Start date: 25/10/2021

End date: 30/10/2021

Voyage code: KT096

Vessel: Ketch

Nights: Five

Age: 12-15

Start port: Portsmouth

End port: Portsmouth

Bursary: Up to £170 - apply for a bursary

Grade: 2

Passport: No

DofE: No

Price: £559

NO SAILING EXPERIENCE NECESSARY

Start date: Monday 25 October 2021

End date: Saturday 30 October 2021

Voyage Highlights

      Set sail on this five-night voyage. You'll have fun exploring the south coast, learning to sail and working towards your RYA Competent Crew qualification.

      The syllabus includes:

      • Sea terms and parts of a boat, rigging and sails
      • Sail handling
      • Ropework
      • Fire precautions and fighting
      • Personal safety equipment
      • Man overboard
      • Emergency equipment
      • Manners and customs
      • Rules of the 'road' (at sea)
      • Dinghies

      You may have the opportunity to sail along the Jurassic Coast to Poole, Weymouth and Portland, or across the Solent to Cowes or Yarmouth. The route will be planned by the Skipper at the beginning of the week and reviewed each day to take account of the weather conditions and other factors, which you’ll be fully involved with.

      The first day will include a meet and greet with your sailing crew followed by a safety briefing before beginning the voyage. You'll then get to grips with learning basic sailing techniques and experience man overboard practice. 

      Over the following days, you'll build your sailing knowledge while having fun and making friends. You'll be fully 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, playing games, relaxing and socialising, or you may have the chance to go ashore. All crew members are accompanied by an adult when ashore.

      There's a possibility you could be recommended to the Trust by the Skipper to come back and volunteer as a Watch Assistant or Watch Leader on future TSYT voyages.

      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.

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