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Turn to Starboard

Charity LogoWe use sailing to help Armed Forces personnel and their families make the right turn.  When two boats are heading straight towards each other, they avoid collision by following a simple rule of sailing –  turn to starboard (turn to the right).

Based at Falmouth Marina in Cornwall, we are a group of Yachtmasters and volunteers – civilian, ex-service and serving who help military veterans get on the right track.

We use Royal Yachting Association (RYA) sailing courses to support Armed Forces personnel who have been affected by military operations.  We also provide sailing trips to enable Service families who have been affected by operations to spend some time together on a skippered yacht. 

Service personnel who have experienced hostile conditions on deployed operations often have difficulty readjusting to normal life. It can sometimes be difficult  to share these highly stressful experiences and emotions with friends and family.  The instinct can often be to try and protect families and loved ones by not discussing how we feel.

At Turn to Starboard we regularly witness that it is easier to share experiences with others who have served in the Forces. By grouping these individuals together, we allow them to begin their journey of readjustment. We aim to help people leaving the Armed Forces gain qualifications that will help them find new careers in the marine industry.

The comradeship through shared experience can prove invaluable… but we are not just about that. By providing internationally recognised courses through the Royal Yachting Association, we support our beneficiaries to develop new careers while setting them on a more positive path for their future.

If you would like to get in touch with our team here at Turn to Starboard simply:

Call: 01326 314262

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You can write to us or pop in to say ‘hi’ at Turn to Starboard,
Falmouth Marina, North Parade, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 2TD

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