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Mental Health Awareness Week 2022 – Interview with Vicky Williams (Challenge Wales)

By Tom

This year’s Mental Health Awareness Week centres around the theme of loneliness and how it can negatively impact people’s mental health and wellbeing.   We recently spoke to Vicky Williams, Business Development Manager for Challenge Wales, who explained how Sail Training can allow people to form better connections and how their Winter of Wellbeing voyages…

Youth charities across the UK using sailing to improve mental wellbeing

By Tom

This week (May 9-15th) is national Mental Health Awareness Week, and ASTO (Association of Sail Training Organisations) is highlighting how UK Sail Training operators are helping to support communities recover mentally in the wake of the pandemic.   The theme of this year’s initiative led by the Mental Health Foundation focuses on the impact of…

ASTO to launch limited-edition ‘UK Sail Trainers’ footwear range

By Tom

Show your support for UK Sail Trainers by wearing your UK Sail Trainers!   ASTO (Association of Sail Training Organisations) are delighted to announce the launch of the brand new UK Sail Trainers. The footwear range marks the first time that the Gosport-based charity has released its’ own line of merchandise to promote Sail Training in the…

Swan Trust to offer ladies only weekend, with all female crew

By Tom

The Swan Trust is to offer a ladies only trip later in the year, with an all-female crew.  The weekend trip will take place in September, exploring the east side of Shetland, and will be the first time the Swan has been crewed exclusively by women.   “Shetland has a wealth of competent women sailors,…

ASTO members gather for UK Sail Training Conference 2022

By Tom

  More than 100 people attended this year’s UK Sail Training Conference which took place yesterday in Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard. The event was organised by ASTO (Association of Sail Training Organisations), which is a Gosport-based charity promoting Sail Training in the UK.   The attendees at this year’s conference were comprised of shore-based staff, sea-staff,…

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