The Cirdan Trust was founded in 1983 to serve young people in the south-east of England and the Faramir Trust in 1991 to do the same for those of the northeast.  In 2002, the two trusts were conjoined under the title The Cirdan Sailing Trust.

Today the Trust operates three boats, Duet, Faramir and Queen Galadriel to take mainly disadvantaged young people on sailing trips.

The Cirdan Sailing Trust aims to:

  • Provide disadvantaged young people with the opportunity for self-development from the experience of living and working on large sailing boats.
    However, we do not confine its activities to the provision of sail training voyages. An integral and most important part of the work of the Trust is to provide the environment in which Youth Leaders can work with groups in their care. 
  • Work primarily with groups of young people from youth organisations across the spectrum.
    We are especially concerned to support leaders who work with the socially, physically and mentally disadvantaged. 
  • Provide a well-structured environment in which group leaders can build up fruitful working relationships with the young people in their care as an extension to work done in their home environment.
  • Develop the awareness of the young people to both the thrill of sailing and the need to integrate with each other to remain in control of the potentially harsh environment in which they find themselves. It’s our intention to make every voyage a rewarding life experience in a safe, positive and challenging environment.

For further information please get in touch:

The Cirdan Sailing Trust
Bradwell Marina
Telephone: 01621 776684
Registered Charity No: 1091598