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Lifechanging Opportunities
for Young People

Practical sailing experiences and gaining approved maritime courses from recognised sail providers.


Who Are We & What Do We Do

Reardon Smith Nautical Trust

Based in Cardiff, the Trust gives grants to young people through working directly with providers of recognised nautical or maritime courses. These relate to shipping, maritime law and commerce, navigation, sailing, oceanography and maritime related environmental issues.

What We've Done This Year

Reardon Smith Nautical Trust provide grants of no more than half of the qualifying vocation cost. We support individual applications, sail providers, schools, clubs and cadets for accredited training such as being a registered RYA teaching establishment.

Who We Work With

Reardon Smith Nautical Trust

Atlantic College

Atlantic Pacific

Challenge Wales

Island Trust


Pembroke College

Plymouth University

Royal Yachting Association


Looking To Apply?

Our Trustees sit down twice a year to review all the applications. If you think you are eligible for a grant, let us know.

Let's Get Started

What They Say


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All Because Of You

Thank you Reardon Smith Nautical Trust for the opportunity. We are now an RYA accredited sailing centre and it's all because of you.


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Such An Amazing Experience

Many thanks for such an amazing experience. I have learnt so much and can't wait to use my new qualifications.


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What An Easy Process

I was surprised at how easy the process was and how accommodating the Trustees are. Thank you so much.