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OYT South bulletin 28th September 2018

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BOOK NOW for OYT South's AGM and Curry Night 3rd November!
OYT South's AGM will take place on Saturday 3rd November - this is normally a VERY short meeting combined with a lively social evening.

The AGM itself will take place on board Prolific in Ocean Village, Southampton - arrivals from 1730, with the meeting itself at 1800. There will then be a review of the year before a curry night.

The curry night will be in the Bayleaf Kitchen, 56 High Street, Southampton. As we'll be a large group we have arranged to have their excellent set menu, ONLY available to those who book and pay in advance: £15.95 per head. Please note this advance payment is just for food - you will need to pay for any drinks or a tip on the night. Please book now! Deadline for bookings Friday 19th October.

Booking form for the curry and all the details about the AGM, including where to find the boat, are available here.

Please note that Peta needs a big team of helpers over the weekend of the AGM to help move kit off the boat in preparation for the refit. Accommodation on board on the night of the AGM will give priority to people who are also helping on the boat. Please email refit@oytsouth.org if you can help on the Saturday or Sunday or both, stating whether or not you are looking to stay on board on the Saturday night.

Please also note that only paid-up members can vote at the AGM (you can join now here).

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* Voyage news

Plenty to report as it is a fortnight since the last newsletter!

On 16th September we had an adult day sail with a fantastic group of people in superb weather. The group included past and present sponsors, donors, volunteers, clients and other supporters. 84-year old Charles Wylie now claims to be the oldest person ever to have gone out on Prolific's bowsprit, unless anyone knows anything different?

Charles

Charles had a long career in the Royal Navy and one of his roles was training young naval officers in how to handle and berth a warship, so when he complimented Peta on how she parked Prolific, it really meant something!

Big thanks to all the sea staff: Peta, Holly, Lauren, Cathy, John, Niamh, Callum, Danny, Andy and Caz.

This was followed by a useful and busy boat maintenance day - thanks to all involved: Peta, Holly, Josh, Danny, Andy, Callum, Mark B, Matt L, Niamh, John, Matt H, Chris and Emma. They got through lots of chart corrections, daily and weekly checks, lifejacket inflation tests, engine maintenance and work on the capping rail.

The next voyage involved young people from Compass School in Southampton, for students unable to attend mainstream school. OYT South always enjoys working with Compass as they send excellent staff who are really skilled at getting the best out of their students and using the voyage experience to support their development. Unfortunately this year their voyage coincided with a really terrible weather forecast: brief interludes when safe sailing might be possible but lots of force 8s and 9s - not the weather we would ever choose to go out in, even with a much more experienced crew. However, we agreed with the school to start the voyage and just see how much we could achieve. They managed to get out of Ocean Village on Tuesday afternoon and sailed down to Cowes with lots of people involved in steering and hoisting sails.

Compass

On Wednesday it was impossible to get out sailing but the young people settled very well into a productive day in harbour, learning to row the dinghyy in sheltered waters, helping with the engine checks and going out on the bowsprit. Everyone was co-operative and after a good lunch the young people went ashore to explore Cowes and burn off some energy with a game of football. Back on board, they enjoyed a movie night in a lovely atmosphere with people getting on well.

rowing

Although it was decided to bring the voyage to an early end on Thursday, when there were still plenty of strong winds in the forecast, and some of the young people were getting frustrated by the lack of sailing, skipper Peta commented: "This group could have been amazing if we had had better weather - until the last day it was a very positive voyage with a good feeling on board. And the group leaders were fantastic." 

Big thanks to sea staff Peta, Holly, Josh, Matt, Chris, John, Emma and Niamh.

This was followed by another adult day sail, despite continuing bad weather - very sadly it was nothing like the glorious day sail the previous weekend, and we subjected a lovely group of supporters and potential supporters to a very rainy experience. Nonetheless it was great to have on board some people from Dorset organisations whom we met when the High Sheriff of Dorset held a reception on board Prolific in the summer - we are really hoping this will lead to more bookings for disadvantaged young people from Dorset. 

