START DATE: 31/01/2021

END DATE: 06/02/2021

Voyage code: CF575

Vessel: Challenger Yachts

Nights: 6

Age: 18-80

Start Port: Portsmouth

End Port: Portsmouth

Voyage Grade:

Passport: Yes

DofE: Yes

Price: £629



• Experience challenging offshore sailing
• Experience watch systems
• Learn basic sailing techniques
• Build sailing knowledge, make friends and have fun!

Experience the challenge of offshore sailing on one of our ocean-going yachts on this St. Malo Adventure, Brittany’s most-visited city. Built on a rock standing in a naturally defensive position at the mouth of the River Rance, Saint Malo is a city whose roots go back to before Roman times. Today's city got its name from a monk from Llancarfan Abbey in Wales, by the name of Maclovius, a disciple and fellow-traveller of Saint Brendan. Maclovius was one of the many Celts who came over to Brittany - then known as Armorica- during the troubled times of the late Roman era in Britain.

First day will include meet and greet and a safety briefing before heading out into the Solent. You will be put into watch systems to begin to learn basic sailing techniques and experience man over board practice.

The plan is to set the sails and head towards Isle of Wight, Studland or Yarmouth, Poole, followed by crossing the English Channel and reach the beautiful Alderney, known as the ‘hidden gem of the Channel Islands’. On the way to St. Malo, you might also visit Guernsey - where you should be prepared to step back in time with a visit to beautiful Sark, considered the crown jewel of the Islands.

On the way back, you might stop in Le Havre, ideally located on the route between the North Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, where the Seine River meets the English Channel.

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. You will extend your sailing knowledge by experiencing watch systems and night sailing.

This is a fantastic opportunity to gain an understanding of what it feels like to go offshore in one of our iconic Challenger yachts.

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.


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

DofE – 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.