Start Date: 02/08/2020

End Date: 09/08/2020

Voyage code: EV011

Vessel: Challenger Yachts

Nights: 7

Age: 16 - 25

Start Port: Portsmouth

End Port: Portsmouth

Voyage Grade:

Passport: Yes

DofE: Yes

Price: £719

NO SAILING EXPERIENCE NECESSARY

VOYAGE HIGHLIGHTS

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

Discover the beauty of the Belgian coast on this 7-night voyage that will allow you to take in all the natural wonders including the breathtaking views and abundance of flora, birds and sea life present on 43 miles of the Belgium coastline.

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.

Once you set the sails and cross the English Channel, you may have the chance to visit some of the most iconic places on the Belgian coast such as De Panne, Nieuwpoort, Middelkerke, Ostend with the aim to visit Bruges. On the way, you might also stop in places like Isle of Wight, Boulogne-sur-Mer or Dunkirk.

Whilst every effort will be made to deliver the above voyage content sometimes, due to weather and crew’s ability, some of the highlights described above may need to change.

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.

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.

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.