New Project Organiser needed

Discovery Sailing Project is recruiting for a Project Organiser. The organiser will lead the day to day operations of the Project. They will be the first point of contact with our customers, organise sea staff and provisioning for our voyages, and oversee the maintenance and safety compliance of our boats.

More details and apply: Job Description

Sailing suspended due to the coronavirus

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.

Discovery is entering the Mayflower Small Ships Race, August 2020

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