Our Purpose and Values

"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 mission

To use sail training to support Armed Forces personnel
affected by military operations and their families. 

Our Objectives

  • To help serving and retired Armed Forces personnel and their families readjust after operations and assist them in meeting the unique demands placed on them by Service life. 
  • To focus on re-integration , re-engagement and reinforcing a sense of value and belonging for beneficiaries 
  • To provide Royal Yachting Association (RYA) sailing courses and career building opportunities to help make beneficiaries make ‘the right turn’. 

Our Values

Our values define who we are; they are driven by a desire to help serving and retired Armed Forces personnel and their families, who have been affected by military operations.

Through holding these values at the heart of everything we do, we have created a vibrant charity where ideas blossom and our beneficiaries and team thrive on success and flourish.



We believe our core role involves helping people to connect and re-evaluate where they belong.


By providing a supportive environment where a person can take stock, we enable people to relearn who they are and what drives them.



It is important to remember that the concept of success varies depending on person and life experience. Some of the challenges we face with our beneficiaries are connected to what success looks like to the individual – as a serving person and then as a civilian. We all need encouragement at some time in life, our role is to focus on helping individuals identify what success is to them and then help them to achieve it.

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


To keep up to date with everything Turn to Starboard is doing, please sign-up to our newsletter