RCC Marshall Awards
In an act of great generosity, Noël Marshall left a considerable sum of money to assist young members of the Club in
undertaking ambitious cruises. His vision was that this would enable our Cadets to execute voyages of their
own, or join more experienced skippers and develop their cruising in that way. This still remains the primary aim of the fund.
If you are a RCC Cadet member, or the parent/grandparent or proposer of one, please give them a nudge and remind
them that the money in this fund is theirs, and is there to be spent.
If you are not a Cadet member you can still apply, so please read on.
There are no rules, only guidelines as to how the money will be given out. Our principal aim is to provide opportunity where
it might not otherwise exist, and to develop in young people a proper interest in cruising. Of course, we recognise that
‘opportunity’ means different things to different people. For some, an Atlantic passage would be a worthy aim.
For others early in their cruising careers, a voyage from one end of the Solent to the other would be opportunity enough. We would also consider making a financial contribution towards the cost of a place on a Tall Ship or similar expedition and for attending RYA training courses such as Day Skipper or Yachtmaster.
Applicants need not be a member of the Club, although priority will be given to Cadets. They must be between the ages of 16 and 30
with a keen and ambitious interest in cruising under sail.
Noël Marshall made some considerable voyages and understood only too well how important a part of life sailing can become, and how inspiring
it can be. It is now up to us, in his memory, to provide that opportunity for the young people Noel had in mind when
he made this bequest.
Both RCC Cadets and Non RCC members may apply by completing this online form.
- Nick Chavasse Vice Commodore -
Previous Award Winners
Listed below are accounts written by previous recipients of a Marshall Award:
Tom Bott and Tom Chivers
A Scilly Idea
Greenland Sail to Climb 2019
Bryher and Tristan Francis
Day Skipper Course
British Keelboat Youth Qualifier
Cadet Cruise 2019
Crewing on the ARC+ 2018
RCC Cadet Cruise 2018
Training week with Adventures Offshore
Training for Yachtmaster
Following Racundra and rock-hopping in the Archipelago Sea
RCC Cadet Cruise 2017
Single-handed from Falmouth to the Caribbean
Tom Chivers and Thomas Bott
Only Mad Dogs and Englishmen
From Westminster to the Arctic
Falmouth to Grenada
Auriga's Adventures in Brazil
Greenland Cruising 2015
From Greenland to Nova Scotia
Vendel River by raft