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The Ocean Youth Trust
The OYT has been in existancenow for over forty years and is the larget sail training oganisation in the UK we take youth aged 14 years - 25 years on experimental learning sail training voyages from all over the ountry and after recent re-organisation into regional groups this is our first venture into trditional Tall Ships, having previously used 40' modern yachts.
We are members of the Association of Sea Traning Organisations - ASTO and are registered as a educational charity. In 2005 the OYT under the Eastern Region will be operating a Top Sail Schooner, which is currently being refurbished to replicate H.M.S. Pickle which was the communications vessel for the Admiral Lord Nelson's fleet at Trafalgar. It was the vessel that brought the news back to the UK of the stunning British victory and the sad loss of Lord Nelson.
Photo courtesy of Forest Prints (Ian Thomas)