What Will I Get Out Of It?

What will I get out of it?

More than you put in – but generally the harder you work and the more open you are to the experience then the more you will get out.

An adventure under sail can be a life changing experience; however everyone’s experience is different, and a lot will depend on the nature of the voyage and the crew. But most important of all is your willingness to fully participate and be a member of the crew. It really is a case of the more you put in – the more you will get out.

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails…Explore…Dream …Discover

Mark Twain

Most of the young people who sail with us will have no previous sailing experience – so, first of all you will gain experience of sailing on our amazing boats. But there’s much more to it than that. An adventure under sail with OYT Scotland will give you the chance to discover all sorts of things about yourself – if you can make tea for 18 people when the boat is heeled over, if you can help to put a new sail up when the wind changes, if you can steer a steady course when there are dolphins swimming alongside – these are the obvious things – but there are many other things that you can discover about yourself when you are working as part of a team on a sail training voyage.

OYT Scotland aims to give young people to discover their true potential and gain skills, confidence, qualifications, friends and treasured memories that can make a genuine and lasting difference.

A voyage with OYT Scotland has a real sense of adventure. Our large boats require physical effort and cannot be sailed without everyone’s involvement – all of this builds a real sense of teamwork and shared experience.

It really can be the experience of a lifetime!


Jamie’s Story – Video By 29studios

Jamie was a typical young person who first came sailing with us when he had very little knowledge of what sail training really was or could do for him. His story really shows that you don’t need to be a keen sailor to take part, all you need is the willingness to try something new.

See for yourself what it is that Jamie found so good about his time onboard….

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Ocean Youth Trust Scotland
Victoria House, 5 East Blackhall Street, Greenock, PA15 1HD
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Email: office@oytscotland.org.uk

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