START DATE: 18/07/2020

END DATE: 24/07/2020

Voyage code: CF 553

Vessel: Challenger Yachts

Nights: 6

Age: 16 to 25

Start Port: Portsmouth

End Port: Swansea

Grade: 4

Passport: Yes

DofE: Yes

Bursary: Up to £190 Apply for a Bursary

Brochure Price: £649




Voyage Highlights

Take part in the first leg of our relay-style voyage around the UK sailing from Portsmouth to Swansea.

Your voyage will begin with meet and greet followed by a safety briefing before heading out onto the water. The first day will be spent learning basic sailing techniques before starting your voyage along the south coast.

You will be involved with all aspects of sailing the yacht from steering and setting the sails to cooking and cleaning. You will get to experience really exciting offshore sailing, participating in a watch system and get a real taste for what it is like to do an ocean crossing.

If you’re not at sea sailing, most evenings will be spent covering sailing theory, relaxing and socialising or you may have the chance to go ashore. By the end of the voyage you will have experienced steering a yacht, sail handling, ropework and be aware of safety on board.

You may have the opportunity to sail to Cowes, Poole or Weymouth before experiencing challenging and exhilarating up-wind sailing past Lands’ End and the Scilly Isles before concluding the voyage in Swansea.

During this voyage you will have the opportunity to complete your RYA Start Yachting qualification as well as the residential section of your Gold DofE.

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.