Little Brig Charity to Close

Following a meeting of the Trustees who are legally responsible for the management and oversight of the Little Brig Sailing Trust it has been decided to close the charity at the end of the financial year March 31st 2019.


The Trustees will now seek to secure the best possible outcome and future use of the Little Brigs TS Caroline Allen and TS Bob Allen, each 42ft steel hulled Brigs.

We hope that they will be transferred to another charity for continued sail training use – however as the trustees have a legal duty to dispose of charitable assets in the most responsible way an offers from private buyers will also be considered.


At this sad time the Trustees would like to extend their thanks to all the individuals, groups and businesses who have taken time to assist us as we stablished the charity in Gosport.


The decision to close the charity is based on a funding shortfall (both for operating the charity and the £35,000 needed to bring TS Bob Allen back into code) and a need to recruit additional skilled volunteers to Skipper the boats for trips and assist with maintenance.


If by the end of September this funding could be secured and new volunteers secured the Trustees may revisit this decision based on pledges of funds and volunteers recruited.

Criteria for decision review:

  • X3 Skippers recruited
  • X5 Deckhands recruited
  • £35,000 in funding pledged

If this can be achieved by the 31st September, the Trustees would reverse their decision.


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Should the £35,000 fundraising target not be met, any monies donated, after the disposal of the Little Brigs will be gifted to UK Sail Training to run as a bursary fund to sponsor sail training berths once the Little Brig Sailing Trust closes.


Any questions should be directed to

The Little Brigs are berthed at:

Haslar Marina

Haslar Road,



PO12 1NU

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The Little Brig Sailing Trust is a Company Limited by Guarantee, Registered in England No. 6006234. The Little Brig Trust Ltd is a registered charity, Charity No 1120270, Registered Address:- Little Brig Sailing Trust Bywater Lodge, Undershore Road, Lymington. Hants. SO41 5SB