Young Carers Cardiff and Vale Tall Ships Reardon Smith Foundation

Tall Ships for Young Carers is sponsored by Reardon Smith RC Cardiff St Davids and Cardiff East. Sailing from British ports to Channel & Scilly Isles; France and Ireland & led by Paul Johnson; Cathy Wild; Patrick Keily,Barrie Cooper & Peter Coleman

Sailing and Sail Training 

All sailing and sail training are a life changing experience for the Young Carers they are at sea working together as a crew sailing the ships and yachts. It shows them a world they have never seen; they come back with self confidence and proud of themselves. They can look beyond their own immediate troubles and look toward the future. They are able to talk with confidence where many could hardly talk before the voyage. All enjoy coming to dinner meeting the members and giving a talk on their experiences. All their parents thank Rotary for permanently changing their children and are amazed at the lasting transformation

Tall Ships 3 mast Brigantine (called pirate ship by Young Carers) from Brixham to Barry or Swansea or Cardiff  or Falmouth to Portsmouth via Scilly isles and Ireland and is a 7 day voyage. The Brig will take a crew of 48 Youngsters and we normally send up 5 Young Carers on 3 seperate voyages each year. Rotary escourt the Young Carers to and from the Tall Ship and provide al necessay insurances. This is supported by the Reardon Smith Trust and lead by Paul Johnson and Jim Price Rotary Cardiff East; Patrick Kiely; and Peter Coleman of RC Cardiff St.Davids. Tall Ships allow bursarys for young carers and some costs can be recovered under DSG Rotary funding.

This is a fantastic experience for the Young Carers and gives them confidence for the future 


Gareth, Nathan and Marcus at Southampton (Brixham-Channel isles-Cherbourg-Southamptonthampton)


Brixham Harbour

Neil and Georgia at Brixham Harbour (Southampton-Scilly Isles-Ireland-Brixham)

Jacob Andrew,Abbi-jo Charlotte at Brixham harbour. Brixham-Scilly ilsles Ireland-Barry






 Young Carers Leah; Stacey; Aimee & Taylor at Brixham (Brixham-Scillly-Barry)

Swansea Prince of wales dock








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