Charity Dinner & Auction

“Unbelievable experience, the mixture of being on the water and chatting to like-minded people was worth more than any counselling session.”
Sailing participant
“Turn to Starboard has helped me on the road to recovery and I shall never forget it.”
Sailing participant
“Spending time as a family doing something we wouldn’t usually do was a brilliant adventure.”
Family Sail participants
“It’s been an amazing experience and feels like my soul has been recharged. Brilliant couple of days.”
Sailing participant
 ‘My daddy came back from Afghanistan – but when we went sailing, he really came back.’ 
Family Sail participant
“When I came to Turn to Starboard I felt scared and nervous … the week on the yacht was amazing … I felt part of a team.”
Sailing participant
“What an experience! … a chance to be a family. Thank you so much”
Family Sail participant
“For the first time in many years I have a purpose in life. I have goals to qualify as a RYA Yachtmaster. I feel alive again.”
Sailing participant
"We all had a fantastic time and not only acquired new skills but relished the family time we had away from all the distractions of everyday life and the stress of my injuries."
Family Sail participant
"Since my engagement with Turn to Starboard, life has taken on a new meaning and purpose. "
Sailing participant
"I felt in a better place and it markedly improved my interaction with others, delivering a new sense of purpose, value and belonging."
Sailing participant
"Turn to Starboard provides much-needed aid to a steady and growing stream of beneficiaries "
Charity Patron - Sir Dusty Miller
"We believe there is something immeasurable about seeing the world from the sea. Sailing promotes a can-do attitude, a sense of well-being and camaraderie amongst all who participate."
Turn to Starboard CEO and founder Shaun Pascoe

We are excited to announce that Turn to Starboard is hosting an exclusive evening
of fine dining at one of London’s most sought-after locations.


Join us for our Charity Dinner and Auction in London in support of Armed Forces personnel affected by military service.

This special event at the magnificent Drapers’ Hall in central London on Thursday, 20 June 2019 will welcome friends, supporters and beneficiaries of Turn to Starboard and is kindly sponsored by

Guests at the black-tie event are invited to enjoy a first-class 3-course dinner and bid on a wide range of exciting auction prizes to suit all budgets and tastes. Lots include a private aerobatic display, a box at The Albert Hall and a luxury holiday on a private island.

Turn to Starboard event organiser, John Savage, said: “We are proud to be hosting such a special evening for friends and supporters of Turn to Starboard. This bespoke event gives people the chance to enjoy an exquisite menu at a beautiful and prestigious venue, while supporting the charity. I’m hugely excited by the auction lots that we have on offer, they are very special and there really is something there to suit every pocket. As a charity that relies almost entirely on fundraising, events like this help us to raise the money that goes to ensuring our service personnel affected by operations get the vital support they need.”

Help make a difference

Our flagship event will help raise funds towards our work supporting Armed Forces personnel affected by military service through sailing.  Tickets cost £250 each or £2,000 for tables of 10.


Drapers’ Hall, Throgmorton Street, London
Reception drinks from 6.45pm
Dress code: Black tie


To discuss corporate or individual bookings, please contact Jane Higgins at or 01326 314262.

Since 2012, we have provided more than 2,500 sailing opportunities to injured veterans and their families – with many going on to start new careers in the marine industry


Image credit: Drapers Company

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