START DATE: 03/08/2020

END DATE: 07/08/2020

Voyage code: KT 085

Vessel: Tall Ships Ketch

Nights: 4

Age: 16 to 25

Start Port: Portsmouth

End Port: Portsmouth

Voyage Grade:2

Bursary: Up to £140– Apply for a Bursary

Passport: No

DofE: Yes

Brochure Price: £489



  • Ideal starter voyage
  • Get RYA start yachting qualification
  • DofE Gold Residential
  • Sail along the coast or across the Solent
  • Meals are included
  • 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 South Coast Adventure. This South Coast Blast is the ideal starter voyage which provides you with an introduction to sail cruising on an intimate yacht with up to 8 voyage crew members.

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.

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.

The first day will include meet and greet followed by a safety briefing before beginning the voyage. You will then begin to learn basic sailing techniques and experience man overboard practice. 

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, playing games, relaxing and socialising or you may have the chance to go ashore. Any crew members who go ashore will be accompanied by an adult.

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

Further Information

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