Portsmouth student wins chance to take part in sailing adventure

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SIX young sailors – including one from Portsmouth – are due to embark upon a sailing adventure tomorrow.

Chloe Sharmen, 15, of Miltoncross School, in Milton Road, was picked as a winner of the MDL’s Sail Training Awards.

Winners were selected due to their exceptional accomplishments, or for overcoming adverse personal circumstances.

As a prize, Chloe will be on a sailing boat for a week, which is operated by the Ocean Youth Trust South.

MDL’s chief operating officer Jon Eads said: ‘Our Sail Training Awards is a very important initiative for us and we have so far helped more than a hundred youngsters to experience something truly exceptional.’

During the trip the winners will learn about health and safety aboard the boat, how to navigate, trimming sails, scrubbing down and cooking for the crew.

Mark Todd, chief executive of Ocean Youth Trust South, said: ‘The MDL Sail Training Awards have brought some truly inspirational young people to sail with us, and we are very proud to be associated with the scheme.

‘Many of the young people have been through very difficult experiences but have still made every effort to do well and to support others. We aim to reward them.’

For more information go tosailtrainingawards.co.uk

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