Queen Galadriel crew take a group trip in the tender


Christopher Courtauld

Christopher Courtauld

It is with great sadness that we have to announce the death of our long standing and dedicated trustee Christopher Courtauld who died on 11 January after a short illness. As one of the industries founders with his yacht Duet back in the 60s, Christopher was held in great regard by sail training.

Nick Back receives MBE from Prince William

MBE for Cirdan’s retired Chief Executive

Whilst Nick Back, Cirdan’s Chief Executive of 20 years retired in 2011 his dedication to sail training for young people remains not only through offering his services to the Trust on a regular basis but also as a Trustee for ASTO, UK sail training’s umbrella body. In recognition of his services to young people through the industry, Nick was presented with an MBE by HRH Prince William in March.