It was also a particular pleasure to have on board Barry Weatherill from the Peter Dixon Trust, one of our regular and very generous donors over many years. For those who don't know this already, we have for many years offered funding to numbers of young people who couldn't otherwise afford to sail, through the Peter Dixon Mohawk Voyage Programme. Peter Dixon served in HMS Mohawk during the war and survived her sinking in 1941 following a torpedo attack, when 41 lives were lost. The Peter Dixon Mohawk Voyage programme is offered to young people with a view to changing thei direction of their lives, and has been set up by the Peter Dixon Charitable Trust in recognition of those who were killed in  the war, particularly those who served in or were lost on HMS Mohawk, Barry Weatherill has administered the programme since it was set up but will shortly be retiring so it was a great pleasure to see him on board Prolific and to be able to thank him in person for many years of support for OYT South.

Big thanks to all the sea staff for hard work and enthusiasm on a rainy day sail: Peta, Holly, Josh, Mark, Allen, Tom, Lauren, Niamh, Mollie, Matt and Caz.

Peta and Mark particularly enjoyed the weather:

rain

On Sunday we had another maintenance day - big thanks to Peta, Holly, Josh, Allen, Cathy, Matt, Tom, Niamh, Steve, Ollie and Lauren. We were also delighted to have a visit from Holger Formgren and Ingvar Javer from Sweden, who were involved with designing and building Prolific:

holger

ingvar mark holger

Fortunately after all the bad weather described above, things cheered up in every way this week as the sun came out for our annual voyage with Alfreton Park Community Special School: young people with multiple moderate to severe physical and learning difficulties, accompanied by adult carers. This is always one of our favourite weeks of the year and it is amazing to see just how much young people with these difficulties can achieve. They arrived on Monday and it was decided not to put to sea that night but instead to enjoy a great dinner of spaghetti bolognese with lots of garlic bread. On Tuesday they sailed from Southampton to Cowes and had a really nice evening there.

alfreton

On Wednesday morning they had showers and then went into Cowes for souvenirs and ice cream:

ice cream

Then they sailed all the way to Yarmouth and picked up the buoy which Johnny Caulcutt very kindly lets us use, and had dinner and a movie accompanied by hot chocolate and cake.

On Thursday they woke to fog and had to spend the morning on the buoy, but filled the time by having a water fight! Then they set off for Cowes, and Liam, one of the carers from Alfreton, took charge of the mainsail hoist. In Cowes, they enjoyed fish and chips on the beach and lots of games including "Who can roll down the hill fastest?" and relay races using flip flops as batons. After that it was time for a sunset sail back to Ocean Village where the voyage ended today.

Big thanks to all the Alfreton carers plus sea staff Peta, Steve, Josh, Di, Ollie, Niamh, Cathy Ayres who is close to completing a second mate's assessment, and special congratulations to Lauren Mackenzie who successfully completed her second mate's assessment!

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* Volunteer bookings for 2018 voyages

Sea staff berths not currently filled are as follows - please note that dates are when young people are on board, and volunteers will generally be expected to join the day before (except forn weekend voyages). Some of these places could ideally use another qualified watchleader or bosun; others may be suitable for trainee sea staff - please ask.
Please email webmaster1@oytsouth.org if you are available.

8-12 Oct - Southampton - pupil referral unit - possibly space for a watchleader, trainee watchleader or bosun
12-14 Oct (weekend voyage) Southampton - school group - possibly space for a trainee watchleader or bosun
24-28 Oct - Southampton - East London charity - tbc - we have had some interest from trainee bosuns and hope to be able to let people know shortly - it partly depends on whose DBS comes through in time!

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* 2018 voyage availability for young people

We still have a few spaces left on this voyage - please let us know if you might be interested:

15-19 Oct - 4 nights - Southampton - £385 per person.

Bursary funding may be available on application for young people aged 12-25 who genuinely cannot afford the full price. Contact caroline.white@oytsouth.org for more information.

Other than that, all vioyages for the remainder of the season are fully-booked; but please keep watching this space as we can get cancellations, or groups which don't quite fill all their spaces and are happy to open their voyage up to others. Other than that, and unless we get any cancellations, anyone wanting to sail needs to be looking at our 2019 programme.

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NEW video about a voyage earlier this year
Regular readers may remember that in May we did two great voyages with the Ormiston Academies Trust, taking girls on board with inspirational businesswomen to act as mentors, as part of a new project called Leading Lights. Ormiston has now completed a video about Leading Lights - do have a look as it is a fantastic showcase for our voyages:

You can read more about Leading Lights here.

