Sail Training Awards

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We are now seeking nominations for the 2024 sailing experience, when inspirational young people between the ages of 12 and 18 will be selected for a week’s sailing trip on board Prolific, operated by Ocean Youth Trust (OYT) South.

Award Winners

Please nominate young people between the ages of 12 and 18, who you feel should be rewarded for their achievements or inspiration and support to others around them; those who have overcome adverse personal circumstances or shown other exceptional accomplishments.

Those in contact with young people are invited to send in nominations, including teachers, guide or scout leaders, youth group leaders, friends and employers. Anyone can nominate, apart from parents, guardians or close family.

Past winners have included young people who have been outstanding achievers, as well as those who have been involved in voluntary work, those who have never had the chance to travel abroad, and those with added family responsibilities.

Winners will be selected from the regions in which MDL Marinas are located; the South West, Dorset, Hampshire, Thames Valley and East Coast.

The Sailing Experience

The winners will spend 5 nights and 6 days living and sailing on board an OYT sail training yacht and will become involved in all aspects of life on board, including hoisting sails, helping with maintenance, sailing the boat at night and cooking and cleaning with the rest of the crew. This is an unforgettable sailing experience, departing from and returning to Southampton in April 2024.

When Do Nominations Close?

Nominations closed on Friday 12th January 2024.

A shortlist for local interviews will be compiled before the winners are selected in March 2024. The sailing trip will take place between 4th and 9th April 2024.


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Please note that those nominating must be over the age of 18

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