As with all Scout Association groups, Discovery Sailing Project is suspending all face to face activities, which includes sailing, until further notice. This is a very sad and disappointing announcement to make – Discovery’s volunteer members have been working hard over the winter to get the boats ship-shape for another sailing season. We were looking forward to the spring sailing season, introducing many Scouts, Explorers and other young people to the delights of Sail Training, and seeing them grow and develop as a result.
It is clear that weekend voyages in April and May will not be going ahead, and I’ve emailed leaders who have organised these voyages.
Looking further ahead, the picture is unclear, but we will be monitoring the situation, and following the Scout Association’s guidance. We are keen to recommence Sail Training voyages as soon as possible, but the health of our young crews and volunteer Sea Staff, and that of the wider community, has to be our first priority.
In August 2020, our Sail Training yacht Discovery will be taking part in the Mayflower Small Ships Race, organised by ASTO. This starts on Friday 14th Aug with a rendezvous in Southampton, followed by a practice race day, before the passage race to Dartmouth. On arrival there will be the usual crew parade and prize giving before the crew leaves on Friday 21st. This is a superb opportunity to race against a fleet of Sail Training vessels and enjoy the spectacle and atmosphere of a Small Ships Race. There will then be a one week cruise home from Dartmouth to our base near Southampton, possibly via the Channel Islands. If your Scouts / Explorers / Network group are interested in taking part in either the Race or the Cruise home please Contact Us
We are looking for a part time Bosun to take on the responsibility of looking after our boats, and ensuring they are safe, seaworthy and ready to use. They will also be responsible for organising the winter refit weekends.
Full details here. Please get in touch (email@example.com) to discuss.
Our sailing programme for 2020 is now available. See the page here: 2020 Sailing Programme.
Dear members, we have now added project policies for a number of areas, plus the Safety Management System to the Sea Staff page. Please read!
This is our latest video! Taken during watch leader training in October, when we really put Thermo and Disco through their paces. Along with a group of great brand new watch leaders who will be joining us on our 2019 voyages.