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* From skipper to artist
Nick Power was an Ocean Youth Trust staff skipper but left professional sailing in order to develop a successful careeer as an artist. His latest exhibition takes place in London next week - if you are in the area, do go along to have a look and to support Nick!

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2019 sailing programme
A draft of our 2019 sailing programme is available here. It shows where clients have already been in touch to request specific dates, and voyages that have been reserved for them, but otherwise the rest of the programme is still available - but not by any means set in stone: we are still happy to discuss changes of dates, ports and durations to suit clients, if we can do so without causing major problems for anyone else or leaving too many unused, wasted days between voyages, which would cost us money.

We are now looking at doing a second summer largely based in Brixham - thanks to MDL marinas and Brixham marina in particular. We have been having such a good time in the area this summer that we are delighted to be going back next year. It's a fantastic area for sailing and, depending on the weather, voyages around Devon and Cornwall or to France, the Channel Islands and the Scillies are all possible.

If you would like to make a booking or discuss programme alterations at any point in the 2019 season, please email caroline.white@oytsouth.org.

Please note that we are NOT looking for volunteer sea staff bids yet!

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teamArchie and the Clipper Bursary 

Earlier this summer, OYT South was contacted by a great charity called teamArchie which was set up in 2015 in memory of Archie Lloyd, a young man who tragically died in 2015, aged 18, whilst travelling with friends. The charity awards bursaries to create opportunities for young people to make the most of their lives and of themselves, aiming to swing the pendulum of opportunity in favour of those who deserve a helping hand, in part because they really want to be the best that they can be, but also because they have proven that they have the desire but cannot get the necessary support they need to make it happen.

teamArchie

There is clearly plenty of scope for OYT South and teamArchie to enjoy a really constructive partnership and we are looking forward to seeing what we might be able to do together.

Just today, teamArchie has announced a very exciting new project, the teamArchie Clipper Bursary, and they have asked us to help spread the word among young people interested in sailing. The teamArchie Clipper bursary will enable a deserving young person to take part in one leg of the 2019/2020 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. Their website will tell you all about the project, who might be eligible, and how to apply - do have a look!

teamArchie Clipper

If you decide to apply for this, do tell them about your involvement with Ocean Youth Trust South, so they know how you heard about the opportunity.

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Mollie Crawford leaving present
As already announced, our fantastic Operations Assistant Mollie Crawford has decided to move on at the end of the 2018 sailing season after four years in the office, providing invaluable support to Sally as well as to our clients and volunteers, while helping to keep Caz and Mark sane. Everyone who has been involved with the charity will know how reliable, efficient and effective Mollie is, and how utterly committed she has been to the charity.

Mollie's grandfather and uncle have both skippered OYC / OYT South vessels, and Mollie sailed as a young crew member before becoming a volunteer watchleader. She did a work placement with OYT South as part of her degree and later returned full-time after graduating in business management in France.

She will be hugely missed, and we really want to send her off with a nice leaving present, so please give generously! Details of how to contribute to Mollie's leaving present can be found here.

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Winter refit dates and refit weekends

Peta is deep into planning Prolific's winter refit, including some weekends when we will need loads of volunteer help. Please make a note of these dates in your diary and there will be more details in this newsletter nearer the time:

3-4 November - a chance to get masses of kit moved off the boat (as well as attending the AGM and curry night on Saturday). Anyone wanting to stay on board after the curry night please note that priority will be given to those who are also helping on board during the weekend!
8-9 December
19-20 January
9-10 March

There won't be a refit weekend in February as we hope to arrange the usual weekend of training courses - more details in the newsletter as soon as we have them.

Apart from the refit weekends, we will want as much volunteer help as possible on weekdays.

Refit volunteers should normally be aged 18+ but it is sometimes possible to include 16 and 17 year olds who have had volunteer recommendations and hope to be sailing as trainee bosuns next year. It depends on what jobs are available and whether we have people to supervise under-18s.

It's not yet clear what accommodation we will be able to offer to occasional refit volunteers - it won't be possible to sleep on board Prolific as we are fitting a new electrical system this winter. We are still looking for accommodation November to March for the staff and core volunteer team (see below and please do keep sending in any suggestions but in the meantime huge thanks to Fred Cole who has been working hard on this for us). But if anyone living in the Southampton area is able to offer a bed or two, or even a sofa or floor space for camping mattresses during any of the refit weekends, please please email refit@oytsouth.org.

