2022 Reunion Date

The AGM Reunion is postponed until 1st – 3rd April and will take place at the Docks as usual.
This also allows the opportunity for further training courses to be run as well.

Welcome to Lis, our new Project Organiser!

Lis Gray has recently joined Discovery Sailing Project as Project Organiser. Here is a statement from her introducing herself.

Having been in post for a few weeks now, I am already feeling very warmly welcomed by many members of the Project. Thanks to several keen volunteers and Pete the Boatswain, I am beginning to get a working knowledge of the Discovery Fleet. I sense I have a big pair of wellies to fill and I really appreciate the handover support Andy has given.  I am delighted to be part of the DSP family and already love the whole ethos of the Project.

In the winter months I’m keen to learn how things work and I look forward to meeting as many of you as I can between now and the start of the sailing season.

Here’s hoping that in 2021 we can create memorable sailing adventures for everyone.

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.