Start date: 10/03/2022

End date: 13/03/2022

Voyage code: CF626

Vessel: Challenger      

Nights: Three

Age: 18-65

Start port: Portsmouth

End port: Portsmouth

Passport: No

DofE: No

Price: £175 - £350 depending on experience* 



Start date: Thursday 10th March 2022

End date: Sunday 13th March 2022

Do you love sailing and helping to open young people’s minds to adventure learning at sea? Do you like the idea of volunteering with the UK’s oldest and largest youth development sail training charity?

If so, this four-day residential course with Tall Ships Youth Trust (TSYT) is for you!

The course is open to anyone looking to become a volunteer with TSYT at sea as well as current Watch Leaders and Youth Mentors looking for a longer training session.

For existing Watch Leaders and Youth Mentors we’re offering this voyage training at a discounted rate of £175. For those who are not already a volunteer with us, the price is £350, however, when you book, we’ll issue you with a £150 credit to use against a further voyage within 24 months of completing this course.

No previous experience is necessary, although, some will help. More importantly, we’re looking for a willingness to learn and a positive ‘can do’ attitude.

Course aims

Over the four days you’ll cover:

  • Tall Ships Youth Trust – our mission and values
  • An introduction to our Challengers
  • Youth work
  • Roles and procedures onboard

The voyage will focus on equipping you with the skills and knowledge required to be a Watch Leader onboard a Challenger yacht. It will be intensive, engaging, informative and fun!

If you’ve never sailed with Tall Ships Youth Trust before, after completing this course you'll need a recommendation from the Skipper to come back in a volunteer capacity (probably as a Watch Leader). The requirements to be a Mate are more in-depth and cannot be covered off in the time given for this course. However, if you're interested in becoming a Mate, we’d usually ask that you join a couple of our voyages as a Watch Leader first, so this course is still ideal.

Book with confidence

If you or the person you’re booking for, is unable to take part in this voyage due to any of the following:

  • The area you’re travelling from, or to, has issued a COVID travel ban
  • You test positive for coronavirus (and can supply proof)
  • You’re asked to self-isolate (and can supply proof)

We’ll offer you a credit that can be used as payment, or part payment, for a future reservation booked within six months from the date of cancellation. For more information, please contact: [email protected]

See our full conditions of booking for our T&Cs.