Rover and supported by the Bermuda Tourism Authority, the Land Rover BAR roadshow will visit a total of five locations around the UK, allowing the 1851 Trust to engage with and inspire almost 1000 young people.
The Tall Ships Youth Trust is dedicated to the personal development of young people age 12 to 25, through the crewing of ocean-going sail training vessels. Over 100,000 trainees have sailed 1.8 million nautical miles on the fleet over the last 60 years. The opportunity to work alongside The 1851 Trust and Land Rover Bar was a great opportunity to reach more young people and help them get on board to realise their full potential. A teacher from St Edmunds wrote ‘the highlight of their day was the on the Water experience as not many of the students get a chance to do it outside school, great opportunity, thank you!’
Notes to Editors:
Tall Ships Youth Trust
Now over 60 years old, the Tall Ships Youth Trust, founded in 1956, has gone from strength to strength and continues to offer Sail Training to Young People.
The Tall Ships Youth Trust, formerly The Sail Training Association, is a registered charity that is dedicated to the personal development of young people through the crewing of ocean going sail training vessels. It is the UK’s oldest and largest sail training charity for young people aged 12-25. The Trust takes over 3,000 individuals to sea a year and 75% of young people are disadvantaged and disabled.
More than 100,000 trainees have sailed 1.8M nautical miles on the Trust’s fleet – a 60m brig, Stavros S Niarchos, four 22m ocean-going Challenger Yachts, a 19m Catamaran and 50ft Ketch.
Vessels that the Trust operated in the past include, a 60m brig Prince William and two 37m schooners Malcolm Miller and Sir Winston Churchill.
The Trust also runs a number of intergenerational day sails, taster weekends and longer voyages for those aged 18-80. No previous sailing experience is necessary for most voyages.
For more information, please contact Sophie Weekes
PR & Events