John Laing at sea

Isle of Wight voyage 2019

Nominate a young person for an amazing FREE voyage

Thanks to kind supporters on the Isle of Wight and the fundraising efforts of Ocean Youth Trust South's Island Support group, we are delighted to offer six young people from the Isle of Wight the opportunity to participate in a 4 night voyage on board the sail training vessel Prolific between 18th and 22nd October 2019.

This voyage would normally cost £375 per person but due to the generosity of OYT South's Island Support Group, places are now available completely FREE for selected candidates.

The voyage runs from 8pm on Friday night (to make the most of half-term) to 12 noon on Tuesday, and will start and finish from Ocean Village, Southampton.

Prolific crew!

A voyage with Ocean Youth Trust South is not just about learning to sail: a voyage is designed to develop confidence, team-working, the ability to cope with unfamiliar situations, and tolerance and understanding of others.

This potentially life changing opportunity is open to all young people from the Isle of Wight, aged 12 -18 years.


Nominate a young person

You can nominate anyone as long as they will be aged 12-18 on 18th October 2019 and they live on the Isle of Wight.

It might be someone who is a keen sailor interested in broadening their experience in different boats and perhaps even considering a maritime career. But it might be someone who has never previously had the chance to sail - perhaps someone who has had limited opportunities for holidays or adventure. It might be someone who is working hard and doing well, and deserves a reward. It might be someone who has struggled or been through hard times and needs a confidence boost. Perhaps someone is a young carer, or has shown an incredible act of courage. Perhaps someone deserves a treat. Perhaps you are concerned about a young person and want to give them a chance of a positive activity.

We want you to tell us the reason why your unsung hero should be chosen and nominating a young person couldn’t be easier: simply fill in our online form.

if you are aged 12-18 and you really want to come, there is no reason why you can't nominate yourself, but we will need permission from a parent or carer before you can sail.

* Please note that the selected participants will be required to fill in an Ocean Youth Trust South booking form before a place on the voyage can be confirmed. This form will ask for details of medical conditions, allergies, physical or learning difficulties, behaviour issues etc., in order that we can be certain that people can safely take part in the voyage, and to ensure that appropriate support can be provided to everyone on board. If you are concerned that you may be nominating a young person who will have anything of this nature to declare, please feel free to contact to discuss in confidence whether the young person is likely to be eligible for the voyage.

Terms and Conditions

- Open to young people age 12 – 18 years old on 18th October 2019

- Participants must be resident on the Isle of Wight. (Please note that Ocean Youth Trust South has plenty of other voyages available to young people without any restrictions on where they live).

- Nominations close at 11.59pm on Friday 31st May 2019.

- Voyage dates are non-negotiable.

- Individuals must be available to sail from Southampton and back between 8pm on Friday 18th October 2019 and 12 noon on Tuesday 22nd October 2019 (half term).

- The prize is non- transferable and has no monetary value.

- Selected participants must adhere to Ocean Youth Trust South’s  terms and conditions.

- Permissions from parents/guardians will be needed for participation in the voyage.

- Selected participants will be required to fill in an Ocean Youth Trust South booking form before a place on the voyage can be confirmed.


“I have learnt and seen loads of new things and I will remember for the rest of my life! ” Jemima, aged 12