Holly is leaving us at the end of the year after two seasons as Staff Skipper – as well as a year as Sailing Support Officer in 2018, and many years as a volunteer.
Holly has played a tremendous part in the success of the charity, especially as we returned to work after losing a season and a half to Covid. We have received a great deal of fantastic feedback from voyages which Holly has skippered. She is a great sailor with a fantastic talent for working with young people, and she has contributed so much to OYT South in so many ways since she first became involved as a young crew member.
Holly’s first-ever sailing trip was in John Laing from Plymouth to Spain in 2012, where she earned a bosun’s recommendation and became a regular volunteer before getting her Yachtmaster Ocean and Instructor qualifications and doing two years as first mate with OYT North, followed by adult adventurous training and science research expeditions.
Holly is going to continue in sailing and we look forward to seeing her back on board as a relief skipper next season and beyond.
However, she will be hugely missed as a full-time member of the team, and we really want to send her off with a nice leaving present, so please give generously!
The PayPal button below allows you to contribute using your own PayPal account if you have one, or using a credit card.
If this really doesn’t work for you, you can send a cheque made payable to Ocean Youth Trust South (with a note explaining it is for Holly’s leaving present) to:
Ocean Youth Trust South
8 North Meadow