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About RYST

Founded in 2015, Roseland Youth Sailing Trust is registered at the Charity Commission for England and Wales, charity number 1164283. We have no funding from government or local authorities, relying entirely on donations from generous individuals and organisations. Trustees and volunteers give their time free, so all the funds we raise go to getting children and young people onto the water.

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About our Trustees

Dina Wheatcroft, Chairman

A lifelong sailor, Dina founded the Trust in 2015. “I am passionate about the gifts that learning to sail brings: fun, friends, adventure. Sometimes scary, and always learning something new, especially about myself. In Cornwall, surrounded by the sea, it seemed rude not to make this fantastic opportunity available to as many local youngsters as possible.”

Jonathan Adlington

Jonathan is Cornwall born and bred and brings 40 years’ legal experience: “I learned to sail as a young person, and I loved it. My career as a lawyer was in social housing in some of the most deprived areas in the UK, including parts of Cornwall. When I retired, I wanted to do something for deprived communities, so helped set up the Trust in 2015. I’d like it to help give young people the choices I was fortunate to have when I was young.”

Edward ‘Billy’ Billington

Billy has lived in Cornwall since 2018, joining as a trustee in 2019: “I’ve been delighted to be involved with RYST as it is a really effective charity, introducing Cornish children to the joys of sailing and the sea. I am especially pleased to have been involved in RYST’s Offshore Sailing programme, having been a supporter of Tall Ship sailing for over 15 years, and having seen the dramatic impact that these voyages can have.”

Francis Hallawell

Francis has lived in Cornwall since 2002 and joined RYST as a trustee in 2019, bringing us his experience as a PR professional. He says: “What prompted me to join was our chairman Dina telling me there are children living in Cornwall a few miles from the coast who had never been to the beach until they started sailing with us. This astounded me and the more I thought about it the more unfair it seemed. Thanks to our generous supporters, the Trust has been able to make sailing accessible to children in 21 schools in Roseland and the Clay Country and created hundreds of new sailors.”

Mark Osborn

Mark has worked with the Trust since it was founded in 2015 and brings 50 years’ experience of working with young people. “Sailing can be a life-changer. I’ve known young people who hated school suddenly start listening to their teachers, applying themselves and transforming their school reports – all because of the confidence they’ve gained on the water and the results they see in their sailing.”

John Parr

John looks after the Roseland schools participating in the programme. “During my career in law enforcement, working with the Family Courts, I have witnessed the benefits to young people of structured diversionary interventions, which provide them with a feeling of self-worth, self-belief and self-confidence. I am proud to have been involved with the Trust since I relocated to Cornwall in 2018.”

Loveday Shewell

Loveday brings her skills and experience as a finance professional working with small charities. “As soon as they were old enough, our children learned to sail dinghies with the wonderful Bob Warren as part of the St Mawes Sailing Club Junior Sail Training programme. We were one of the families involved in the start of the Junior Race Week. I am very happy to be helping introduce other young people to the joys and challenge of sailing.”

About our volunteers

Miranda Grubb

Miranda Grubb has been a volunteer for three years, bringing us her marketing skills. She says:
“I have seen first-hand the tremendous good the Trust does for children in one of the most disadvantaged areas of the UK, some of whom for various reasons have never been to the beach and would never have dreamed of experiencing all the valuable lessons sailing teaches. It’s a privilege to support the Trust.”

Juliette Leach

Juliette lives on the Roseland and enjoys racing and cruising in a variety of boats. She was involved with the Jubilee Sailing Trust, training as watch leader aboard The Lord Nelson and subsequently overseeing the building of her sister ship, Tenacious. She says: “I have experienced the beneficial impact that this sort of sailing has on the lives of people of all ages and abilities. I’m very excited to help out in the Offshore Sailing programme, seeing first-hand the positive effects that this experience brings to the lives of young people.”

