Videos

Watch our videos about voyages in Prolific!

Videos about voyages in Prolific

Giving young people the skills to succeed in life

Come sailing this summer!

Prolific at sea – drone footage to show you this magnificent vessel:

Prolific at sea with captions – the same video as the one above but designed as an introduction to our work:

Come Alive with adventure under sail – music by The Little Unsaid:

What will it be like when you step on board for the first time? A welcome and introduction email by Lauren and Sara:

A perfect sailing day: a brief look at Prolific under sail from Dartmouth to Portland in July 2023.

Leadling Lights project: this put girls from Ormiston Academies on board Ocean Youth Trust South’s vessel Prolific for voyages alongside adult mentors. See here for more information.

What do young people get out of sailing with Ocean Youth Trust South? – examples of skills and qualities that can be developed during a voyage:

Pearl and Ruth’s story: voyages for MACS, the charity for young people born without eyes or with under-developed eyes:

Dolphins and a mizzen staysail hoist – on a West Country voyage

How to hoist Prolific’s mainsail – a useful refresher for trainee watchleaders and anyone else wanting a quick reminder of how to get the mainsail up safely.

Prolific sailing with dolphins – the dolphins of Lyme Bay come to wish Prolific luck on her very first OYT South voyage with young people::

Prolific leaving Weymouth Harbour – the teamwork required to hoist a sail and use it for a tight turning manoeuvre in Weymouth Harbour – carried out by a group of young people aged 12-17, most of whom had never sailed before, on only their third day on board:

Extreme washing up – If any readers have ever encountered reluctance on the part of teenagers to get involved with domestic chores such as washing up, Ocean Youth Trust South would like to recommend the following video. This was shot at anchor in Kramppi, in the Finnish islands, and as well as providing a useful How To… guide, anyone with experience of sail training will recognise the two contrasting aspects of our voyages: plenty of fun combined with a chance to experience some of the glories of the world around us!

JP’s story – filmed some years ago on board our previous boat John Laing, this video shows how a voyage with Ocean Youth Trust South can have a life-changing impact on a young person. Since the video was made, JP’s business JPS Fuels has gone from strength to strength – by 2022 he was employing five people and had three lorries on the road. He was also supplying oil for our vessel Prolific and raising funds to help local young carers come sailing with us! But this video will take you back to when he was 13 years old and never dreamed he could make such a success of his life:

Booking a Voyage

Guide to booking a voyage

Tracking our boat

Find out where we are sailing

Prolific bookings

We look forward to seeing as many people as possible on board Prolific. See here for our current sailing programme.

Bookings

View the current sailing programme

New sailing programmes tend to be published in the early summer each year for the following year, which means we start looking at the next year’s plans in around May each year. If you are involved with a group which would like to book one or more voyages on board Prolific, please contact caroline.white@oytsouth.org to discuss your requirements.

How to sail with us

Ocean Youth Trust South is an adventure sail training charity which takes young people aged 11-25 to sea in our 30-metre vessel Prolific.

Individual Voyages

Voyages for people aged 11-25

 Group Voyages

Introduction for adult leaders

Adult Voyages

Voyages for people aged over 18