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Winter refit core team needed

If you are planning a gap year, or you are between jobs or for any other reason potentially available for several weeks or months this winter, might you be interested in joining our full-time refit team? We will need a couple of full-time volunteers between November and March. More details here. Plenty of our previous refit volunteers have gone on to great jobs in the marine industry - it really helps to have maintenance experience as well as good sailing skills when applying for sailing jobs! And any refit volunteers who want to sail in Prolific can be offered berths as watchleaders, bosuns, or relief engineers. So it's a great way of developing useful experience, contributing to a good cause, securing free food and accommodation for a few months, and having a positive experience with a fun group of people! So if you're interested, please read the web page and email us with the details requested at the bottom of the page.

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* Ocean protection - Television for the Environment

Television for the Environment is a non-profit documentary film production company which has made a series of short documentary films as part of an EU project called ResponSeable. The videos are designed to help inform the public about key ocean health issues and how we can adopt ocean-friendly behaviours. do have a look!

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Fire systems - very useful video

Prolific has a hi-fog fire system - big thanks to Mike Bunton for drawing our attention to a very useful video comparing engine room fires in two cruise ships, the first without hi-fog and the second using the system. We strongly recommend that all sea staff and volunteers should watch this as it offers a very clear and easy to understand explanation of how our system works and why it is so good. Crew members, parents, group leaders and donors might also like to see what an enormous contribution having this system makes to keeping everyone safe on board and looking after the vessel herself if we ever should have a fire.

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Leaflets about OYT South
We have done some updates to some of our publicity material and there are leaflets here which you can print - please do use them to spread the word among anyone who might be tempted to sail with us, volunteer for us or support us in any way.

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Online fundraising - Amazon Smile, and one volunteer’s story about Easyfundraising - raise money with minimal effort! 

OYT South is now registered with Amazon Smile which makes donations to us when people shop - Amazon will donate 0.5% of the net purchase price on eligible purchases. If you ever shop with Amazon, do have a look - once you pick Ocean Youth Trust South as your chosen charity and start using https://smile.amazon.co.uk, you don’t need to do anything further, and all your other Amazon account settings remain unchanged.

We also receive donations through Easyfundraising - this one works for all sorts of online shopping, not just a single site like Amazon. One of our volunteers says “I booked a Citybreak weekend away on Expedia and car parking on Holiday Extras through Easyfundraising and that produced £18.28 for OYT South at zero cost to me.” Easyfundraising says: "It doesn't cost you a penny extra. When you shop the easyfundraising way with one of our 3,241 shops and sites they give us a commission for your purchase. We turn that into a donation and give it to your good cause. Easy!"

If all our supporters got into the habit of raising money for us when shopping online, it would soon mount up. If you can persuade your friends and family to do it, even better. And if you work for a business which spends significant sums online, who knows how much you could raise?

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Vessel tracking
Don’t forget you can always have a look and see where Prolific is sailing.

If you discover she is in a harbour somewhere near you, please go and say hello. If we’re not too busy with activities with young people, then visitors are generally welcome. You can always call the boat beforehand (07990 518915) to see if there is time for a visit - and sometimes you may be just what we need if you have local information or a bit of time to spare to help with something, or a car for running a quick errand!

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Chris Ellis Award - win up to £500
If you enjoy a voyage with OYT South and want to come again next year (and are aged 12-25), please think about entering for this award. You can win up to £500 off the price of another voyage, by sending in an account of a voyage you have already done with us. It can be a logbook, diary, story, pictures, video - anything which gives the judges an idea of why you had a good time and would like to come again. The prize is judged at the end of each season and the award can be spent on a voyage the following year. Entries should be emailed to webmaster1@oytsouth.org  or posted to the office to arrive by Christmas. See here for more details of this award, which was set up in memory of the charity's founder. You can also see some previous winning entries.

The 2018 Chris Ellis Award is now open for entries.

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Financial appeal
We need a regular flow of funds to cover at least three major areas: bursaries for young people who could not otherwise afford to sail; vessel maintenance and equipment; and staff salaries - please help, or pass on our details to anyone you come across who might make a grant, large or small.

