The Discovery Sailing Project (DSP) forms part of the Dockland Scout Project District of the Scout County, Greater London North and may be considered to be the Offshore Sailing Section.

It is a charitable non-profit making organisation. The DSP is an active member of the 'Association of Sail Training Organisations' (ASTO) and is recognised as a Duke of Edinburgh's Awards Access Organisation for the service, skills and residential sections of the award. The DSP is also a participating member of the worldwide organisation 'Sail Training International' (STI)

The aims of the DSP are achieved through sail training experience aboard the DSP's three yachts, Thermopylae Clipper (60feet), Discovery DSP (43 feet) and Alexander Fairey (34 feet) all of which are maintained to the MCA Code of Practice which covers the construction of the vessel, its safety equipment, its machinery, its stability and the correct operation of the vessel so that safety standards are maintained.

Mission Statement

To offer everybody regardless of age, ability, background or status the experience, challenge and adventure that Sail Training provides

To promote the development of young people and enable them to achieve their full potential in line with the aims of the Scout Association

To provide the opportunity for young people to experience Sail Training and adventure at sea under the leadership of qualified adults.

To encourage individuals or groups of people who might not otherwise have the opportunity to experience Sail Training through the awarding of bursaries.

To participate in National and International Sail Training events with the aim of building and fostering International and intercultural understanding between young people.


Mission statement