A Cornish sailing charity has announced the official launch of its new racing division, and is calling out for injured veterans to get on board…
Turn to Starboard uses sail training to support Armed Forces personnel affected by military operations from its base at Falmouth in Cornwall. Now the charity has opened a second office at Gosport near Portsmouth and is inviting veterans to get on the ‘right tack’ to recovery by taking part in a fun 3-day sail race competition next month.
In partnership with Help for Heroes and The Endeavour Fund, the charity is holding a fun 3-day sailing regatta on Wednesday 18, Thursday 19 and Friday 20 July, 2018. Up to 60 veterans from all over the UK are invited to apply to sail on board 10 racing yachts especially chartered for the inaugural event.#
Veterans can also choose to take part in a series of races and regattas with the charity throughout the rest of the year, such as Cowes Week – one of the biggest and best known sailing regattas in the world.
According to Chief Executive and founder Shaun Pascoe, the new venture can help individuals to regain confidence and learn new skills, while offering further experience for aspiring Yachtmasters on the charity’s training course: