Our four 72ft Challenger Yachts were built in 2000 and have all raced around the world several times, backwards (against the prevailing winds and tides). They’re perfect for sail training as they provide an exciting but extremely safe environment for everyone on board.

The yachts are comfortable down below, with an airy seating area (on a boat this is called a saloon), well equipped kitchen (also known as a galley) and two toilets (heads) with showers. The sleeping area is open plan with snug bunks (pipe cots) and your own storage area.


LIVING AREAS

The yachts are comfortable down below with a big airy seating area (this is called a saloon on a yacht), a well equipped kitchen (this is known as a galley) and two toilets with showers (called heads when on board). The sleeping area is open plan with bunks (pipe cots) and you will be given your own small storage area.


CREW

The Challengers can take up to a maximum of 18 crew:
  • Skipper 
  • Mate 
  • 2 Watch Leaders, 2 Watch Assistants and Youth Mentor 
  • Up to 12 Voyage Crew (that’s you)

You will always have a Skipper and Mate and at least 1 Watch Leader on board but you may not have Watch Assistants or a Youth Mentor, depending on the type of voyage. 


SAFETY

The Challengers were built in 2000 and raced around the world in the BT Global Challenge. They’re perfect for sail training as they are very safe and are Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA) Category 0 certified (meaning they have the safety features, equipment and capability to be sailed anywhere in the world).

All voyage crew undergo thorough safety training and vessel familiarisation before setting sail. Lifejackets with integral harnesses and good quality waterproofs are provided. Codes of conduct are in place and our sailing staff will ensure a positive, supportive and encouraging atmosphere is maintained throughout the voyage.


WHAT DO I NEED TO TAKE?

Download the Tall Ships Challenger Crew Handbook which will tell you everything you need to know.

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