Start date: 30/04/2022

End date: 02/05/2022

Voyage code: CF630

Vessel: Challenger  

Nights: Two

Age: 16-25

Start port: Portsmouth

End port: Portsmouth

Price: £329



Start date and time: Saturday 30 April 2022 10:00 BST

End date and time: Monday 2 May 2022 16:00 BST

Voyage Highlights

  • Ideal starter voyage — sailing a 72ft Challenger yacht!
  • Achieve your RYA Start Yachting qualification
  • Sail across the Solent
  • Make new friends and create lifelong memories

This three-day voyage for 16-25-year-olds is the perfect introduction to sail training.

Whether you’re an experienced dingy sailor or a complete novice this adventure gives you the chance to put a Challenger to the test exploring one of the world’s most famous sailing waters, the Solent.

Places you’ll visit

You’ll sail across the Solent with likely stopovers in Cowes or Yarmouth. If time and conditions allow, you may also sail along the south coast to visit Poole.

Takeaways from your sailing adventure

New skills. Increased confidence. New friendships. Memories.

Over the course of the weekend, you’ll experience steering a yacht, sail handling, ropework as well as learning how to keep safe onboard. If conditions permit, you may also get to anchor offshore overnight or do some night sailing.

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.

This voyage is a great opportunity to meet new friends, build your confidence and widen your sailing experience.

We hope you’ll enjoy it so much you want to book a longer voyage to complete your RYA Competent Crew qualification! Just ask our sailing staff for more information on this.

Each crew member will receive a personal assessment covering their leadership, teamwork and communication skills — a great addition to your personal record of achievement.  

Further information

The Skipper will determine the final route depending on weather and other variables.

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.

The cost of your RYA Start Yachting certificate is included in the price.

RYA logbooks are available for purchase onboard at a cost of £6 (Skippers are only able to take cash 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.