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There is a body of independent academic research validating the power and value of sail training in the personal development of young people.

A selection of these studies can be downloaded here.


ASTO theory of change, evidence review and measurement framework

Prepared for ASTO by James Noble, Anoushka Kenley and Sonali Patel, New Philanthropy Capital, 2017   Theory of change What is a theory of change? A theory of change is a map of causal links which seeks to explain why and how an intervention has impact. Effectively, it is a description of how we think […]

Pilot study by Murray Henstock on development on engagement with learning and education

It is difficult to provide disengaged youth, who are at risk of not fulfilling their potential, with the social support necessary to remain active contributors to society. They are more likely to fail and drop from education greatly reducing the prospect of becoming constructive, productive community members. Consequently strategies to promote engagement with learning and […]

Sail Training Programme Evaluation

A Self-Assessment Tool for Vessel Operators Project Update: ¬†January 2012 Sail Training International and our member national organisations are committed to improving standards and promoting sail training to a wider audience. ¬†As part of this commitment, the Sail Training Programme Evaluation Self-Assessment Toolkit was launched at our Annual Conference in Stavanger in November of 2010 […]

The Characteristics and Value of the Sail Training Experience

Conducted by the University of Edinburgh Commissioned by Sail Training International and its member national organisations THE UNIVERSITY of EDINBURGH June 2007 Foreword This independent study into the value and effectiveness of sail training was commissioned by Sail Training International and its member national organisations around the world. It was conducted by the University of […]

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