25th October 2015
A former RAF Squadron Leader has set up a charity that uses sailing courses to support Armed Forces personnel who have been affected by military operations.
Sqn Ldr (ret’d) Shaun Pascoe has created Turn To Starboard, a sailing charity based at Falmouth Marina in Cornwall.
He said: “There’s something really quite special about sailing. It can provide a therapeutic and calming affect and when you’re out at sea there is nothing to trigger the unwelcome memories that are associated with past experiences.”
Turn To Starboard is supported by both the Royal Air Forces Association and Help for Heroes and its patron is Air Marshal (ret’d) Sir Dusty miller, RAfA’s President.
The Prince’s Trust recently donated a replica schooner – the Spirit of falmouth, a 92ft wooden gaff-rigged vessel with 18 berths – to give charity users a tall ship experience.
For more details about sailing courses and leisure sails, visit turntostarboard.co.uk, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01326 314262.
Published in RAF News. September 2015.