A SAILING charity is looking for four young people to climb aboard with a fully funded place in a race.

The Challenge Wales sail training charity is looking for four youngsters to join them in the 2019 Tall Ships Races in Denmark and Norway this summer and is encouraging those aged 15 to 25 to apply.

The award-winning charity already operates a bursary scheme but extra funding raised by Cardiff Round Table is enabling Challenge Wales to offer fully funded places to those living in a CF postcode area.

Young people can nominate themselves or ask someone to nominate them.

Successful applicants will jump onboard Wales’ Tall Ship and join the rest of the crew racing other tall ships. No sailing experience is required to take part.

Vicky Williams, a trustee said: “We’re looking for deserving young people who are wanting an adventure and are up for a challenge. Perhaps someone has been working hard for exams or at work and needs a break, someone caring for a parent or sibling or facing bereavement or someone looking to enhance their CV and develop teamwork and communication skills. Those onboard will take an active part in running the boat, so it’s not just sailing but also cooking, cleaning and working in watches!”

Challenge Wales is a predominantly volunteer run organisation. They use a 72-foot round-the-world racing yacht “Challenge Wales | Wales’ Tall Ship” and a 60-foot ocean-going yacht “Adventure Wales” to help young people develop skills and improve prospects, in a challenging, adventurous and positive environment.

The application deadline is May 15 and successful applicants will require a valid passport. For details email reservations@challengewales.org, call 029 2070 4657 or go to www.challengewales.org