Follow the Voyage
Whats it all about?
- Sailing the almost 90 year old Gaff Ketch Tectona 1500 nautical miles around the coastal waters of the United Kingdom. A Voyage of Recovery.
- Starting on the 1st August 2012 completing 12 legs with each crew on board for 5 days of sailing around the clock in 3 hour shifts – working as a team to ensure the boat reaches its destination in good time.
- Sailing the Tectona is hard physical work involving serious team efforts to raise the anchor, sails and keep the boat tidy as well as individual commitments to learning new skills. It is designed to build confidence and provide service users with a positive experience that can help them stay clear of drugs and alcohol in the future
- With a £70.000 fundraising target to cover the cost of the voyage, service users and staff have been doing anything from packing bags in local supermarkets to sponsored mountain climbing, cycling and swimming. We have also been accepting donations via our just giving page
- The Voyage of recovery is being used as part of all our service users’ active recovery. All participants remain abstinent throughout and it is hoped their participation will help prove that this can be an effective aid to long term recovery. We hope to give out the message that staying off drugs can lead to positive experiences.
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