Ocean Youth Trust North

Ocean Youth Trust North offers young people a safe but challenging environment on board our yacht James Cook in which they can explore their own identity and increase their self-confidence. The results are profound. Those taking part learn a variety of interpersonal and transferable skills that enable them to expand their horizons and gain independence.

Living together, often under challenging conditions, they are motivated by setting and achieving their own goals while taking on responsibility for all aspects of running a big boat. The result is a noticeable increase in individual determination and self-confidence which they take home with them, with resultant benefits for their community. There is some general information about our voyages in our brochure which you can read online at: on-line brochure and there is a short video clip on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YjazlLv_yg

Having successfully run our charity on the east coast we are now extending the opportunity to more young people living in the North West.

For 2016 we have scheduled a week voyage on the West Coast for Individuals which I am circulating around the sailing clubs to give the young sailors the opportunity for a challenging adventure.
The date for the voyage is 8th – 13th August 2016 and it starts and ends in Whitehaven. It is a 6 day voyage in the Irish Sea enabling visits to places such as Isle of Man, Ireland, Southern Scotland and Wales.

The cost is £570 which includes comprehensive insurance, food and refreshments taken onboard, use of personal protective equipment and wet weather gear. It does not include travel to and from the boat.

If you think any of your young sailors (12-24 year olds) would be interested or you would like to discuss it further please come back to me.


Caroline Saunders
Ocean Youth Trust North
Royal Quays Community Centre
9 Prince Consort Way
North Shields
NE29 6XB
Office: 0191 257 1212 

[email protected]

Changing lives inspiring futures
Registered No: 3898088 England Registered Charity No: 1079955 

Registered Office: Royal Quays Community Centre, 9 Prince Consort Way, North Shields, NE29 6XB
Further information about Ocean Youth Trust North is available in our brochure: on-line brochure which is also accessible through our website www.oytnorth.org.uk There is a short video clip on YouTube www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YjazlLv_yg You will find us on Facebook at Ocean Youth Trust North.