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Last year the IACH launched an Offshore Bursary Scheme aimed at enabling young adults to take part in offshore voyages to build confidence; skills and an understanding of our marine environment and the need for its protection.

The first IACH Bursary funded voyage was completed last September when ten volunteer Adult Young Carers took on the challenge of sailing a Skippered 72 foot Tall Ships Youth Trust (TSYT) yacht on a five day voyage from Portsmouth. At the Skippers debrief it was clear that the 10 Carers had all gained much from their experience, good friends, feeling less isolated and reinvigorated with confidence to continue their caring roles.

The TSYT is a youth development and outdoor learning charity that empowers young people, often from disadvantaged backgrounds, to realise their full potential by supporting them on their journey to adulthood.

This year, following last year’s successful youth voyage the IACH Bursary has again provided the TSYT with funding for a second youth development event.

During this August a further 10 young people benefitted from a similar five-day ‘Voyage of Exploration’ .The young people, five boys and five girls all aged from 12 to 18 were St John Ambulance (SJA) cadets. This year’s youth voyage was on board Challenger 3, one of four Skippered TSYT Challenger yachts which finished in Portsmouth on Friday 25 August where they were welcomed into port by IACH Bursary Team members.

 

To find out more about the Bursary please visit the link IACH bursary

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