Our program introduces participants to the skills of sailing while also building vital personal skills such as water confidence, ability to work in a team and a sense of achievement.READ MORE
Our 4-day live-aboard voyage is designed to give participants a real experience of freedom and self-sufficiency as we live, eat and sleep on a boat. This is a natural follow on to our Start Sailing experience.READ MORE
The unique experience of sailing facilitates the building of a tight knit crew & team in a short period of time. By sailing with us you are directly funding community organisations: 100% of our profits are used to fund our community sailing projectsREAD MORE
“The SIW experience was just so freeing. I could leave all my problems behind, onshore and just be with myself for a change”
“At the end of the 4 days, clients identified many areas of individual growth but what stood out to me as a facilitator was how they expressed a stronger connection to each other that fostered a more solid foundation for their social recovery capital needs”
New life perspective
"This has changed my perspective on life, I can’t thank you enough”
Positive sense of self
“The use of the evidenced based ‘Community Reinforcement Approach’ supported the clients in setting individual goals and reflecting on daily achievements which reinforced their positive sense of self”
Dreams really do come true
“Sailing has given me a purpose in life and has shown me things I never once could have imagined. I’ve made lots of new friends around the world and learned things I’d never thought I would. Dreams really do come true.”
Accepting each other's differences
“I watched clients face fears and overcome conflict through communication and collaboration and at times accepting each other's differences”
New view of myself
“I didn’t know what to expect, I was nervous to come, but I can’t believe what I managed over the few days. I have a new view of myself!”
Emphasis on teamwork
The emphasis on teamwork and working together in a non-judgmental, supportive environment promotes self-confidence.
The crew were outstanding.
This has been an outstanding experience. The crew were outstanding.
Bursting into song
The last trip I noticed the guys good spirits and spontaneous bursting into song. I took this as a good indicator as to how they were feeling.
Stronger about sobriety
Giving me more hope and enthusiasm for life and following my dreams, gave me gratitude, grounded me again, allowed me to sit with myself, connect with myself, again. Feel stronger about sobriety and that I keep it, this is what I have to look forward to.
I want to live on a boat!
I would like to say thank you. It’s been an awesome experience, I felt safe and accepted the whole time, listened too and learned so much. I want to live on a boat!
Best experience of my life
It’s been one of the best experiences of my life. It has broadened my mind to what’s out there for me