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Soldiers Point Marina Scholarships for School Leavers 2017

Soldiers Point Marina takes great pleasure in announcing the Soldiers Point Marina Scholarships for school leavers. Applications will be short listed to motivated 15-18-year old’s showing commitment to their career goal. Successful applicants will be eligible for awards of up to $1,000 for much needed financial support.

Soldiers Point Marina is a long-term supporter of the Real Futures Foundation. In addition to our regular contributions to general programs, we offer scholarships to local youth.

In 2016 there were seven recipients of the Soldiers Point Marina Scholarships in the Port Stephens region. Amy Weston for a Diploma of Leadership and Jessica Drummond for an Accounting Course at TAFE. Both Amy and Jessica were recipients of $1000 cash scholarships. A further five students from Tomaree High School were awarded scholarships providing essential uniforms for their hospitality training courses. The Soldiers Point Marina - Real Futures Foundation Scholarship Program is designed to assist students with funds to be used to further their education and, or purchase tools of trade for their chosen career path. A total scholarship pool of $3000 is available and this will be shared between applicants based on the merit of applications submitted. Applications for 2017 close on June 30th 2017.

For all enquiries regarding Soldiers Point Marina Scholarships, please email hrspm@live.com.au.

Click here to download the Soldiers Point Marina Scholarships application form (PDF)

A Word version of the application form is available on request.

For further information visit the Real Futures Foundation website at http://www.realfutures.com.au/soldiers-point-marina-scholarships

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Sailtime - the best way to have a boat

I first came across the concept of Sailtime when I had the option of buying a sizeable powered boat second hand at about 60% of its value and did some research on the annual costs of having such a boat.

Darrell at Soldiers Point Marina was wonderfully helpful in providing the information I needed and when he sensed my concern over the costs of holding a boat, he asked whether I had my heart set on a powered boat or whether I would be interested in a sailboat and explained to me the concept of Sailtime.

Very soon afterwards, my friends and I were on a “test sail” with Darrell at the wheel. The size of the boat, its creature comforts and beautiful finish were very impressive and soon my friends were urging me to take a more detailed investigation of the arrangement as they could see how much I enjoyed the experience.

I chose the more expensive option when joining the club because I felt it gave me more options to suit my lifestyle, however, if I lived close to or in Port Stephens, then this option would be without a doubt the best option because of its flexibility providing more options to use the boat.

After joining the club, I was given excellent training on how to take the boat out and bring it back without damaging it, as well as anchoring and navigating around the bay so that I could feel confident. This was so successful, I was able to be confident sufficiently to take the boat out myself with some friends the next day.

It is now over a year since I have been a member of club Sailtime and I look forward to each time I have the opportunity to go for a sail around the beautiful Port Stephens and improve my sailing ability and for the feel of the wind through the sails. My favourite anchorage is at Shoal Bay for lunch and a swim as well as cruising along being in the situation where I used to see others with envy.

The Port Stephens staff have been wonderfully helpful at all times and willing to help with the boat every time they are available.  Nothing seems to be too much trouble for them.

Scott