Portsmouth Sail Training Trust is passionate about engaging, motivating and enabling young people in Portsmouth to fulfil their potential. We use sailing and other maritime skills to increase young people’s career prospects, but more importantly we develop key skills to enable young people to succeed in their careers and in life.
We run a programme of sail training weekly throughout the school terms with 120 young people from 7 schools in Portsmouth. Students attend fun, engaging sessions and learn a variety of maritime skills, working towards and eventually gaining qualifications in sailing, powerboating, first aid, navigation and seamanship and diesel engine maintenance. These skills, along with employer engagement sessions with local maritime businesses expands the young people’s opportunities for their careers and future.