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One of the primary objectives of the Poole Harbour Boat Show has always been to encourage more people onto the water. As part of a charitable partnership with Ocean Youth Trust South, we are offering 12 deserving, local young people the opportunity to participate in a 5 night voyage aboard the sail training vessel ‘Prolific’ between 21st – 26th August 2019.


A voyage with Ocean Youth Trust South is not just about learning to sail, a voyage is designed to develop confidence, team-working, the ability to cope with unfamiliar situations, and tolerance and understanding of others. This potentially life changing opportunity is open to all young people from Dorset, aged 12 -18 years.

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You can nominate anyone, it might be someone that’s doing well at school, be a young carer, someone that’s shown an incredible act of courage, or simply someone that you think deserves a treat. We want you to tell us the reason why your unsung hero should be chosen and nominating a young person couldn’t be easier, simply fill in our online form.

Nominate a young person form:
Does the young person live in Dorset?
Do you have the parent's/guardian's permission for the young person to participate
Is the young person available on the voyage dates?
Is the young person available to attend Boat Show on chosen day for press presentation?

*Please note that the selected participants will be required to fill in an Ocean Youth Trust South booking form before a place on the voyage can be confirmed. This form will ask for details of medical conditions, physical or learning difficulties, behaviour issues etc., in order that we can be certain that people can safely take part in the voyage, and to ensure that appropriate support can be provided to everyone on board. If you are concerned that you may be nominating a young person who will have anything of this nature to declare, please feel free to contact to discuss in confidence whether the young person is likely to be eligible for the voyage. The Ocean Youth Trust privacy notices can be found: here


Thanks for submitting!


- Open to young people age 12 – 18 years old (at the time of the trip)

- The entries will be judged by a panel. The panel will select whom they feel are the most deserving, regardless of the number of nominations received.

- Nominations close at 11.59pm on Friday 3rd May 2019.

- Voyage dates are non-negotiable.

- Individuals must be available to sail from Brixham to Poole between 21st – 26th August 2019.

- Selected participants would need to be willing to be available for promotional activities around the Poole Harbour Boat Show and the Ocean Youth Trust Voyage.

- The prize is non- transferable and has no monetary value.

- Selected participants must adhere to the Ocean Youth Trust South’s  T&C’s

- Permissions from parents/guardians will be needed for participation in the voyage.

- Selected participants will be required to fill in an Ocean Youth Trust South booking form before a place on the voyage can be confirmed.

Charity Registration No. 1079959

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