START DATE: 30/05/2021

END DATE: 04/06/2021

Voyage code: KT 091

Vessel: Tall Ships Ketch

Nights: 5

Age: 12 to 15

Start Port: Portsmouth

End Port: Portsmouth

Bursary: Up to £200

Grade: 2

Passport: No

DofE: Yes 

Price: £559


  • Ideal starter voyage
  • Great half term break
  • Sail towards Ramsgate
  • Meals are included
  • Build sailing knowledge, make friends and have fun!

Explore the South East Coast and learn to sail during half term on this 5 night voyage. This is the ideal starter voyage to experience sailing on a smaller vessel with up to 8 voyage crew members.

You will learn the fundamental aspects of sailing and by the end of the voyage you will have experienced steering the Ketch, sail handling, ropework and be aware of safety on board.

You may have the opportunity to sail along the coast towards Ramsgate. You will spend some time on board exploring the area and maybe even stay overnight. This idea will be discussed at the beginning of the voyage and reviewed each day depending on the weather conditions and time available.

The first day will include meet and greet followed by a safety briefing before heading out. You will then begin to learn basic sailing techniques and experience man over board 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 Ketch from looking after the boat to cooking and cleaning. After a day at sea most evenings will be spent covering theory, relaxing and socialising or you may have the chance to go ashore.

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.

Whilst every effort will be made to deliver the above voyage content sometimes, due to weather and crew’s ability, the content may need to change. Please see below for our full Conditions of Booking.

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.