Thursday, April 12, 2012
Brewin Dolphin, one of the UK’s largest independent private client investment managers is proud to announce that it is supporting the London to Portland Small Ships Race 2012.
A large fleet of Sail Training vessels will race to Portland this summer. In the second weekend in June, 300 young people from London and Dorset will gather in West India Docks to prepare for the London to Portland Small Ships Race. 25 vessels ranging from 100 year old pilot cutters to modern ocean racing yachts are due to take part in an offshore race from London to Portland, and each boat will be crewed by young people from 12 years upwards.
The charities running the vessels use Sail Training to provide life changing opportunities for young and disabled people from across the UK. The race is organised by ASTO, the Association of Sail Training Organisations.
Sarah Soar, Regional Director of Brewin Dolphin said; “Brewin Dolphin is notoriously passionate about sailing and this is an exciting project – one that we are very pleased to be supporting. It is a great opportunity for young people to compete with each other whilst learning valuable life skills. Sailing has the great ability to bring people together - good luck to all those involved.”
The ships will depart West India Docks in London on 11th June, 2012 and race to Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy, arriving on 15th June, 2012. On the 16th June, HM The Queen’s representative in Dorset, the Lord Lieutenant Val Pitt-Rivers will start another race within Weymouth Bay. The races will be followed with a prize-giving at the Academy in the evening of the 16th.
Places are available for young people to take part in this fantastic adventure. Any young people or youth groups interested in taking part should contact ASTO on 02392 503 222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. To find out more about Sail Training, take a look at www.uksailtraining.org