What people say

“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

Take a look at some of the comments from people who have sailed with us.



 quote marksWhen I was first diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) life seemed extremely bleak and I spent much of my time in solitude unable to contemplate a future at all. Since my engagement with Turn to Starboard, life has taken on a new meaning and purpose. I believe that Shaun Pascoe has given me back my life, handed me a future and returned a sense of self worth.  I shall remain eternally grateful.”


quote marksThe sailing was cool but the best bit for me were the evenings.  Chatting to guys who have been through similar things. It’s tricky to talk about that stuff at home.”



 quote marksWhen I came to Turn to Starboard I felt scared and nervous. I was apprehensive because despite the feeling that I wanted to do this I didn’t know what I was capable of and I didn’t want to feel failure again. The week on the yacht was amazing. For the first time since 2006 I haven’t had to apologise for not being able to keep up or take part … I felt part of a team … I felt excited, exhilarated. I felt like I used to feel … ”


quote marksBeing put on the yacht with guys who have been on the same tour was pretty cool. Went from war stories by day two to thrashing things out. Waking up in the morning in a bay in Cornwall is pretty amazing too, a real moment if you know what I mean, thanks Turn to Starboard.”


quote marksThe evenings on the yacht were a bit of an eye opener. Not only did we have a laugh there were some serious chats putting the world to rights and to get a course in as well is great. I’m definitely going to carry on sailing.”


quote marksThe highlights for me were the people and loads of great tuition. I have found a new career. This has changed me for the better. Life changing.”


quote marksYour crew, ship and other beneficiaries have given me one of the most rewarding weeks that I can remember – it was truly inspiring.”


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