Start date: 18/04/2022

End date: 23/04/2022

Voyage code: CF629

Vessel: Challenger     

Nights: Five

Age: 12-15

Start port: Portsmouth

End port: Portsmouth

Bursary: Up to £185 - apply for a bursary

Price: £615



Start date and time: Monday 18 April 2022 13:00 BST

End date and time: Saturday 23 April 2022 10:00 BST

Voyage Highlights

  • Enjoy an Easter Hop before your summer exams
  • Learn the fundamentals of sailing and have fun!
  • Achieve your RYA Competent Crew qualification
  • Make new friends and create lifelong memories
  • No sailing experience necessary

Treat the young person in your life to an Easter break with this six-day south coast adventure voyage.

This voyage is a great experience for your 12-15-year-old, where they can learn new skills, gain increased confidence and create lifelong memories.

Places you’ll visit

You’ll sail through the Solent and then along the stunning south coast. Be sure to have your camera to hand, as you may spot dolphins, seals and fin whales. Likely stopovers include Cowes, Poole and Weymouth.   

Takeaways from your sailing adventure

New skills. Increased confidence. New friendships. Memories.

Throughout the week, you’ll experience steering a yacht, sail handling, ropework as well as learning how to keep safe onboard. If conditions permit, you'll also get to do some night sailing too.

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.

You may also experience offshore sailing (out of sight of land). This voyage is a great opportunity to meet new friends, build your confidence and widen your sailing experience.

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 Competent Crew 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.