Tall Ships Youth Trust (TSYT) enjoyed a fantastic week as the official Charity Partner for this year’s British Classic Week Regatta event.
Organised by the British Classic Yacht Club (BCYC), the 19th edition of British Classic Week took place last week in Cowes (17th – 25th July). The annual regatta comprised a six-race series and a varied social programme, welcoming classic yachts from across the UK, Europe and further afield.
James Hudson, Director of Fundraising and Marketing at TSYT, said: “We hope entrants and visitors to the event enjoyed getting to know all about our incredibly vital and amazing work with young people.
“If you’ve been inspired to support our work, there are lots of ways you can help from donating, fundraising and volunteering to sponsorship, just use the links below. You can also join our mailing list (form at the bottom of this page).”
TSYT’s Challenger was moored alongside the outer pontoon all week offering boat tours with our Youth Development Manager, Chas Cowell and our young volunteer ambassadors, Katie Craven (18) and Keaen Lambert (17). Kate and Keaen did a fantastic job and we’re very grateful to them for representing our youth development work.
Katie, said: “The week was an amazing opportunity to meet loads of amazing and fantastic people that I never thought I would meet. I had a smashing time on the water racing in the women’s race and I got to show off my skills that Tall Ships Youth Trust taught me and we smashed it! I’m so happy I had this opportunity and would love to do it again.”
Tall Ships Youth Trust is the UK’s oldest and largest sail training charity, dedicated to the personal development of young people through life-changing adventures at sea. By bringing together crews of different social backgrounds and taking them on residential sailing voyages, TSYT supports young people aged between 12-25 from across the UK. Of the young people who sail with us 75% are disabled or disadvantaged.
Commodore of BCYC, Jonathan Dyke said: “We have huge respect and admiration for the work carried out by Tall Ships Youth Trust. As a charity that prides itself on being a community at sea and on land, founded on friendships and a love of sailing, Tall Ships Youth Trust is a natural partner for British Classic Week.”
For further information on the event and the full race results visit the British Classic Week Website.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Please help us, to help them. There are many ways you can get involved:
Make one off or a monthly donation from as little as £5 a month.
Become a fundraiser, from running, climbing, jumping out of planes to baking cakes, we’ll provide you with all the support you need to run a challenge fundraising event to help fund our vital work.
Volunteer with us
None of the work we do with young people would be possible without the enthusiasm, energy and support of our volunteers. Our aim is to grow this network to help with anything from fundraising to recruiting young people.