Find your sea legs on a Tall Ship

YOUNG people in Northumberland are being offered the chance to find their sea legs aboard one of the world’s most magnificent Tall Ships.

The Northumbria branch of the Tall Ships Youth Trust has bursaries available for people to enjoy a three-day voyage on board the organisation’s Stavros S Niarchos, leaving from the Port of Blyth on Sunday.

It will head along the North East mainland before returning to port on Wednesday.

The bursary, worth £199, will cover the voyage fee and is open to people aged between 18 and 25.

Trust Chairman Mike Bloomfield said: “The sailing trip is a fantastic opportunity to take part in a life changing and lifelong learning experience.

“No previous sailing experience is required as training will be given on board.

“The trip will be very hands on and participants will get the chance to get some experience in all aspects of sailing, steering the ship, setting the sails, looking at navigation charts and even climbing the masts.

“It is a real adventure and with up to 50 people on board it’s a great way to work as a team and to make new friends.”

The traditional square rigged sailing ship will be visiting the area for the Blyth Renewables Festival, organised by The Port of Blyth and Northumberland County Council, this weekend.

It will be berthed at the quayside on Saturday and Sunday and visitors will be invited to tour the ship.

For more details, contact Trevor Paine on 07985 916357.