Tall Ship 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

Join us for an adventure to remember as we set sail onboard our magnificent Tall Ship. 


For those with an adventurous streak, sailing on board the Spirit of Falmouth is a fantastic way to leave everyday life behind for a while.

‘Spirit’ is our traditional 91-foot wooden Tall Ship, gifted to the charity in 2014 by The Prince’s Trust. The Mersey Pilot Schooner was built using traditional methods in Liverpool in 1985 and requires a core crew of six with the capacity to carry twelve passage crew.

Weighing in at 88 tonnes, she is as long as seven cars and weighs the equivalent of a blue whale. With a wide deck for ease of movement, she can be sailed by a crew with varied physical abilities.

To help the crew fully experience and enjoy life at sea, the vessel also offers comfortable accommodation. There are eighteen bunks and two cabins on board, along with two ‘heads’ (toilets) and a purpose built galley and saloon. 


Spirit 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.

You will have a chance to learn all aspects of traditional sailing from our professional deck crew, with the chance to steer the ship, plot our course on the chart, complete log book entries,  climb the rigging, and experience the beautiful coastline! 

If you are interested in hearing more about Tall Ship sailing, please get in touch by contacting us at
Tel: 01326 314 262
Email: info@turntostarboard.co.uk


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