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Tall Ships Youth Trust’s Round the Island Fundraising Challenge

By Tall Ships - October 14th, 2021 | Posted in News No comments

Looking for a fun but competitive sailing challenge?

We’re inviting race lovers to compete this winter onboard our 72 ft Challenger yachts! Who can be first to sail around the Isle of Wight and raise the most money for Tall Ships Youth Trust’s vital youth development work?

By fundraising as part of your challenge, you’ll enable more young people to participate in a transformational Tall Ships Youth Trust voyage, empowering them to ‘sea beyond their horizon’ and develop the skills and self-worth needed to focus on a positive future.

All we ask is that you aim to raise at least £350 – enough to support one young person to change their life. Of course, exceeding your target is definitely an option!

Fundraising tips and guidance will be included in your joining instructions once you’ve booked your place.

*Price £150 per person this is based on a commitment by each participant to raise at least £350 in donations for TSYT.

Start date: Friday 11 February 2022

End date: Sunday 13 February 2022

Itinerary includes:

  • Board your yacht in Gunwharf Quays at 1000 Friday for a day of sailing practice in the Solent. Hone your skills and keep an eye on the competition before arriving in Cowes. Crew will be provided with lunch and dinner onboard
  • Saturday morning brings race day, with an early ‘Le Mans’ style start. The aim will be to circumnavigate the Isle of Wight leaving the Needles, St Catherine’s lighthouse, Bembridge and the rest of the Island to port before finishing near Cowes hopefully between 1630 and 1800
  • Team meal and prize-giving provided in Cowes on Saturday night
  • Sunday brings a more relaxed start to the day with the plan to motor back to Gunwharf Quays for departure between 1100 and 1200

Sailing staff, including Skipper and Mate, will also be onboard to support your team during the weekend. Food and refreshments and sailing and wet weather safety gear is all included. Please note, insurance is charged separately, starting from £19.50 per person.

If you’re interested in taking part in the challenge as a team, the charter hire for one boat is £1,500 plus a commitment to raise at least £3000 collectively.

Please contact for details. This challenge is the perfect opportunity to get your friends, family and/or work colleagues working together for a fun and adrenaline-fueled weekend!

Please note, the itinerary is subject to weather and while the intention will be to race around the Isle of Wight on the Saturday, the Skipper(s) will review the route and take into account weather conditions and other factors.


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