A sailor charity has received a major boost after the donation of a 34ft long yacht worth more than £20,000.
The yacht called Lene Sono – Latin for ‘gentle sound’ – is a 1970s Rival 34 sea class yacht. Her owner, a sailing enthusiast who wished to remain anonymous, donated the yacht to Ocean Youth Trust (OYT) North to help more young people to take part in Adventure under Sail voyages. The scheme promotes the development of team working, communication and leadership skills. Lene Sono will be used as a training vessel for volunteers and adults aiming to earn yachting qualifications.
Steve Lennon, general manager of OYT North, said: “We simply could not believe our luck when we heard a fellow sailor wanted to give us an offshore sailing yacht. Lene Sono is a beautiful boat, we are so grateful.”