Yo-ho-ho for Girvan duo

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TWO young pirates are looking for pieces of eight from landlubbers in Girvan.

The pair, Rachael McMillan, aged 18, and Derek Mitchell, 16, both members of GYT/ the Z1 Youth Bar, are scheduled to undertake an training voyage with the Jubilee Sailing Trust this month. The actual voyage has been secured under a bursary from the Rank Foundation however it is conditional that any ‘passengers’ carry out some level of local fundraising to offset the costs.

Girvan Youth Trust has helped several young people access this unique sailing opportunity with either JST or the Tallships Trust. This is in fact Rachael’s second voyage with JST but the first one in which she will be acting as a peer buddy for a fellow passenger.

GYT would welcome any enquiries from local businesses and/or individuals who wish to consider sponsoring local young people on future ‘life changing’ voyages.

Further information can be obtained from JST website www.jst.org.uk or by contacting BillLogan at GYT 01465 714729 e-mail bill@z1girvan.org.