Charitable status

“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

The rapid development of Turn to Starboard and the support it received meant that the organisation was restructured in 2014 – here is an overview.

Turn to Starboard was registered as a charity in July 2012 (charity number 1148549). A fundraising strategy started in April 2013 and the charity has audited accounts from April 2014.

Since it was established the charity’s activities and assets have grown considerably, notably with the acquisition of a traditionally built Pilot Schooner, a gift from The Prince’s Trust.

On the advice of the Trustees and with guidance from the Charity Commission, the organisation was restructured in 2014. A new company limited by guarantee was set up to hold the assets of the charity. The company, incorporated on 19 August 2014, is Turn to Starboard Ltd, company no. 09182207.

In accordance with the new arrangements and following Charity Commission advice, the original charity (1148549) ceased trading on 5 April 2015 and Turn to Starboard was re-registered on 8 April 2015 under a new charity number 1161201.

T2S has achieved full membership of Cobseo (The Confederation of Service Charities) whose membership is made up of Service and ex-Service Charities and organisations, working to promote and further the interests of the Armed Forces community. T2S is also affiliated to the Royal Yachting Association and is a member of the Fundraising Standards Board scheme.

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