Nominations open for MDL’s Sail Training Awards 2022
MDL Marinas is seeking nominations for its Sail Training Awards 2022. The awards offer 12 inspirational young people the opportunity to enjoy a unique sailing experience with the Ocean Youth Trust South onboard its sail training vessel, Prolific.
MDL is looking for nominations for young people aged between 12 and 18, who have overcome adverse personal circumstances, shown exceptional accomplishments and achievements, or who have supported those around them.
Third party nominations from people who are in contact with young people, including teachers, guide or scout leaders, youth group leaders, friends and employers are welcome, as are those from within the marine trade.
The voyage will take place 9-14 April 2022, with the winners becoming involved in all aspects of life on board, including hoisting sails, helping with maintenance, sailing the boat at night, and cooking and cleaning with the rest of the crew.
Being onboard Prolific helps to build confidence and creates a sense of responsibility and pride. For the past 40 years, MDL Marinas has developed a close relationship with Ocean Youth Trust South, recognising the charity’s fantastic work with young people and the life changing experience that sailing can offer.
Each year, MDL sponsors a five-day trip aboard Prolific for twelve inspirational young people, forming the basis of its Sail Training Awards.
The winners will be selected from the regions in which MDL Marinas are located: the South West, Dorset, Hampshire, Thames Valley, and East Coast.
Nominations can be made online and close on Friday 14 January 2022.