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Come and see Trinity Sailing and Leader at the 2012 Southampton Boat Show Posted on

Join us on board Leader at the Southampton Boat Show from 20th to 23rd September

For the second year running Trinity is delighted to be back at the Southampton Boat Show. Last year we spent lots of time talking with people about our plans to restore a number of Leader’s features including a new deck, bulwarks and stanchions.

Now we are delighted to be going back and being able to show everyone all the good work that has gone on now the £250, 000 project part funded by the Heritage Lottery Project has been completed and she’s once again back in service taking people on sail training experiences and sailing holidays.

Last year we had in the region of 2,500 people visit Leader over the 3 days we were there, but this year we want to beat that – so join us to find out more about our sailing holidays, our RYA courses and our sail training for young people.

If you want to talk to us about booking a holiday or charter or you work for a school or youth group and want to discuss a sail training experience please speak to one of the Office Team (01803 883355) and we can arrange a one-to-one meeting on board Leader.

For more info on Leader at the Southampton Boat Show please visit the PSP Southhampton Boat Show

Leader at sea

Still chances to jump on board… Posted on

Join Trinity Sailing for a late summer getaway, with berths still available on two great voyages:


** Short break in the Solent 24th Sept**

If you are new to traditional sailing or fancy short hands-on sailing holidays, then hop on board for a 4 night cruise on the former Brixham trawler Leader.

The voyage departs Gosport on the 24th September, with sailing around the Solent and Isle of Wight before returning to Gosport on the 28th September. What better way to enjoy a late summer holiday than a sailing cruise on board Leader, fresh from her latest appearance at the Southampton Boat Show.

For more info go to our Short Breaks pages or call the Team on 01803 883355 to find out more.


** RYA course on Golden Vanity 20th Oct **

Why not end your summer with a new RYA course ‘under your belt’?

We still have some berths available on our 6 night RYA course departing 20th October from Brixham.

Our courses on board Golden Vanity give you the chance to really get to grips with handling a traditional sailing vessel, leaning new skills, visiting new places and above all having a great sailing experience. Our qualified instructors will guide you through all you need to start yourself on your sailing journey with options to take your ‘Start Yachting’ and ‘Competent Crew’ qualifications. If you are unsure about whether these courses are for you then speak to Nick or Matt in the office and they’ll give you all the info you need.

For more info go to our RYA courses pages or call Nick or Matt on 01803 883355 to find out more.

What better way to gain a RYA qualification than learning the traditional way!


Sunset at sea on Leader

2012 Sea Picnic success Posted on

On the 30th June at Anstey’s Cove, Torquay, over 200 guests joined the Trinity Sailing Foundation for the 2012 Sea Picnic, in aid of the Brixham-based charity.

The Sea Picnics were instigated by Ranulf Rayner, Vice-President of Trinity, to raise funds for the many hundreds of disadvantaged young people who benefit from sail training on Trinity’s historic vessels each year. The Sea Picnics have turned into a major date in the maritime calendar, and for 2012 Trinity teamed up with Sunseeker Torquay to deliver what is considered by many to be the best so far.

Guests were treated to a three course seafood lunch, with a jazz band and shanty singers, culminating in an air and sea ‘James Bond’ themed spectacular. As the crowds looked on from the cove, the villain ‘Blofeld’ arrived on a Sunseeker with an assortment of villains in support, who then captured the Trinity sailing trawlers moored in the cove. James Bond 007 arrived by helicopter to recapture the trawlers and see off Blofeld who, and after a number of bombing raids, was eventually captured and brought to land to be paraded in front of the cheering onlookers.

The Sea Picnic auction, which included an array of maritime art and excellent opportunities, helped bring the total raised from the day to just over £27,000.

Toby Russell, Development Manager at Trinity said: ‚ÄúThe 2012 Sea Picnic has been a tremendous success, our guests have had a fantastic day in Anstey’s Cove, enjoying the fine food and wine and of course getting to see James Bond defeat Blofeld and save our trawlers.

We are delighted with the funds that have been raised, and our thanks go to everyone that donated such generous items for the auction. Thanks also to Mr Philip Gibbs, Mr Mark Yallop, Vondeling Wines (South Africa), Pussers Rum, Sunseeker Torquay and the Teign Valley Sea Cadets and all the other supporters who have made the 2012 Sea Picnic such a success”.

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James Bond in helicopter rescues Trinity's trawlers from Blofeld

Provident helps celebrate Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Posted on

On Sunday 3 June, Provident, one of Trinity’s four historic vessels joined over 1,000 vessels to participate in the Queens Diamond Jubilee celebrations on the River Thames. It was one of the largest flotillas ever assembled on the river, with rowing boats, working boats and pleasure vessels of all shapes and sizes beautifully dressed and turned out in their finest rigs.

Provident was one of 50 vessels chosen to form the ‘avenue of sail’ through which the flotilla passed. Dressed-in-full and flying the county flag, she was looking her very best to represent Trinity and Devon – Trinity having been requested by the Lord Lieutenant to provide a vessel to represent the county.

A group of young people from Brixham Community College sailed Provident from Brixham to Ramsgate before handing over to a group of children from Keys Meadow Primary School from Enfield, North London who sailed Provident up the Thames to her mooring close by Tower Bridge.

For more news on the story go to the BBC website.


'Provident' at Thames Diamond Jubilee