Community Projects

Working with young people and the community

Falmouth sailing tuition

Sail into Life Project in partnership with Helston Phoenix 1291278240phoenixlogo14mmat300dpi-w146.jpgMentoring Project

The Helston Phoenix Mentoring Project aims to work with young people who have social and emotional difficulties, low self esteem, low self worth, lack confidence and isolate themselves from their peers.

Our young people take part in monthly mentoring courses. We work closely with our local police officers, Royal Navy, town and county councillors. 
Our young people take pride in community based projects for the town. Anti social behaviour and truancy has decreased.

Our most recent project, The MAD Project (Making a Difference) takes place once a month at RNAS Culdrose. The young people are mentored by officers on a monthly basis and they take part in all manner of activities, such as Scuba Diving, Fire fighting and Survival Activities.

We have been awarded funding from The Big Lottery Awards for All.

We have linked our project with Falmouth School of Sailing and Sea Sanctuary to form the Sail into Life Project.

The Sea Sanctuary provides a therapeutic environment on board a classic yacht, that trained counsellors can use to involve young people in team building activities.

Falmouth School of Sailing teach our young people the basics of sailing.

The activities provided by all three projects raise aspiration, self esteem and confidence. We are breaking down the barriers in the community as each of these projects greatly improves the young persons social skills when working with adults and peers.

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The Carrick Sailing Project 2010-2011

The Falmouth School of Sailing (FSOS) and Trysail are working in partnership to present a 2010/11 program of sailing to Cornish teenagers funded through Cornwall Councils European Social Funded Convergence Freestyle Project, and delivered by Cornwall Marine Network in collaboration with the Learning Partnership for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

The partnership known as the Carrick Sailing Project deliver yacht based sailing weeks, to help young people boost their self-esteem and team-building skills.

The courses will offer the chance to gain a RYA Competent Crew certificate along with Basic RYA First Aid. As well as practical sailing, the courses are designed to hone literacy and numeracy as students learn to navigate, plot charts and maintain logs.

Training will be provided aboard a range of 40-46ft yachts. Small group sizes will give students the chance to be hands on and involved with the day to day running of the vessel. This will include cooking nutritious meals, being responsible for the cleanliness and tidiness of communal areas and personal kit.

Our nautical classroom is designed to help young people re-engage in learning, gain an insight into the marine industry and improve their prospects of employment.

The Carrick Sailing Project is collaboration between 2 existing Cornish businesses. Both are established Falmouth based companies, currently running RYA training operations. FSOS also provides training for the E2E scheme and is experienced in managing courses for young people.

The Carrick Sailing Project offers value for money to the funding organisations. We aim to deliver a truly life changing experience to young people, at the lowest cost.