Meet the Fleet

"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. "
T2S beneficiary
"My life has taken on a new meaning and purpose."
T2S beneficiary
"I felt in a better place and it markedly improved my interaction with others, delivering a new sense of purpose, value and belonging."
Squadron Leader Shaun Pascoe
"Turn to Starboard provides much-needed aid to a steady and growing stream of beneficiaries "
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."
Squadron Leader Shaun Pascoe

Our vessels are important members of our team… not just equipment! 

Meet our floating family… 


Bluster – Bavaria 32

Bluster is used for general sail training from our base at Falmouth Marina in Cornwall. She is a quick and rewarding boat to sail with lively performance for a crew of up to five people. At 32-feet in length, she has two double cabins and two galley bunks, pressurised hot water system, fridge and a shower which makes her a pleasure to live on.

Develop and hone your sailing skills on board, while exploring the world-class sailing waters of the Carrick Roads, Fal River and Helford River.

The waters can be enjoyed by experienced hands and novices alike with a range of services in place to cater to every taste. All our staff are RYA qualified and offer a fun and professional approach to sail instruction.

Earn your RYA Competent Crew certificate, RYA Day Skipper, or RYA Yachtmaster Offshore, or just sit back and enjoy the breeze… the choice is yours. 

CISNE – SWAN 47

With sleek hull lines and classic build quality, Cisne is mainly used for longer passages to Fowey, Plymouth, the Isles of Scilly and beyond. 

She is on long-term loan to the charity from a generous supporter and is meticulously maintained and well equipped to provide you with a comfortable and rewarding sailing experience.

The 47-foot yacht offers a spacious interior with two double cabins and two galley bunks, pressurised hot water system, fridge and a shower. 

From beginners to advanced sailors, everyone can learn to sail or improve their sailing skills on board, while gaining valuable qualifications to help start new careers in the marine industry. 

Spirit of Falmouth

‘Spirit’ is our flagship 91-foot wooden gaff rigged tall ship, gifted to Turn to Starboard in 2014 by The Prince’s Trust. This replica Mersey Pilot Schooner was built using traditional methods in Liverpool in 1985 and has a core crew of six with the capacity to carry twelve passage crew.

The tall ship requires great teamwork to make her sail so while on board the emphasis is on leadership and team cohesion. From the moment you step aboard you will be an integral part of the crew and involved in all aspects of sailing.

In 2016 and 2017, a team of injured veterans – many with little or no sailing experience – embarked on the journey of a lifetime and sailed on the vessel around the British Isles  on the Round Britain Challenge. 

INVICTUS – RIGID HULL INFLATABLE BOAT (RHIB)

Thanks to grants from The Big Salute and The Veterans Foundation, Turn to Starboard were able to buy purchase a rigid hull inflatable boat (RHIB). 

The 5.85 metre seats 6 people and plays a vital role in helping the charity to provide powerboat qualifications, and acts as a support vessel for sail training and family sailing trips.

Each participant on the charity’s RYA Yachtmaster training programme can benefit from gaining an RYA Powerboat Level 2 Certificate, and the new craft plays a vital part in helping individuals reach their goal. 

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Our Partners and Supporters

  • Produly supported by Help for Heroes
  • Supported by The Soldiers Charity
  • Supported by The Endeavour Fund
  • Supported by The Royal Navy & Royal Marines Charity
  • Supported by The Royal Marines Charity
  • Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund
  • Supported by the Royal Air Forces Association

  • Supported by The Confederation of Service Charities
  • Supported by The Royal British Legion
  • Supported by International
  • Supported by Team Ethos
  • The Lest We Forget Association
  • Supported by Balfour Beatty
  • Superyacht Charities
 

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