At this time of year Ops Director Craig begins to firm up Boleh’s programme for the Season ahead. Boleh herself is in the care of our volunteer technical team delivering the Winter Work Programme. A refit of her masts (picture) – being refurbished thanks to the generosity of the Hedley Foundation – Boleh can only dream of fair winds, Solent harbours, Western shores, smiling children and lives rebuilt. We are happy to reassure Boleh that a full 2024 programme is already shaping up well and will keep her busy until at least November!
After a post maintenance ‘shakedown’ and volunteer crew training, Boleh starts work mid April with the first of 4 week-long recovery sails for Service personnel. May sees her at the Royal Engineers Lymington Yacht Rally and then, after hosting Pompey Military Kids and Gosport schoolchildren, Boleh’s off to Portland in June for the popular Dorset ‘Sail-for-a-Fiver’ schools programme. Next aboard in July and August will be successive Southwest Army Cadet Force crews before Boleh provides respite for Wiltshire young carers. Autumn will be equally full, include veterans, the ASTO Small Ships Race, and possibly the Southampton Boat Show.
Our thanks to all those who make Boleh’s charitable work and this exciting programme possible.