START DATE: 27/10/2019

END DATE: 31/10/2019

Voyage code: CF 538

Vessel: Challenger Yachts

Nights: 4

Age: 12 to 15

Start Port: Portsmouth

End Port: Portsmouth

Voyage Grade: 3

Bursary: Up to £140 – Apply for a Bursary

Passport: No

DofE: No

Brochure Price: £469


Voyage Highlights

  • Work towards RYA Start Yachting qualification
  • Learn fundamental aspects of sailing
  • Experience man over board practice
  • Have the opportunity to be recommended to come back as a volunteer
  • Build sailing knowledge, make friends and have fun!

Explore the South Coast, learn to sail and work towards your RYA Start Yachting qualification on this 4 night Start Yachting Academy.

You will learn the fundamental aspects of sailing whilst working towards your RYA Start Yachting qualification. By the end of the voyage you will have experienced steering a yacht, sail handling, ropework and be aware of safety on board.

You may have the opportunity to sail along the coast to Poole or Lymington or across the Solent to Cowes or Yarmouth. This route will be planned at the beginning of the week and reviewed each day depending on the weather conditions and time available.

The first day will include meet and greet followed by a safety briefing before heading out into the Solent. You will then begin to learn basic sailing techniques and experience man over board practice. The evening will be spent alongside where you will have the traditional Tall Ships’ fajitas dinner.

Over the following days you will build your sailing knowledge whilst having fun and making friends. You will be involved with all aspects of sailing the yacht from looking after the boat to cooking and cleaning. After a day at sea most evenings will be spent covering theory, relaxing and socialising or you may have the chance to go ashore.

Whilst every effort will be made to deliver the above voyage content sometimes, due to weather and crew’s ability, the content may need to change. Please see below for our full Conditions of Booking.


Passport – Where passport required is indicated, the voyage will start and/or finish abroad or a UK based voyage will aim to visit abroad.

DofE – All of our voyages of 4 nights or more qualify for the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Residential section. Please let our Reservations Team know before sailing if you want to use to use the voyage for the residential section.