D1040 RYuS (Rotary Youth under Sail)

This programme is aimed at changing lives and inspiring the futures of young people aged 14-17. Rotary in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire (District 1040) work in partnership with Ocean Youth Trust North.

Ocean Youth Trust North takes young people away from their daily routine and inspires them to make positive changes to their lives through an adventure under sail. The charity is well experienced in the development of young people through sail training and provides a safe but challenging opportunity for those of all abilities and backgrounds. A RYuS voyage is a residential, character building experience which challenges young people and steers them towards becoming self-confident, well balanced individuals. 

The programme uses the traditional practices of seafaring as a tool for personal and social development. Whilst participants do acquire some nautical skills the programme does not aim to teach them how to sail.

Sailing Dates for 2023

Monday 28 August – Saturday 2 September 2023
(Other dates will be made available as bookings are received)


£680 per awardee which includes comprehensive insurance whilst on-board, use of personal protective equipment and wet weather gear, food and refreshments taken on-board. It does not include travel to and from the boat. Rotarians from sponsoring clubs arrange transport to the port of departure which is usually North Shields, a coastal town on the north bank of the River Tyne in North East England, eight miles north-east of Newcastle upon Tyne.

Learn more and find application forms

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