Gosport Marine Futures sails again

Gosport Marine Scene is proud to announce that 8 young people from the local area will get the chance to take part in a one week sailing adventure in August. No experience is necessary but you must have an interest in watersports and be willing to do your best. You will live on board Discovery for the week (pictured) and work as a team to set the sails, plot the course and steer the ship. You’ll also need to take a full part in cooking and keeping the boat tidy and shipshape! The experience is funded by Gosport Marine Scene, however you will be expected to take part in a small amount of fundraising activity. You’ll do this as a group and will be given advice and support.

To take part, you must be between 14 and 17 years old and available from 25th to 31st August 2018. Please complete the application form and include contact details of an adult who knows you well (not a family member) who we can ask about your suitability for the programme.

After your voyage, there will be opportunities to take part in vessel maintenance, learn about jobs available in the maritime sector, or get involved with a local sailing club. You may even gain a recognised RYA sailing qualification. No previous sailing experience is required as you will be taught everything you need to know.

Last year’s participants have continued sailing with Discovery, some have trained up to watch leader level which means they have started taking responsibility for other crew members, some have helped in winter maintenance gaining useful skills and some have planned to undertake maritime work experience. So don’t delay, apply now for your chance to set sail!

Applications for 2018 are now closed. Please contact [email protected] or [email protected] with any questions.