Isle of Wight sailing charity UKSA hopes to help unemploted young people back to work.
UNEMPLOYED young people can take advantage of a week-long sailing experience designed to boost their confidence and team skills thanks to Isle of Wight charity UKSA and the Prince’s Trust.
The organisations are working together to offer a residential sailing experience as part of the Team programme, run by UKSA and Isle of Wight YMCA, aimed at tackling youth unemployment.
Team was launched in 1990, but this is the first time a residential sailing element has been included, according to a UKSA spokeswoman.
As part of the experience, participants will spend time living alongside each other on an ocean-racing yacht.
Richard Thornton, UKSA chief executive, said: "The participants experience the esprit de corps of living and working in close proximity to one another, which gives them hugely beneficial life and work skills.
"As part of this residential element, the participants learn about opportunities to work in the wider maritime industry, which is for most an avenue they have never considered before."
The programme is free and will not effect Jobseeker’s Allowance. It includes a five-day residential element, a community project and two weeks work experience and CV writing opportunities.