Dinghies sailing on river Thames

Encouraging young people to undertake new maritime experiences

To mark the retirement of Ian Davies from our Board of Directors and in support of the Marine Society and the Sea Cadets in delivering life-enhancing opportunities to young people and seafarers, we recently sponsored two new RS Zest Dinghies.

25 June 2019

Supporting future seafarers

The dinghies, which are now named TS Ian Davies and TS BMT, will provide the cadets with access to new boating experiences.

The Sea Cadets charity plays a vital role in helping young people at the most challenging times in their lives. As the UK's largest nautical youth development charity, they inspire young people through activities on the water – from kayaking and tall ship experiences to training and qualifications. The charity is growing year on year, helping more young people navigate a sometimes overwhelming world by gaining confidence and resilience to succeed.

With these aims in mind, we were delighted to support the Sea Cadets with the sponsorship of two of their new RS Zest Dinghies. By doing so, the charity will continue to invest in the future of young people.

To celebrate the launch of these vessels, the Sea Cadets hosted an event in Portsmouth where Chief Executive Martin Cole welcomed Ian Davies and his family and several BMT personnel to the event. BMT Capability and Strategy Director, Guy Tomlinson, was given the honour of launching TS BMT, whilst Ian Davis launched TS Ian Davies.

We are proud to contribute, in a small way, to the continued development and training of the cadets and hopes that the boats will be in use for many years to come.

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