Drilcorp are pleased to announce that they will be supporting the Tall Ships Race 2018 by sponsoring a young person to get on board and sail from Sunderland to Esbjerg in Denmark. The Sail Trainee Programme is designed to give children from disadvantaged backgrounds a once in a lifetime opportunity to sail in the race.
It was our privilege to meet with our sail trainee earlier in the month.
Mark is 15 and from the North East area. He told Drilcorp that he had to write a bid to get his place on the ship but having already been a member of a local yacht club and a keen interest in becoming a Naval Engineer this was not a difficult task for Mark. He was chosen from over 100 young people.
He is a very enthusiastic young man who throws himself into each and every activity he does. For a fifteen year old he has already experienced world travel with trips to Iceland for Geography where he saw the Northern Lights and to Amsterdam where he learned about Anne Frank. Later in the year Mark is going to France and of course Denmark. Mark told us that he has the travel bug.
When Mark is not at school he spends his free time as a sea cadet, youth leader for the scouts, plays hockey and has sailed a vessel on his own with his local yacht club.
Mark is also a Lego enthusiast and spends hours building Lego structures.