Guernsey’s Set Sail Trust invites sponsorship for Bristol Cutters Week held from 17 to 21 June 2013

May 10th, 2013 by Set Sail Trust

(please click the image to download an application form as a PDF file to your computer)

(please click the image to download an application form as a PDF file to your computer)

The Set Sail Trust recently celebrated its 7th anniversary.

In 2013 it has launched a new initiative for local businesses to get involved in the charity’s good work.

The Trust invites companies to become a Corporate Ambassador of the Set Sail Trust and sponsor a Bristol Cutter.

This support will help people in the local community who wouldn’t normally have access to certain nautical activities.

For a donation of £1,000 the Corporate Ambassadors will:

  • Fund a day of sailing for underprivileged groups, special needs schools and the States chosen primary school for that year
  • Gain automatic entry into the Bristol Cutters Evening Challenge – great for corporate hospitality or for staff team building
  • Get recognition as a Corporate Ambassador on the Set Sail Trust website and marketing material surrounding the Bristol Cutters Week on 17-21 June 2013
  • Have the option to use the Set Sail Trust logo on their own marketing material

Anyone interested in becoming a Corporate Ambassador can download an application form from the Set Sail Trust website.

The Set Sail Trust was established in 2006 by three local businesses – Deutsche Bank, Cable & Wireless and the Long Port Group.

Today is it supported by Deutsche Bank, The Long Port Group, The Partnership and International Asset Monitor, with representatives from each organisation acting as committee members to direct the activities of the Trust.

The Trust was originally set up with three objectives:

  • To support underprivileged members of the community who wish to become involved with nautically themed activities.
  • To support the development of marine activities within Guernsey’s schools and clubs.
  • Raise the awareness of Guernsey’s nautical history.

Over the years The Sail Trust has been involved with a number of initiatives, including bringing over the Bristol Pilot Cutters for a week each summer.

Bristol Cutters Week on 17-21 June 2013

Bristol Pilot Cutters Week will be held from 17 to 21 June 2013 (click image to expand – image courtesy of Set Sail Trust)

Each year has seen over 250 children from a broad spectrum of charitable groups and local schools participate in sailing the ships, giving them an insight into the necessary seamanship skills and also learning about the history of the Bristol Cutters.

The Trust has also helped to fund The Guernsey History in Action Company’s live outdoor performances.

The ‘Living History’ performances take place at Castle Cornet, from May to September and bring alive Guernsey’s varied maritime history in an engaging way for people of all ages.

The Trust has funded the Guernsey Sailing Trust’s ‘Team 15’ initiative with seven new windsurfing rigs to help school children learn how to windsurf at Ladies Bay.

Working with Outdoor Guernsey, Herm Island and Trident Travel, The Set Sail Trail Trust has funded six Herm activity weekends for families with children with communication or social problems.

Guernsey’s Action for Children and the Youth Justice group identify young people who will benefit from the experience.

Andrea Nightingale, the Coordinator of the States of Guernsey’s Drug & Alcohol Strategy who was involved with the planning explained how important this activity is to families on the island.

Andrea Nightingale,

Andrea Nightingale, States of Guernsey Drug & Alcohol Strategy Co-ordinator (©RLLord)

“It has been wonderful to be able to offer this amazing experience to families, so that they can spend time away from home, enjoy each other’s company in a relaxed and safe environment and try out new activities together which they may not have been able to experience before. It is too good an opportunity to miss,” she said.

His Excellency the Lt Governor Air Marshal Peter Walker said “I was delighted to be invited to be Patron of the Set
 Sail Trust when I arrived in the Bailiwick of Guernsey.”

This admirable charity aims to provide access to the
 maritime environment of Guernsey for young people, 
particularly those who for whatever reason are
 disadvantaged by ability or circumstances.”

 the much appreciated support of our sponsors, the Trust encourages active participation in educational
 and leisure boating and sailing activities that increase personal confidence, and develop communication, teamwork and leadership skills that benefit both the individual and the community at large,” he said.


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