Start date: 27/02/2022

End date: 05/03/2022

Voyage code: CF625

Vessel: Challenger      

Nights: Six

Age: 18-80

Start port: Portsmouth

End port: Portsmouth

Bursary: Up to £218 - apply for a bursary (under 25s)

DofE: Yes

Price: £719



Start date and time: Sunday 27 February 2022 13:00

End date and time: Saturday 5 March 2022 10:00

Voyage Highlights

  • Build miles and achieve your RYA Competent Crew qualification
  • Experience sailing alongside the stunning Jurassic and Cornish coasts
  • Enjoy picturesque Falmouth — the world’s third deepest natural harbour
  • Sail towards the Lizard Point — mainland Britain’s most southerly point
  • No sailing experience necessary

Join us on this seven-day voyage from Portsmouth to Falmouth and back. Meet like-minded individuals – aged from 18 – 80 and learn the fundamentals of sailing while you create lifelong memories and have fun!

Your participation in this sailing adventure will also bolster our life-changing youth development voyages. Proceeds from our adult voyages support our charity’s vital work with young people aged 12-25.

Places you’ll visit

Likely stopovers include Weymouth, one of the most popular sailing destinations on the south coast and famous for the Dorset apple cake and cider tasting pubs! You might also visit the busy Devon fishing town of Brixham where if time allows, you can explore its fish markets and renowned seafood. 

Before arriving in Falmouth, you’ll likely stop in Plymouth, the place where Captain Cook set off on his first voyage on the Endeavour in 1768. Once in Falmouth, you’ll have the chance to explore and enjoy a Cornish pasty or even a cream tea.

Be sure to pack your camera for your journey past the stunning Cornish and Jurassic coasts, as you may spot dolphins, seals and fin whales.

On a clear day, you could also spot several picturesque lighthouses including Eddystone in Cornwall, the first one built in 1698, was built of wood and was the first offshore lighthouse in the world.

Takeaways from your sailing adventure 

New skills. Increased confidence. New friendships. Memories.

Throughout the week, you’ll experience steering a yachtnight sailing, sail handling, ropework as well as learning how to keep safe onboard.

We divide the crew into two teams (watches) – traditionally, known as Port and Starboard. In your watches, you’ll take it in turns to be involved in all aspects of sailing the Challenger from looking after her to cooking and cleaning.

You’ll also experience plenty of offshore sailing and ‘out of sight of land’ — a great opportunity to escape from it all and to build your confidence as a sailor.

Further information

The Skipper will determine the route depending on weather and conditions.

There’s a possibility you could be recommended by the Skipper to come back and volunteer as a Watch Assistant or Watch Leader for future Tall Ships Youth Trust voyages.

Meals onboard are included.

Duke of Edinburgh

All our voyages of four nights or more qualify for the DofE Gold Residential award. Please let our Reservations Team know before sailing if you want to use the voyage for this.


Book with confidence

If you or the person you’re booking for, is unable to take part in this voyage due to any of the following:

  • The area you’re travelling from, or to, has issued a COVID travel ban
  • You test positive for coronavirus (and can supply proof)
  • You’re asked to self-isolate (and can supply proof)

We’ll offer you a credit that can be used as payment, or part payment, for a future reservation booked within six months from the date of cancellation. For more information, please contact: [email protected]

See our full conditions of booking for our T&Cs.