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Photo Credit: Trinity Sailing

Leader '18

In April a group of ten wounded, injured or sick veterans will embark in ‘The Leader’, a Brixham trawler built in 1892, for six days of sailing adventure on the seas to the south of Devon and in the outer Channel.

The Group is varied with its members coming from very different Service backgrounds and carrying a variety of disabilities.

Our aim is to ensure that everyone has a rewarding experience.

The Leader is owned and run by the Trinity Sailing Foundation.

The Team will be accompanied by a Board Member from the Lest We Forget Association, which is generously sponsoring this expedition. He will be joined by an ex-Royal Naval person, who has considerable experience of command at sea, and a Patron from 65 Degrees North.

We will sail wherever the skipper choses to take us, but our aim is to ensure we encounter adventure and learn something of the ways of the sea

                              Photo Credit: Trinity Sailing

“I realised that I had become too dependant on others but this challenge has provided an opportunity for me to step well away from my comfort zone and discover how I could cope in a totally new environment” 

~ John Evans, Blind Veterans UK