A voyage aboard our vessels will involve some non-sailing time, the amount of which will depend upon the duration of the voyage, the weather, the passage and of course the group's requirements.
Some of this time will be spent ashore exploring, treasure hunting and sight seeing. However, some of it will be on board during 'off-watch' periods, when at anchor etc; this is an ideal time to work on school projects and log books. It is also a good opportunity for the young people to enjoy each others' company - for many this will be a new experience and can be an essential part of their development. The following activities are popular with our regular groups:
If you have already sailed with The Trust, we would be please to hear about any non-sailing activities your group particularly enjoyed. If you have used work or activity sheets and would like to share with others we will gladly pass them on. Contact us.
Swimming from the vessel may be possible at certain times of the year under the strict control and permission of the Skipper, who must be satisfied with the sea conditions and life saving resources available. We recommend that the Group Leader should have written consent from a parent or guardian for each young person intending to swim, together with assurance that they are competent in deep water. Swimming from the shore is the responsibility of the Group Leader. However, the onus is on the Skipper to advise of any known dangers.