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Victa: Infinity Project 16-18 yrs!

Infinity Project with British Exploring Society & Jubilee Sailing Trust

British Exploring Society & Jubilee Sailing Trust ‘Infinity’ Project

original Post by victa.org.uk

Date: 26 October to 3 November 2018
Cost: £150 (payment deadline 30th September 2018)
Age: 16 to 18 years
Land expedition: Fri 26 to Monday 29 October 2018 (4 days, 3 nights), Dartmoor National Park
Sea voyage: Monday 29 October to Saturday 3 November 2018 (5 nights, 5 days), Southampton/English Channel
Closing date: 30 September 2018

Join the British Exploring Society and Jubilee Sailing Trust in a land and sea expedition on their pilot programme ‘Infinity’. This is a nine day joint land and sea expedition where you must be willing to challenge yourself both physically and mentally and support your fellow explorers amongst a diverse, mixed ability expedition group.

For four days and three nights you and your team will work together on the wild moors of Dartmoor carrying heavy rucksacks, trekking all day across strange, rough terrain, then putting up your tent and cooking your own dinner.

On the fourth night you will board Tenacious, a sailing ship, on the south coast of England. She’s a very special ship. She is fully equipped to be crewed by a mixed ability crew, both disabled and non-disabled. For the next 5 days, everyone will work together as a member of the ship’s crew. You will learn to keep watch (including overnight, even on the first night), helm the ship, set the sails, go aloft up the rigging, work in the galley and clean the ship.

This nine days will be very demanding – but also extremely rewarding.

Do you have the resilience to get yourself through that and to support your teammates if they are struggling? Could you cope with an emotional roller coaster? One minute you could be exhilarated, the next frustrated. One moment it is the hardest day of your life, the next your greatest achievement. Are you the sort of person that enjoys the challenge? Will you be ready to support your teammates when they are feeling down? Can you ask for help when you are feeling low? Do you want to discover your capacity, to focus on what you can do (not what you can’t)? Do you want to develop new levels of self-confidence, independence, empathy and knowledge to take with you throughout your personal and professional life?

Please read through the downloadable PDF at the bottom of this section, containing further details of the land expedition and the sea voyage, as well as an example of a typical 24 hour period.

There will be NO VICTA staff or volunteers on this trip. The Leadership team for the Infinity pilot will include both male and female staff. 12 expedition and watch leaders, including two medical professionals will accompany the 28 explorers on both land and sea elements. On the sea voyage, the team will also be accompanied by the ship’s permanent crew.

Participants will need to make their own way to the start point (Dartmoor National Park) and arrange travel from the final destination (Southampton Docks).

We would also like successful participants to write about their experiences on the expedition that would feature on the VICTA website.

Link to VICTA website and form below

https://www.victa.org.uk/exploring-society/

Please apply via the link to their online form below (deadline 30th September 2018).

http://bit.ly/VictaInfinityProject

Please select ‘VICTA’ when answering ‘Through which organisation did you hear about the Infinity Programme?’

 

Tall Ship Adventure with VICTA!

Tall Ship Adventure 2019 with JST and VICTA

Tall Ship Adventure

VICTA is partnering with the Jubilee Sailing Trust to give five adventurous souls the chance to embark on a voyage of a lifetime!

Jubilee Sailing Trust are the operators of the only two fully accessible tall ships in the world, on which we are delivering a sail training voyage for blind and partially sighted adults, aged 18 to 29 years. Being on board one of these remarkable ships will be a phenomenal experience designed to help build the confidence and resilience of those joining its crew.

Date: 17 to 23 June 2019  Age: 18 to 29 years
Duration: 6 nights on board the tall ship
Location: Sailing from Oban to Oban, Scotland
Cost per person: £900 (This can be paid in monthly instalments of £100 or via fundraising). Costs cover accommodation, bedding, all food and wet weather gear while on board the tall ship
Closing date: 31st August 2018

VICTA is subsiding this trip for our participants but you will need to raise the remaining amount of £900 to participate. We would encourage you to fundraise to support the cost of this voyage. We are advertising this opportunity early to give you the chance to raise the funds to reach your target. Five volunteers will also be fundraising for themselves from our corporate sponsors Highfield, in order to provide a one to one level of support on-board.

You don’t need any sailing experience to take part as you will acquire all the skills you need during the programme. To find out more about the voyage and The Jubilee Sailing Trust, please visit the website application page.

Applications close on Friday 31 August 2018 so please sign up soon via our website. If you have any questions please email activities@victa.org.uk or call 01908 240 831.

Tall Ship Adventure with VICTA!

Tall Ship Adventure 2019 with JST and VICTA
Venue:
Sailing from Oban to Oban, Scotland
Time:
N/A - N/A
Phone:
01908 240 831
Date:
31st August 2018
Cost:
£900 (This can be paid in monthly instalments of £100 or via fundraising). Costs cover accommodation, bedding, all food and wet weather gear while on board the tall ship


Tall Ship Adventure

VICTA is partnering with the Jubilee Sailing Trust to give five adventurous souls the chance to embark on a voyage of a lifetime!

Jubilee Sailing Trust are the operators of the only two fully accessible tall ships in the world, on which we are delivering a sail training voyage for blind and partially sighted adults, aged 18 to 29 years. Being on board one of these remarkable ships will be a phenomenal experience designed to help build the confidence and resilience of those joining its crew.

Closing date to apply: 31st August 2018

Date: 17 to 23 June 2019  Age: 18 to 29 years
Duration: 6 nights on board the tall ship
Location: Sailing from Oban to Oban, Scotland
Cost per person: £900 (This can be paid in monthly instalments of £100 or via fundraising). Costs cover accommodation, bedding, all food and wet weather gear while on board the tall ship.

VICTA is subsiding this trip for our participants but you will need to raise the remaining amount of £900 to participate. We would encourage you to fundraise to support the cost of this voyage. We are advertising this opportunity early to give you the chance to raise the funds to reach your target. Five volunteers will also be fundraising for themselves from our corporate sponsors Highfield, in order to provide a one to one level of support on-board.

You don’t need any sailing experience to take part as you will acquire all the skills you need during the programme. To find out more about the voyage and The Jubilee Sailing Trust, please visit the website application page.

Applications close on Friday 31 August 2018 so please sign up soon via our website. If you have any questions please email activities@victa.org.uk or call 01908 240 831.