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Support Youth Seamanship 

Skills training by embarking on a Heritage Speightstown  

Schooner Excursion

Who would have thought that on December 6, 2014, St Nicholas Day – the patron Saint of seafarers and on a full moon and high tide those several hundred  spectators of good will  present on the shore of Carlisle Bay knew what would come of the day’s festivities. They were there to launch the Schooner RUTH. What they witnessed set in motion a reaffirmation of our Island seagoing heritage that continues to this day. 

Schooner Ruth Operations

Who could have predicted that Schooner RUTH would become the Pride of Barbados – a traditional Grand Banks fishing interisland cargo schooner built entirely on the beach by skilled Barbadian and Caribbean craftsmen. Perhaps those who built this beautiful vessel had a sense of history in the making. In time, all would come to revere Schooner RUTH.

Today, the spirit of her builders lives on as Barbados’ Sailing Ambassador  and the flagship of The Schooner RUTH Youth Seamanship Skills Training Program. Schooner RUTH is a proud representative of Barbados’ maritime legacy. The story continues.

Supporting Youth Seamanship Skills training:

IYT appoints “S V RUTH Limited” as a training provider for sailing courses up to Yachtmaster Offshore Sail level in Barbados.

Our  Instructors  have vast knowledge in the maritime industry and understand the IYT training scheme. We invite you to enjoy a sailing holiday, exploring the sites and culture of Barbados, while receiving extensive sailing training.

Schooner Ruth Partners

Every industry in Barbados is experiencing challenging times; it is vital that companies can differentiate themselves and lead by example. Promoting your company and Barbados through sustainable energy (wind; solar) and helping reduce the carbon footprint in our region are very powerful initiatives. Endorsing Barbados through a green lifestyle and supporting the training and education of young Barbadians through employment opportunities is crucial.


We hope the ideals of the Caribbean Sail Cargo Initiative and Schooner Ruth fit the corporate mission, values and business policies of your Company. Our ultimate goal is collaboration with a few select Barbados Manufacturers and Distributors to help us achieve the operational stage, planned for February 2015 and we invite Companies of like mind and mission to contact our President, Mr. Ian Dash on in order to find and discuss mutually beneficial ideas that can expand this worthwhile venture.