Seas Your Future is the trading name of Adventure Under Sail (AUS), a UK-registered not for profit company (number 06569266) limited by guarantee, and charity (number 1124276) registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales.
AUS was formed in 2008 initially as a small charity managing funds to provide bursaries for young people undertaking sail related activities, and in 2012 took ownership of the tall ship Pelican of London. Its principle strategic aims, as set out in its Memorandum & Articles of Association, are:
“....to educate young people, through the provision of sailing or sailing related activities and other training and so as to develop their physical, mental, and social capabilities so that they may grow to full maturity as individuals and members of society and their conditions of life may be improved”.
The charity operates the ship primarily as a sail training vessel for young people, in the northern hemisphere during the spring and summer months mainly around the UK and Europe, and during the autumn and winter months on a six-month transatlantic educational voyage. We provide sailing experience and an alternative form of learning for all young people, encouraging equality, inclusiveness, and passion, through adventure and challenge. Our programmes promote personal growth through Sail Training, Maritime Career options and offer hands-on Ocean Science and environmental conservation activities. See our Strategic Development Plan here.
Adventure Under Sail has three employees and six trustees. Crew are recruited via Seamariner, an MCA approved maritime crew agency, and are employed on the ship on a rotational basis, from a cohort of experienced sailors. The charity’s office is at Sharpness Shipyard and Drydock in Gloucestershire, UK.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Adrian has 25 years of experience as a school governor and Academy trustee, 8 years as a manager in the charity sector and 25 years as a manager in the corporate sector of which 15 were international.
Environmental and Sustainability Manager
Kellie Grice is a qualified RYA and MCA instructor and an Officer of the Watch 3000gt unlimited. She has worked in marine based industries for over 12 years, progressing up through sailing yachts to working as an Officer on motor yachts up to 52m and a freelance instructor.
Development and Partnerships Manager
Simon Thorrington has 15 years’ experience in banking and 30 years in the charity sector. He was formerly a trustee of Adventure Under Sail for 8 years. Simon has financial acumen and considerable charity and project management experience as both a manager and trustee of several charities, including for an innovative Social Investor for 15 years.
Our 2020 Development Plan outlines our aims and objectives for the next few years.
Crew and students share experiences with you on their Seas Your Future voyages with College Partners and Darwin200.