News in May 2014

The Blue Seafood Co. sponsors ‘Tall Ships Challenge’ Posted on

We are delighted to announce our latest sponsor of the 2014 Tall Ships Challenge is The Blue Seafood Company, producers of the finest Westcountry crab.

Trevor Bartlett, MD of the company said: “As a Paignton boy born and bred and having had the privilege of sailing in the Tall Ships Race in 1972 I know how invaluable an experience like this could be to a young adult.

Having only recently learned of the opportunities offered to local young adults by Trinity we are really pleased to be able to support this adventure particularly as it a local charity supporting local people.

I’m sure once other companies like us get to hear and understand the charities purpose there will be no shortage of support”.

Toby Russell from Trinity added: “We are extremely grateful to Trevor and The Blue Seafood Company for their generous support which will directly enable deserving local young people to undertake this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

We have had lots of applications from young people for places at the international Tall Ships and following interviews later this week we look forward to announcing the successful candidates very soon”.

The Blue Seafood Company

Darthaven Marina Chandlery Open Event 17-18 May Posted on

Visit Darthaven Marina ‘Chandlery Open Event’ this weekend.

If you are looking for advice on the best safety gear or electrics or want to stock up on the latest in clothing and shoes then why not head down to see our friends at Darthaven Marina this weekend.

There’s also live demo’s of electrical equipments and loads of great offers to help you get your sailing off to a flying start in 2014.

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Darthaven Marina - Chandlery Event May 17-18th 2014

Perry Beeches students fundraising success Posted on

Students raise over £3,000 to go sailing on Leader

A group of 12 students from Perry Beeches The Academy in Birmingham have raised over £3,000 towards a sail training voyage on Leader in May. Over the past four months the students have worked tirelessly to raise funds through making and selling cakes, drinks and bracelets to running sponsored events such as non-uniform days and through donations.

Sarah Dorsett, Community and Partnership Manager at the school said:

“This has been a great opportunity for the students. They did not know each other prior to the trip and are now counting down the days to until they go to sea. Some of the students are literally bursting with excitement, wanting the 10th May to be here.

Three of the parents have been in today to gather information and thank the school for the confidence it has given to their children. They have said it has made the students appreciate the value of money and that it is very difficult to fund raise. We were overwhelmed with the innovative ideas that the students have come up with to raise these funds. As a team we really do deserve every single minute on the trip”.

The funds raised by the students from Perry Beeches have been matched by a bursary from Trinity which was made possible through funding support from Topsail Insurance. Laura Ruse, Manager at Topsail Insurance said:

“Topsail are delighted that our bursary funding is being used to support this group of students from Birmingham. The young people from Perry Beeches have really risen to the challenge of fundraising for their voyage. I think their hard work will add further value to the whole sail training experience”.

Leader wheel