Category: 2016 Programme

Oarsome Obstacle Course at PlayZone

PSTT entered 15 of their young people into a competitive indoor rowing challenge, hosted by Oarsome Chance and PlayZone Cosham on Wednesday 15th February. The PSTT team were competing against teams from King Richard’s school in Paulsgrove and Wecock Farm in Waterlooville.   Each team had two Concept 2 rowing machines and they had to […]

ASTO Small Ships Race 2016

On Friday 30th September, Portsmouth Sail Training Trust joined a large variety of sail training crews and vessels for the ASTO Small Ships Race in Cowes. Our crews from Charter Academy and Trafalgar School sailed ‘Yoda’ (Sigma 38), our largest sail training vessel, over to the Isle of Wight for the weekend event, departing from […]

Sunday Racing

We have begun our Sunday series of squib racing and our crews are now competing for the inaugural HMS Bristol trophy comprising of six points scoring races and a final- a little like the Americas cup format but on Squibs. Jack Tupper of Charter Academy took the first race helming Jet  in light airs and […]

The launch of Girls Afloat

Our Summer Programme began after the Easter holidays and it is great to be back on the water again! This means that our Girls Afloat project has launched and our group of girls have started training towards their RYA Keelboat Level 1 and in preparation for Cowes Week 2016. I would like to thank our […]

Refit work and power boat courses

We currently have our new squib ‘Little Cracker’ and Alexander Fairey 3 in the oil  store space we have been kindly lent to help our winter refit work. All Crews are lending a hand in preparing, sanding, masking, painting varnishing, cleaning and everything else that goes towards our hands on roles and experience. Little cracker […]

Seeking Volunteers For “Girls Afloat”

“Girls Afloat” is a project I am running within PSTT, to show females that they are capable of achieving careers and taking part in marine-based events just as well as males do. The project’s mission is to achieve 15 (3 hour) sessions in 14 weeks, to prepare 2-6 female young people to sail in the […]

A Busy 2016 so far…….

Wow, well, and what happened to January? So far our crews have managed to sail for most of January including a few night sails and pilotage and the new Crews from Trafalgar school and St Edmunds school  have achieved their RYA basic skills level one which they have stuck at through all manner of conditions and experiences […]