“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

Step aboard for competitive yacht racing


Get afloat 

If you enjoy being in the fresh air and part of a team we invite you to try the thrill and challenge of sail racing.

You can sail at racing events throughout year from our new office at Haslar Marina in Gosport, or enjoy general sail training from our base at Falmouth in Cornwall – the choice is yours.

Our racing division is supported by The Endeavour Fund and Help for Heroes and if you’re inspired to take part we will provide you with a safe and fun introduction to sailing. Whether you’re a novice or experienced sailor we will teach you everything you need to get off the start line and onto the race course, all in a friendly  and supportive environment.

CEO and founder Shaun Pascoe 

Speaking at the launch of our new racing division in July 2018, Turn to Starboard Chief Executive and founder Shaun Pascoe said: “We are honoured to enter into the world of competitive racing which is a natural progression of what we offer and provides a great way for those affected by operations to learn new skills, rebuild confidence and connect with other veterans.  

“Thanks to the incredible support from Help for Heroes and The Endeavour Fund, this exciting new venture will help show that suffering from physical or mental injuries doesn’t have to mean aspiring to less, while serving as a gateway to future opportunities in the sport.”


To get on board, contact Turn to Starboard Operations Manager Tamsin Mulcahy on 01326 314262 or email

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