Turn to Starboard supports wounded, injured and sick service personnel and veterans, and their families through sailing. Moving back to civilian life after time spent on deployed operations can be a real challenge and Turn to Starboard offers a range of sailing training to support rehabilitation. From sail racing to their Yachtmaster training programme, there are lots of opportunities to get involved in.
Turn to Starboard was set up four years ago and believes sailing has a therapeutic effect on those affected by military operations and they have provided over 1200 sailing opportunities to veterans and has helped many gain sailing qualifications to help start new careers in the marine industry.
“Whether you’re new to the sport or a seasoned sailor, come along and join some like-minded individuals and enjoy some time on the water. You can choose to pull on a few ropes or just sit back and enjoy the ride, it’s totally up to you. Competitive racing is about experiencing life on the water with other veterans affected by operations and having some fun, as well as maybe winning a trophy or two.”