Tall Ships Youth Trust

Vitamin Sea-Voyages for Disadvantaged Young People

Our aim is to provide 25 disadvantaged young people aged 12-25 years with ‘Vitamin Sea’ by enabling them to participate in a potentially life-changing Tall Ships Youth Trust voyage, where they will develop the skills and self-worth needed to realise their true potential and improve their wellbeing.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021

Registered Charity in England and Wales (314229)

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Championed by The Childhood Trust


  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Sports/RecreationSports/Recreation


  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)


United Kingdom


We’re aiming to improve the physical & mental wellbeing of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. We know that these young people often lack the same opportunities as their more well-off peers. Many feel that they’re being defined only by their circumstances which has a negative impact on their self-worth. They lack the confidence & self-esteem to reach their true potential at home, in education or in their communities & often struggle to interact well with others, leaving them isolated.


A voyage with us provides the young people with a truly life-changing opportunity. Onboard, they’ll develop a range of skills which can be transferred to their everyday lives to help them overcome their problems & thrive. Working as a team, they’ll take part in all aspects of running & sailing the vessel. Our highly experienced crew will focus on their strengths, not their weaknesses, which creates opportunities for success, builds self-esteem & provides a positive learning experience.

  • The past year has been so tough. When our young people returned from remote learning, we really noticed how much they had missed out on socialising, they had forgotten how to talk to one another in class. These voyages are so important important in helping to rebuild their confidence and wellbeing.

    — Careers Coordinator at a Community School:

  • The voyage made my mental health a lot better, I didn’t have so much to think about and I could clear my mind.

    — Dwayne (13)

  • The trip was so much more than I expected. I didn’t realise how much of the sailing responsibility we would be given, and this really made us bond and work together as a team. I got to lead half of the crew on the night navigation exercise and once I got over my nerves, I came into my zone.

    — Daniel (17)

  • It’s great to get out of the city and feel free outdoors especially, after lockdown when we felt so trapped.

    — Rufus (13)