Sailing is known to provide elements that mirror the ethos of Armed Forces life, such as team cohesion, the challenge of adventure training and leadership skills.
We support serving and retired Armed Forces personnel, and their families, who have been affected by military operations. Our support does not distinguish between Reservists and Regulars.
To deliver our training, we charter yachts through local companies and use our own 91ft traditionally built Pilot Schooner, the Spirit of Falmouth, donated to us by The Prince’s Trust.
Research has shown that for a significant number of Armed Forces personnel moving back in to civilian life after time spent on deployed operations can be a huge shock. Readjusting to ‘normal’ life can be a real challenge.
Those who have experienced hostile and often austere conditions can find it difficult to share their experiences, even with their loved ones – yet the same may not always be said for Armed Forces personnel in a group. We have repeatedly witnessed that it is often easier to share experiences with others in a similar position.
It is vital that, as a country, we provide these individuals with opportunities for sharing and understanding if they are ever to move towards a successful future with their families.
Many of us at Turn to Starboard know what it is to return from military operations and the challenge this transition can impose on us. We understand what it means to meet the unique demands placed on us by service life and we are committed to supporting these individuals on a positive path for their future.