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Welcome to the Guernsey Sailing Trust

We are a local charity, established in 1988 to making sailing accessbile for all local children.  We have since expanded and now offer sailing and powerboating tuition to all ages.  Our Sailability programme caters for those additional needs.  We believe that learning to sail and powerboat should be accessible to everyone in the Bailiwick.

We are a Royal Yachting Association Recognised Training Centre and a Guernsey Sports Commission SportsMark accredited centre.

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Friends of the GST Quiz!

Friends of the GST Quiz!

The GST will be holding a Quiz on Friday 20th April at Le Rondin School (7pm for a 7.30pm start)....

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Coronavirus Update

It is with regret that, with the evolving Covid-19 situation on our beautiful island, the Guernsey...

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Guernsey Sailing Trust

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The Guernsey Sailing Trust is an RYA training centre for sailing, windsurfing and powerboat courses,

Lean more about our coastline and how to safely explore it!!

Lean more about our coastline and how to safely explore it!!Pilotage Awareness Trip
Back by popular demand, starting the 2024 season we have a Pilotage trip planned for Sunday 7th April at 1130.

Ever wanted to have a look at the various hazards at low water? This is a great way to improve spatial awareness by seeing many of those 'green bits' on the Admiralty Chart or plotter. Also learn the value of knowing the height of tide at any given time in relation to your draft and under keel clearance.

We will be embarking on a 3 hour trip, departing from the Inter Island Quay at 1130 to take advantage of the Spring Low Water at 1250 of 1.0m (predicted). We will guide you through the various passages of the Little Russel, St Martin's Point, Herm & Jethou, providing information on drying heights, clearing marks and transits.

This 3 hour trip costs £35 per person and space is limited, which is subject to favourable weather.

Book online at www.guernseycoastalcruises.com/sailingschedule
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6 days ago
Hello everyone, we are looking for a bit of help collecting some feedback... dont worry, there are no scary forms!  We would love you to write a sentence or two about what the GST means to you (it doesnt even have to be about sailing!).  These will be used anonymously in some posters and funding applications.  Either leave your quote in the comments or message/email us privately - we would love to here from anyone who has been involved with the GST.  THANK YOU!

Hello everyone, we are looking for a bit of help collecting some feedback... don't worry, there are no scary forms! We would love you to write a sentence or two about what the GST means to you (it doesn't even have to be about sailing!). These will be used anonymously in some posters and funding applications. Either leave your quote in the comments or message/email us privately - we would love to here from anyone who has been involved with the GST. THANK YOU! ... See MoreSee Less

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The Sailing Trust has been incredible for all three of my children. My eldest is now considering a career in the boat/sailing industry, while my younger two have developed a deep love for the ocean. Through the Sailing Trust, they've grown in confidence and gained immense respect for the sea. Attending Herm school and being fortunate under Mary Carey, they have been blessed with wonderful opportunities, and the Sailing Trust played a significant role in that journey.

When reading Swallows and Amazons a few years ago, Herm School pupils were fortunate and excited to be offered sailing lessons with Guernsey Sailing Trust. From that first set of sessions up to last summer 2023, I saw them not only learn to sail, ( which is an amazing skill in itself) but watched their confidence, resilience, team building skills and communication skills blossom under the excellent friendly staff’s teaching. Under the Trust’s encouragement and guidance, the children gained very precious life skills, having many unforgettable experiences such as seeing dolphins; watching the island games close up ; exhilarating rib rides ; learning to navigate our island waters and on one occasion, some pupils independently sailed back to Herm Island. Thank you so very much for everything . I cannot express how very precious our experience was. Every local school child should be able to experience this and thanks to the existence of the trust , they can. I hope you will always be able to continue to enrich children’s lives and make them magical.

I cannot thank the Guernsey Sailing Trust enough. For all there hard work with my son Alex over the year's on the model yacht pond and out on the sea in the Hark 20, the RSZest sailing yacht, and the Ribs etc, And for all the amazing father and son members that Alex and I will remember forever, everyone down there does such an amazing job and has made so many memories for so many families over the year's, Alex is looking forward to Sailing again this year

Our 35th Anniversary Celebration Event is taking place on 9 March. You haven’t got tickets or you already have plans that evening? Don’t worry you can still support this event by buying some raffle tickets! There are some wonderful prizes and you will be supporting our great charity. Please get in touch to arrange buying some or find them for sale at:
Boatworks
Guernsey Yacht Club 
Soundtrack 
Guernsey Sailing Trust

Our 35th Anniversary Celebration Event is taking place on 9 March. You haven’t got tickets or you already have plans that evening? Don’t worry you can still support this event by buying some raffle tickets! There are some wonderful prizes and you will be supporting our great charity. Please get in touch to arrange buying some or find them for sale at:
Boatworks
Guernsey Yacht Club
Soundtrack
Guernsey Sailing Trust
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1 week ago
There are now only 3 SEATS LEFT for our 35th Anniversary Dinner!  These tickets will be for sale until Friday - please lets your friends and family know and see if they want to join us!  It should be a really fun evening :-)

There are now only 3 SEATS LEFT for our 35th Anniversary Dinner! These tickets will be for sale until Friday - please lets your friends and family know and see if they want to join us! It should be a really fun evening 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago
Would you like to gain experience as a Company Secretary or a Director? 

The Guernsey Sailing Trust LBG is currently looking for two volunteers to join its board and these positions are perfect for someone looking to gain director-level experience – all while providing the Guernsey community with a valuable resource and service.

Candidates will ideally have knowledge and experience in one or more of these key areas:

- Company secretarial and corporate governance
- Law - in particular property or employment
- Property management and maintenance
- Sailing and/or powerboating

Duties will include attending four board/management committee meetings, AGMs and ad hoc directors’ meetings as required. The Company Secretary will also be responsible for taking minutes and filing necessary paperwork with the Guernsey Registry.

As a registered charity the Guernsey Sailing Trust LBG provides sailing, boating and watersports opportunities from its base at Castle Emplacement to more than 2000 young people and adults each year. This includes free sessions for schools and sailability groups along with a range of paid-for courses for all age groups and abilities.

There are two full-time and permanent employees with a range of part-time and volunteer assistant instructors and helpers.

To register your interest in one of these roles please contact Guernsey Sailing Trust LBG Chair Chris Chilton at chris@orchardpr.com by the 23rd February 2024.

Would you like to gain experience as a Company Secretary or a Director?

The Guernsey Sailing Trust LBG is currently looking for two volunteers to join its board and these positions are perfect for someone looking to gain director-level experience – all while providing the Guernsey community with a valuable resource and service.

Candidates will ideally have knowledge and experience in one or more of these key areas:

- Company secretarial and corporate governance
- Law - in particular property or employment
- Property management and maintenance
- Sailing and/or powerboating

Duties will include attending four board/management committee meetings, AGMs and ad hoc directors’ meetings as required. The Company Secretary will also be responsible for taking minutes and filing necessary paperwork with the Guernsey Registry.

As a registered charity the Guernsey Sailing Trust LBG provides sailing, boating and watersports opportunities from its base at Castle Emplacement to more than 2000 young people and adults each year. This includes free sessions for schools and sailability groups along with a range of paid-for courses for all age groups and abilities.

There are two full-time and permanent employees with a range of part-time and volunteer assistant instructors and helpers.

To register your interest in one of these roles please contact Guernsey Sailing Trust LBG Chair Chris Chilton at chris@orchardpr.com by the 23rd February 2024.
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2 weeks ago