Privacy Policy

Our contact details
Roseland Youth Sailing Trust, 4 St Austell Row, St Mawes, Truro, Cornwall TR2 5AQ, UK

The type of personal information we collect
We currently collect and process the following information:

  1. Name, phone number and email address of applicants for bursaries in our Grants to Individuals programme
  2. Name, phone number and email address of applicants for inclusion in our Offshore Sailing programme
  3. Name, phone number and email address of schoolteachers/administrators participating in our Schools programme
  4. Name, phone number and email address of contacts in the watersports centres we use to carry out our programmes
  5. Name, phone number and email address of sponsors supporting our Offshore Sailing programme
  6. Photography and other information of participants in our Schools, Offshore Sailing & Grants to Individuals programmes
  7. Contact information and bank account details that donors choose to share with us for the purposes of setting up donations and/or direct debit payments, whether directly or via the Donate page on our website
  8. Name and email address of subscribers to our newsletters
  9. Medical and other personal information solely for the purposes of insurance and safety of participants in the Offshore Sailing programme
  10. Name, phone number, email address and photography of trustees and volunteers.

How we get the personal information and why we have it
Most of the personal information we process is provided to us directly by you for one of the following reasons:
• You are an individual or parent of an individual applying for a bursary
• You are an individual or parent of an individual applying to join an expedition in our Offshore Sailing programme
• You are a school looking to us to fund and organise sailing lessons for your schoolchildren
• You are a watersports centre offering services to the Trust
• You are a sponsor of one or more places in expeditions organised by us as part of our Offshore Sailing programme
• You are a participant/parent of a participant in our Schools, Offshore Sailing, and/or Talented Individuals programmes who has agreed to the use of photography and other information for publicity purposes on our website and on our social media platforms (currently Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn)
• You are a donor to the Trust
• You are a subscriber to our newsletters
• You are a trustee or volunteer.

We use the information that you have given us in order to:
• Enable your participation in one or more of our programmes
• Collect your donation and/or sponsorship
• Promote the work of the Trust in support of fund-raising
• Keep you updated on success stories and other news relevant to the work of the Trust
• Communicate with you as a trustee or volunteer.

Under the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR), the lawful bases we rely on for processing this information are:
• Your consent. You can remove your consent at any time. You can do this by contacting
• We have a legitimate interest. We require this information to deliver our programmes and discharge our obligations as a registered charity.

How we store your personal information
Your contact information is securely stored. We do not share any contact information with any third party. We will keep your contact information until 1 April 2045. We will then dispose of it by deleting it from our database, or, if appropriate, retain it with your expressed permission.
We will keep personal information provided for insurance and safety of participants in the Offshore Sailing programme for up to one year after the voyage, after which it will be deleted.
We do not publish any information about private donors online, on social media platforms or in newsletters.
However, for publicity purposes, we do publish photography and generalised information about participants, trustees, volunteers, watersports centres, sponsors of the Offshore Sailing programme, and corporate sponsors/donors to the Schools programme. This is published online and on our social media platforms in perpetuity unless you ask us to withdraw it.

Your data protection rights
Under data protection law, you have rights including:
• Your right of access: you have the right to ask us for copies of your personal information.
• Your right to rectification: you have the right to ask us to rectify personal information you think is inaccurate. You also have the right to ask us to complete information you think is incomplete.
• Your right to erasure: you have the right to ask us to erase your personal information in certain circumstances.
• Your right to restriction of processing: you have the right to ask us to restrict the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances.
• Your right to object to processing: you have the the right to object to the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances.
• Your right to data portability: you have the right to ask that we transfer the personal information you gave us to another organisation, or to you, in certain circumstances.
• You are not required to pay any charge for exercising your rights. If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you.
Please contact us at if wish to make a request.

How to complain
If you have any concerns about our use of your personal information, you can make a complaint to us at
You can also complain to the ICO if you are unhappy with how we have used your data.
The ICO’s address:
Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane

Helpline number: 0303 123 1113
ICO website: