Our fleet of four Challenger yachts and our ketch are great fun for everyone, whether you’re a complete beginner or a seasoned sailor.
Each voyage starts with a thorough safety brief, which continues throughout your voyage. You’re encouraged to get involved with as much as possible while onboard and may have the opportunity to work towards an RYA qualification.
For most voyages you need no previous sailing experience. You’ll also be issued with a lifejacket and waterproofs for the duration of your voyage.
You’ll be divided into two watches (teams). Your Watch Leader and other members of the crew will teach you how to do things while you’re on duty and you’ll get involved with some or all of the following:
You’ll always be supported by our professional crew and trained volunteers. You’ll be encouraged to participate as much as possible, including taking your turn in ‘Happy Hour’.
All meals onboard are included in your voyage fee. You’re likely to eat in the saloon and will help prepare food and do some of the washing up.
You’ll be working hard during the voyage, so we make sure you have plenty of delicious food to keep your hunger at bay.
You can also help yourself to hot and cold drinks at all times.
We can cater for special dietary requirements. Please let us know about these when booking.
You’ll have plenty of time to relax and rest. When you enter ports you should be able to explore ashore with a chance to shop and stock up on supplies.
I had a rough start to the day - feeling homesick- but gradually felt better due to the support of the crew and staff.
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.