Grantee and sailor, Charlie, successfully applied to the RGF for funds to enable him to pursue his dream of a career on superyachts.
Charlie required RGF funding to join the UKSA Superyacht Cadetship Course. A structured programme designed to train the future officers of the superyacht industry.
Charlie is now in remission after his fight with cancer. The support of the RGF has enabled him to join the UKSA cadet ship programme on the Isle of Wight with the ultimate goal of becoming an officer of the watch on superyacht sailing vessels. This will only be possible after a demanding four-year training programme.
Charlie is currently on his way to passing his RYA Yachtmaster professional qualification which also entails his completing 2500 miles sea sailing and rigorous theory examinations. This whole adventure has changed his life and could only be achieved with the assistance and kindness of the RGF.
It is so uplifting to see Charlies realising his dreams and everyone associated with the RGF wishes him every future success on the ocean waves! What a great photo, too.