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My favourite bit has just been really watching everyone throw themselves into leading stuff, it’s been really really impressive. But also how everyone else supported them when they were doing leading, that was really really good.” Most memorable part of the experience was I think was last night – the navigating at night – ‘cos we were bringing all of our skills together that we have learnt throughout the week condensed into one night. The teamwork was amazing … The worst bit, I think is this moment right now because I know that it is coming to an end … Thank you for the experience.” Thanks to a generous donation from the Gipsy Moth Trust, OYT South has an annual training voyage funded specifically for young people aged 16-25 who are starting to sail as volunteer watchleaders or bosuns, or who have been newly recommended to join our volunteers.

Please note that a Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Award is not something you can simply pay for. Very occasionally we have had young people on board who believe that “I have paid for the voyage, therefore you have to sign my residential”. OYT South reserves the right not to complete the Record Book for a crew member who does not put in a certain amount of energy, enthusiasm, commitment and co-operation. Any young person who is in danger of falling into this category should receive a debrief midway through the voyage while there is still time to turn things round. Keen Duke of Edinburgh Award participants have nothing to fear – we simply don’t wish to devalue your achievement by signing off people who haven’t put in anything like as much effort as most participants normally do! After that, a couple of adult day sails allowed us to sail with sponsors and donors as well as to invite representatives of the Marine Accident Investigation Branch and Trinity House, as well as our local MP, plus some friends and family of the OYT South team. The modern Prolific was launched at Lysekil in 2005, and made her maiden voyage to Lowestoft. For five years she undertook passages around northern Europe and as far south as the Azores, before being sold to Stavanger to work as a part of the Pobel Project (Community Project for young adults needing support in education and employment). She sailed widely from 2010 to 2014, including Tall Ships races and a Russian National Geographic Expedition to Svalbard. This is Mental Health Awareness week – a subject that lies at the heart of our work, especially since the pandemic and seeing the lasting impact on young people’s wellbeing. So if you want to do one thing to help Ocean Youth Trust South, do talk about us. Tell your friends and colleagues; mention us to teachers and youthworkers, and spread the word. You might bring us to someone’s attention in a way that makes all the difference.She’s fast – an incredible passage-making vessel. She allows us to deliver voyages in new and exciting ways; but she also has a huge amount to offer our longstanding clients. We have enjoyed working together with staff, volunteers and clients to realise the true potential of a fantastic sail training vessel. Please come to one of our in-season maintenance days! We can use both skilled and unskilled volunteers, and it all helps to keep the boat in good condition and to try and avoid losing any time on voyages to maintenance issues. One of the young men was from Ukraine and had been homeless after arriving in the UK as a result of the war. He was glad of the opportunity to practise his English and talked about his experience of working in a team: “Last day. Navigation on the night sea. It’s how we worked together … Live all together on board it is the best way to work together. And I guessed you cannot avoid getting new friends”. Volume 3: Policies – including everything from safeguarding and equal opportunities to garbage management and working aloft. Updated for 2023 including a complete revision of the Safeguarding Policy – please read.

I am very excited in taking on the role of Staff Skipper on board the incredible Prolific . I am really looking forward to sharing this adventure with all of you. We have a programme of training and assessments to ensure that volunteer sea staff at every level are familiar with Prolific and with our routines for working safely and effectively with young people. The process is that we will do a rota for the paid staff and book relief skippers, and then go on to booking relief first mates. After that we’ll look at a few other priorities (e.g. for training and assessment to senior levels) before allocating teams of people to fill the other roles on each voyage. One of the adult leaders added: “My best bit was being able to sail on a very different boat and getting to learn all about it: we had some great sailing passages. Funniest bit was washing up procedure last night when I was in goal for the cutlery that was getting thrown at greater and greater speed and cups and managing to catch them all – it was good fun. Great trip and a well-run boat, thanks for everything.” Shooting Star Children’s Hospice has supported Joey’s younger brother Nathan and the family over the last 10 years and Joey said: “The voyage meant a lot to me as I met a lot of young people like me who have siblings with life-limiting conditions like Nathan. It made me feel like I wasn’t alone in this world. Being a part of the crew and being on the voyage allowed me to experience being out of my comfort zone and becoming comfortable with that. I made friends who know what it’s like to be like me, and that’s so important.”Prolific’s accommodation includes 6 staff berths towards the stern (two pairs and two single cabins); 10 berths in the saloon; 6 in the fore cabin; and a small cabin in the bows, which can be used for group leaders if they prefer separate accommodation. She also has a huge saloon with room for everyone for meals, briefings, games and more; a good navigation area with lots of space for young people to get involved; plenty of galley space including separate cooking and washing-up areas; and a great workshop. Super day out, thank you! Lovely to meet everyone and learn about what you do! Really inspiring and some fantastic stories to share. Looking forward to staying in touch in the future.” We have our five-step #SailToWellbeing programme, based on research endorsed by the NHS and MIND: five simple steps which are proven to help with mental and physical wellbeing, each of which is a natural part of a sail training voyage: They went to Cowes on the first evening and then set off on Tuesday, enjoying the sight of some fabulous vessels which are racing in the Solent this week:

Diggory says the young people are brilliantly engaged and are running lots of things for themselves. But big thanks anyway to the sea staff: Diggory, Adam Lane, Lauren, Iori Kent, Susanna Paynter, Frederik Ferner, Aoife Harrington and Richard White.In due course there will be a chance to thank Diggory for all his efforts this season and for creating such a happy atmosphere on board, and you can contribute to his leaving present here. But meanwhile we need to search for the right person to build on his legacy and take the charity forward. There is a detailed job advertisement here including job description, person specification, timescales, salary and more. A voyage with OYT South allows you to complete your Residential Project within a relaxed, informal environment where you will learn a great deal – but you will also have a fantastic time! If you want to come and help for longer than a day and you need accommodation, just ask – it all depends what we have available. Everyone has loved working with Sally and we all depended on her support, help, guidance, honesty, and good humour. Sea staff who want to sail next season: remember that if lots of volunteers all apply for the same dates, priority will go to people who have helped us in other ways – coming to refit, raising money, introducing new clients etc!

They set off late on Wednesday after a very close encounter with a dolphin in Portland, and had a lovely gentle sail to the Solent, and a late arrival into Cowes. We sail with up to 15 young people at a time, as well as up to eight adult staff and volunteers. The young people may come as small groups or individuals prepared to mix with others, or they may come with a full group booking of 15, which can include adult leaders such as teachers or youth workers. This is not always necessary, but many groups bring two leaders and up to 13 young people; and some – particularly when the young people have complex special needs – bring six young people and six adults for one-to-one support. It is a very expensive business maintaining a boat, running an office and employing staff. If you want to help us, please become a member of OYT South. Or see here for information on making a donation. These are open to anyone aged 18+ and we welcome anyone who just wants to come and sail our beautiful boat. But if you are interested in finding out more about volunteering with the charity, you can also aim to use the voyage to earn a recommendation for volunteer training and voyages next year. Places are also open to current volunteers looking for some extra training on a voyage where they can focus on their own skills without the responsibility of supervising young people at the same time. They went to Yarmouth on the first night and stopped for a few hours’ sleep before a VERY early start (0330!) and a challenging passage to Portland. They arrived before lunch, very glad to be in harbour, and had showers, a walk on the beach, and a chance to catch up with much-needed sleep. Some of these young people had never been to a beach or had the chance to throw pebbles into the water before, so they had a good time, with hot chocolate on board to warm them up.

A voyage with Ocean Youth Trust South is not just about learning to sail, but about developing qualities which matter in everyday life.

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