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2024 sailing expedition

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The Helen Mary R

Roseland Youth Sailing Trust (RYST) is looking to support ten young people on a voyage of a lifetime at sea. A group of young people went on a similar voyage last August – and they had an experience they said they will never forget. 

Your 10 day voyage will be aboard the Helen Mary R, a 57-foot ketch, leaving on July 25th and returning on 3 August 2024. You will set sail from Falmouth and will travel where the wind and the skipper take you, in English waters or perhaps to Ireland or France. 

The Helen Mary R can accommodate ten voyagers and four crew. You will be trained how to rig the sails, tie knots, navigate at sea and steer the ship. 

You must be aged 16-18 at the time of the voyage, in education or an apprenticeship or looking for work in Cornwall. You should be able to show that you are a team player, and that you would enjoy and benefit from an adventure like this. It would be helpful – but not essential – if you have had some involvement with RYST in the past, or if you can show an interest in the sea. 

The voyage will cost £900. However, RYST has secured sponsors who will cover the cost for you. It is hoped that as part of your commitment to the voyage, in return you might try to fundraise to support others travelling on future voyages. RYST will help you with this if needed. 

You must have a passport valid to at least 3 November 2024. You will also need to be available for a briefing and training day at Polkerris Beach on Saturday 6th July. 

  • If you have any questions please email us at Please apply by downloading the form below and sending it to by 5pm on Friday 31 May.

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