Some 8000 young kiwi’s have now benefited from an experience on one of our yachts. Steinlager 2 and Lion NZ are unique platforms from which our Youth Development programmes can be delivered. For many students to sail and live on-board is a challenging environment.  It takes them out of their comfort zone, provides new challenges and presents opportunities for learning.

Our programmes form life skills like leadership, teamwork and communication. Learning to navigate, sail, cook and live on a maxi yacht leaves each team member with a sense of achievement and fulfillment at the end of their journey. The expected outcomes from our programs are increases in self confidence, social competence, personal responsibility, values awareness, task leadership, active initiative, time management, social service and environmental ethics.

Whilst the NZ Sailing Trust works tirelessly to ensure our programme cost is as affordable as possible the reality is for some schools and more so families any additional cost is prohibitive thus creating a barrier for affected participants from coming on our programmes.

Help us remove this barrier and provide the opportunity for a Young New Zealander to grow their life skills with the NZ Sailing Trust

Sponsor a participant for $165.00 incl GST for a day

Sponsor a group of 25 participants from a school for a day for $3,456.00 plus GST

 Your donation will be directly used to sponsor a programme with a schools in the mid to low decile demographic where funding is a challenge. A Tax Deductible Receipt will be provided.

 To find out more contact our CEO Paul Powney, paul@nzsailingtrust.com or 022 424 5055