The Geoff Pack Scholarship in open for applicants

Are you a young sailor with a practical knowledge of boats, who can also write and would like to become a journalist?

The Geoff Pack Scholarship is dedicated to the memory of Yachting Monthly’s former editor who died from cancer in 1997 at the age of 39. Geoff joined YM at the age of 19 as an editorial assistant and rose through the ranks to editor 15 years later.

The scholarship is a two-year trainseeship worth around £15,000 a year, working on Yachting Monthly and other IPC marine magazines, including Practical Boat Owner, Yachting World, and the motorboat titles.

Applicants are asked to submit two articles – one should be a profile of a yachtsman and his boat, the other a 500-word article on the pros and cons of shoal-draught for cruising yachts.

Please send both articles, with covering letter, to: Paul Gelder, Editor, Yachting Monthly, Room 2215, King’s Reach Tower, Stamford Street, London, SE1 9LS.Or email