Sir Francis Chichester Trust is a charitable trust that was set
up in 1968 to commemorate Sir Francis Chichester's solo circumnavigation
of the world in his yacht "Gipsy Moth IV".
He inspired the
whole nation throughout his adventurous career - from pioneer
pilot between the Wars to daring
solo yachtsman in the 1960's and challenged us
all to reach further and higher
in our lives.
his request the Trust was set up to provide funding
for young people (16-24 years) from Devon to attend
Outward Bound courses at one of the three centres in the UK -
Ullswater in the Lake District, Loch Eil in Scotland and Aberdovey
The Trust raises funds from a variety of sources and uses this
money to pay for the courses for young people - in recent years
it has been able to support 20-30 young people a year.
The Sir Francis Chichester Trust is registered charity