Ocean Youth Trust Sailing Scheme

www.oytsouth.org

Over a period of 2 years The Vyne has worked closely with Ocean Youth Trust, with nearly 30 students involved in 4 Vyne Sailing voyages.
Ocean Youth Trust South is charity which uses Adventure under Sail as a personal development opportunity for young people aged 12-25, taking them to sea in their 72-foot yacht John Laing.

OYT sail with around 450 young people each year. Roughly two-thirds will be disadvantaged or vulnerable in some way: they work in partnership with other organisations both to select these young people and also to ensure that lessons learned and achievements enjoyed on a voyage are carried through into a long-term programme of work with each young person.
For all these young people, a voyage is designed to develop confidence, team-working, ability to cope with unfamiliar situations, and tolerance and understanding of others. Young crew members not only sail the boat, keep watch and help to navigate; they also learn basic life skills such as cooking and healthy eating. Sail training brings benefits to all sorts of young people, perhaps their lives are dominated by television and computer games and they really need an active outdoor adventure.