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MEET THE PEOPLE BEHIND TALL SHIP MAYBE’S RACE TO SPAIN

In a little over four weeks, 14 Cornish teenagers aged 16-18 will compete in the first leg of the Tall Ships Races Magellan Elcano 2023 from Falmouth to A Coruna in Spain. They’ll be on board Tall Ship Maybe in the third annual voyage organised by the Trust.

Places aboard are sponsored by mainly local organisations, who are funding not only the charter of Maybe, but also the youngsters’ return travel from Spain, so the trip will be completely free for the lucky venturers selected. We’d like to thank the organisations whose generosity has made this trip possible.

Thank you H Tiddy, Phillips Frith, St Just in Roseland Parish Council and St Mawes Sailing Club for supporting us for a third year.

Established for over 100 years in the Cornish coastal village of St Mawes, H Tiddy is a highly experienced independent firm of estate agents, selling an extensive variety of coastal and country properties in all price ranges. Says Mark Willson: “H Tiddy Estate Agents are proud to once again send a young person to sail aboard TS Maybe. Based on the experiences of our previously sponsored participants, Bea (TS Maybe 2021) and Wilf (TS Maybe 2022), I am sure all the venturers will return from their adventure with many memories and friendships.”

Established in 1926, Phillips Frith is a firm of chartered accountants and registered auditors located in St Austell town centre with clients throughout the SouthWest. The firm prides itself on offering start-ups and established businesses a helpful and personal service tailored to individual needs.
Ian Chalmers tells us: “We are very pleased to support the TS Maybe project for a third year. The effect of the previous voyages has clearly been inspirational for those taking part and it has been heart-warming for us to see the enthusiasm generated amongst the young participants.”

Designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, St Just in Roseland parish is a landscape of rolling farmland, bounded on the west by the waters of the Carrick Roads and including the villages of St Just in Roseland and St Mawes. Helen Couch says: “St Just in Roseland Parish Council are always keen to support the Tall Ship Maybe voyages, as we have seen first-hand the positive impact these experiences have on the young people lucky enough to be selected. We wish Maybe a safe journey to Spain and know that its crew will have an adventure of a lifetime.”

One of the most active sailing clubs in the SouthWest, St Mawes Sailing Club has recently celebrated its centenary and is now looking forward to the next 100 years of fun and competition. An RYA-approved sailing centre, the club has a lively junior section and is a strong supporter of RYST.
Says Chris de Glanville: “St Mawes Sailing Club is delighted once again to sponsor a place for a sailor on ‘Maybe’ as part of this year’s Tall Ships event. An experience of this kind is character-building in its realest sense – learning useful new skills and learning to get on with others as part of a team in an exhilarating environment – and we as a Club look forward to hearing all about how it went. Wishing all the crew Fair Winds and Safe Landfall!”

Thank you Classic Cottages, Flushing Sailing Club and Frost Builders for supporting Maybe for a second year.

Classic Cottages are the leading UK holiday letting specialists. Starting with a few fisherman’s cottages in Cornwall in the 1970s, the company has since expanded, exclusively marketing over 1,400 properties across the British Isles. Anthony Skitt says: “Having previously sponsored the Tall Ship voyage and witnessed the incredible experiences it provided to a group of young people, we were delighted to be given the opportunity once more to support the extraordinary work carried out by Roseland Youth Sailing Trust. They empower individuals to push their limits and acquire invaluable skills. We hope you have a brilliant time.”


Flushing Sailing Club is a truly amazing, flourishing sailing club running the finest yacht racing in the port of Falmouth. Founded in 1921 for the benefit of Flushing residents, the club commands stunning and panoramic views of the inner Falmouth Harbour and the reaches of the Penryn River.
Says David Mitchell: “Flushing Sailing Club is really pleased to again sponsor a youngster on Tall Ship Maybe. Rosie, who went on last year’s trip, had an amazing experience, built her confidence and opened her eyes to a bigger world. We fully support the involvement of youngsters in sailing and hope it goes well this year.”

Frost Builders (SW) Ltd, based in St Austell, has quickly become one of Cornwall’s, and particularly the Roseland’s, most prestigious construction companies. With a current team of around 20 individuals, they have a keen attention to detail and strive to provide the most outstanding finishes every time. Karen Hore tells us: “Daniel and I are thrilled to sponsor a young person to sail on Tall Ship Maybe again this year. As parents of two teenage boys, we recognise the benefits this kind of project can provide. On meeting the lucky individuals who sailed on Tall Ship Maybe last year, it was apparent how this opportunity had boosted their self-confidence, independence and mental wellbeing.”

A place aboard is again sponsored by previous venturers, so thank you Team Maybe 2021 and 2022.

Our Tall Ship voyages have a lasting effect: some of the 2021 and 2022 venturers enjoyed their experience so much that they have been fundraising to support this year’s voyage. Together they have raised enough to sponsor a place aboard Tall Ship Maybe in 2023.

Team Maybe 2021

Team Maybe 2022


Says RYST chairman Dina Wheatcroft: “It’s truly heart-warming to see young people creating opportunities for other young people to take part in a life-changing experience. We hope that their hard work will lead to a happy outcome for another lucky venturer.”

Thanks again to all our returning sponsors. Watch this space for new ones supporting the voyage for the first time.