See here for how to make a donation - you can contribute by cheque, phone or PayPal, but please do something if you possibly can. Don't forget that if you complete and return a Gift Aid form (pdf) we can claim back tax on your donation.

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RYA courses with SeaRegs

Occasional OYT South relief skipper Simon Jinks's company SeaRegs is now offering RYA practical coursers on a regular basis. This year they have a monthly programme of both Sail and Power Yachtmaster weeks and Day Skipper weeks, as well as both classroom based and online theory courses. A 10% discount is available for booking both a theory course and a practical course.

Contact Vicky Jinks admin@searegs.co.uk if you are interested - please DON'T reply to the OYT South staff via the bulletin for this one!

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Colin Baxter prints and postcard of Prolific for sale
We have a limited number of A4 prints and postcards of Prolific by the renowned marine artist Colin Baxter for sale - postcards cost £1 each and prints £6 each, including postage and packaging. Email molliecrawford@oytsouth.org to order.


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Branded clothing
OYT South branded clothing available - please see here. You can buy hoodies (in a wide range of colours), fleeces, short- and long-sleeved t-shirts, baseball caps, beanie hats, drill shirts, polo shirts and more, all with OYT South's logo!

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From youth crew to volunteer
Have you recently done a voyage as a young crew member, enjoyed it, and been told by the skipper or any of the other sea staff to think about coming back as a volunteer on board? This is how many of our watchleaders and bosuns started, and it’s a great opportunity for getting years of very cheap sailing, plus something impressive to add to your CV, college or job applications. If you start volunteering with us and do well, you could gain invaluable experience in leading and motivating teams, looking after safety issues, taking responsibility and more - especially if you end up volunteering on some of our voyages with highly disadvantaged and vulnerable young people.

If you’ve had a recommendation from the skipper, it’s still really up to you to decide whether you are keen and ready to take this step - moving from being a young crew member who can be looked after and supported by the sea staff, into a position of responsibility where you will be looking after other people and responsible for helping to deliver a successful voyage to others, and accepting that this can involve hard work - though we hope our volunteers also have plenty of fun! Junior volunteers will still get support and advice from more experienced sea staff, but you really have to be ready to get stuck in when there are things to do and your effort can help make the difference to keeping the boat working smoothly and ensuring that another group of young people has the best possible experience!

But the next stage is really up to you. There are plenty of young people who impress us on voyages each year, but the ones who get to come back for more voyages, training and qualifications are the ones who show a real interest and make the effort to keep in touch - we simply don’t have the time to chase all of you individually if we don’t hear from you. Reading this weekly newsletter is vital - you will see when we are advertising for trainee mates or bosuns, or offering courses, or asking for help with maintenance or other events. You may also sometimes see that we have a short-notice vacancy for a crew berth - if we can’t fill the place with a paying customer, offering it as a cut-price or even free place to a new potential volunteer whom we know will be an asset to the team is much better than sailing with an empty berth. So if you are keen, PLEASE read the bulletin and don’t be afraid to reply and ask questions - if you’re not sure whether an opportunity is suitable for you or not, or if there might be age restrictions, just ask. We really do want to hear from you!

If you read this newsletter regularly, you will see that the key period for sending in bids for volunteer berths tends to be November to early January. Every year we get a few people who haven't read the newsletter and don't start thinking about summer sailing until the new year is well underway - only to find that volunteer berths in school and college holidays are already booked up.

And one more thing ... if you are mature enough to be thinking about making the step up into volunteering, then you should really be contacting us yourself. It doesn't quite create the same impression if you get your mum to do it ...!

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Youth Trustee - speaking up for young people

OYT South has a rule that at least one member of the Board of Trustees - which runs the charity - should be in the same age range as the young people who sail with us. The current Youth Trustee is 21-year old student Jack Dignan, who did his first voyage with us a couple of years ago. Jack is in a position to speak up for young crew members, suggest changes in the way the charity operates or to do anything else which will improve the experience of the young people who sail with us. If you are a young person and you have ideas or suggestions for how we can do better, and you want to talk to someone close to your own age, you can contact Jack. If you’re not happy with something and want to know what to do about it, you might want to start by talking to Jack. If you want to get more involved - whether by just doing another voyage, or by training as a volunteer - Jack can point you in the right direction. You can email him at jackdignan@oytsouth.org.

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Raise And Sail - website for anyone looking to raise money to come sailing
Raise And Sail is a section of this website full of ideas, information and support for young people who would like to raise money in order to come sailing with us. Huge thanks to Fiona Keen and Emma Burrows for putting Raise And Sail together. We hope you will find it useful - let us know how you get on as we can add success stories and new ideas to the site in due course.

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Online navigation training for volunteers and young people
OYT South has been offering basic navigation training through the RYA's Essential Navigation & Seamanship course - do have a look and sign up if you want the qualification.

For those of you who want something a little more advanced, one of our relief skippers, Simon Jinks, is offering online distance learning systems for the theory courses for Day Skipper, Coastal/Yachtmaster and Yachtmaster Ocean. Simon is a great sailor and a top instructor so this is very highly recommended. Details here. He is also offering a one-day Weather for Sailors course. Please note that Simon's website also includes Essential Navigation and the PPI course, both of which OYT South can offer in-house.

With our own courses and Simon's we now have navigation courses to suit everyone from total beginners right up to the most advanced level - please give it a go and do ask for advice if you are not sure which course is right for you.

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Keep in touch with other OYT South people
We are on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/oytsouth - please do give us a Like! if you were friends with John Laing on our old page (https://www.facebook.com/johnlaingsailing please do move to the new page now.

We are also on Twitter @oytsouth so please follow us!

And Instagram @oyt_south

And LinkedIn Ocean Youth Trust South

Please note that OYT South has a policy that our adult staff and volunteers should not make or accept individual online friend requests with crew members aged under 18. Young crew members can use the sites to stay in touch with the boat and with each other, but not with individual adults.

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Survey - tell us what you think
If you have recently completed a voyage, please help us by filling in our web-based survey. It really helps - we use the data to keep improving our voyages, and to help us raise funds!

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New readers' welcome and introduction
If you have recently registered your interest in OYT South, welcome to our newsletter, which is sent out almost every week, normally on a Friday, and is also copied onto the website.

If you have just started receiving this newsletter by email, it is because we believe you have signed up and consented to receive it - perhaps by emailing us to ask for it, completing a form on our website, or adding your email address to the book on board where people can sign up to receive news, as well as leaving comments. If this was a mistake or you simply decide you want to stop receiving the newsletter, just press “reply” to the email and write UNSUBSCRIBE at the top, or email webmaster1@oytsouth asking to unsubscribe.

Each week the newseltter includes a wide range of news from the boat and from the charity, including details of voyages available for young people; adult voyages; opportunities for adult volunteers both ashore and afloat, and much more. We find that while some people read the bulletin almost every week, many others dip in and out, and read it when it's convenient - which is why some items are repeated. New items are marked with an asterisk * so that if you did read it last week, you can see which sections you can safely skip.

Please feel free to join in any OYT South activities - nothing here is restricted to long-standing members or people who already know one another. New people are always very welcome!

If you need an introduction to the work of OYT South, you should find a lot of useful information on our website. But essentially, we are a registered charity (no. 1079959) which exists to offer adventure under sail as a personal development opportunity for young people aged 12-25, from the widest possible range of backgrounds. A high proportion of our young crew members are disadvantaged or deserving in some way: many of these sail in groups organised by other charities, youth clubs, special schools and so on, and will fill the bulk of our term-time voyages. But those from more fortunate backgrounds are also welcome to sail, either in groups or by coming as individuals on a mixed voyage. Every year we run a variety of shorter local voyages plus longer adventure trips - sometimes including Tall Ships races during the summer holidays. If you are aged 12-25 and hoping to sail as a crew member, take a look here - and this section is also useful for adults who are thinking of organising a voyage for a young person. Adults planning to organise a full group voyage should also see here. Adults who want to sail themselves should see here.

We have a professional staff skipper and engineer, but our watch leaders are normally all volunteers, who combine sailing skills with an interest in working with young people. You can find more information here - how the system works, how to join, and profiles of existing staff and volunteers.  

To volunteer for OYT South ashore, please see here. To help with the vessel's annual refit, see here.

It is a very expensive business maintaining a boat, running an office and employing staff. If you want to help us, please become a member of OYT South. Or see here for information on making a donation.

If you have any questions, please do email - or contact the office.

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“To be honest I never wanted to come, but I'm glad I did because I have learnt and seen so much!" Charlotte

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