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.