Family Sailing

“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

Our aim is to help families re-engage in a completely new environment.  For most, sailing will be a new experience and family members will need to work together to become a great crew.


What is Families Sailing?

Our aim is to help families re-engage in a completely new environment. For most, sailing will be a new experience and family members will have to work together to become a great crew.

The yacht will be skippered by an experienced Yachtmaster so you can take part in as much or as little sailing as you like. You will sleep on the yacht which will be moored at different locations each night. You can leave the yacht and spend a day exploring the local area with your family if you wish.

Our family sailing voyages are about ‘quality time’, working together and re-engaging




What does it involve?

On day one you will help prepare the yacht and meet the skipper. Most of our skippers have experienced military operations and some of the challenges Service families face.

The next two days are sail training in beautiful Cornwall – but with a difference. We have scheduled challenges where everyone is important; older family members are faced with navigational challenges and the youngest can find our treasure or watch for our pirates!

Electronic items such as phones and tablets are discouraged on board our fleet. Dinnertime is about recognising each other’s strengths and congratulations on a great day.

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