“I am delighted to be Royal Patron of the 1851 Trust. I feel very fortunate to have enjoyed sailing from a young age and I know it is a great way of providing young people with the opportunity to develop skills and confidence.
It is a hugely exciting time for sailing as the British Challenger bids to bring the America’s Cup back to Britain.
I am looking forward to being part of this journey and I hope that through the 1851 Trust we can engage and inspire a new generation into sailing along the way.”
“There’s such a diverse range of career opportunities for young people opting to take STEM subjects.
We truly hope to inspire not just the next generation of athletes and sports stars, but engineers and innovators alike.”
Dame Louise Makin (Chair)
Lady Ainslie (Vice Chair)
Rod Carr CBE
The Rt Hon Sir Richard Ottaway
Rob Stevens CB
Head of Education
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