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Price

£1100

Nights

Eight

Age range

18-80

Start port

Santa Cruz, Tenerife

End port

Santa Cruz, Tenerife

Passport

Yes

DofE

Yes

RYA

Competent Crew

Voyage code

CF751

Bursary

Up to £290 (under 25s)

Voyage highlights

Explore the beautiful Canary Islands this November on board an iconic Challenger
Experience adrenaline-fuelled sunny ocean sailing between diverse coastlines
No previous sailing experience needed
Your participation in this voyage will directly benefit our vital work with young people aged 12-25

This voyage is the perfect escape for those in search of a sun, sea and sand.

Your adventure will start and finish from Santa Cruz in Tenerife, which is situated in the middle of the Canary Islands. The islands are in the Atlantic Ocean — 100km west of Morocco and boast a subtropical climate.

Between November and February, the climate is mainly sunny and warm, with temperatures rarely going below 18 degrees. The sea temperature is consistently reported to be close to 22 degrees

Together with like-minded individuals aged 18-80, you’ll spend full days sailing on board one of our iconic Challenger yachts and will quickly bond and work as one crew.

You’ll enjoy exhilarating sailing between the diverse coastlines and varied landscapes of the islands, which have long been enjoyed by sailors for their stronger winds and acceleration zones.

To top it all off, your adventure will directly support our life-changing youth development work. Proceeds from our adult voyages boost our youth voyage programme, which supports young people from across the UK on their journeys to adulthood.

Places you’ll visit

The Canary Islands are home to cliffs, sandy beaches, fertile farmlands, craggy mountains, olive groves and rocky coves, which can be explored on non-sailing days. You can do this as groups or individually, but you will be responsible for organising any tours or other leisure activities.

Your voyage will start in Santa Cruz, Tenerife and the sailing itinerary will either take you east towards Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura and Lanzarote or west towards La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro.

The Skipper will plan the route according to weather conditions and marina berth availability. The island ports vary from lively and cosmopolitan to quaint and picturesque and you can be sure of sampling great Canarian hospitality, whichever way you go.

After the Challenger returns to Santa Cruz, the boat will undergo checks and preparation in readiness to do it all again from Thursday 21 November. So, if you fancy an extended stay in the Canaries, click here for more details.

You could use the three days between voyages to visit Tenerife’s famous volcano and national park, Mount Teide, which is highest peak on Spanish soil, rising 7,500 metres above the ocean floor and the world’s third tallest volcanic structure.

If you are interested in more than one Canary Islands voyage, you can take advantage of our exclusive bundle offering. Contact our Reservations Team for more information: reservations@tallships.org

Takeaways from your sailing adventure

Sailing skills. Increased confidence. New friendships. Winter sun!

On board and ashore there will be plenty of opportunities to explore and capture memories, so be sure to pack your camera! In addition to the stunning views, you may also spot marine wildlife such as, dolphins, seals and fin whales.

Our adventure sailing voyages are fully participative. Over the course of the trip, you’ll experience steering the yacht, sail handling and ropework, as well as learning how to keep safe on board.

Our crews get involved in every aspect of running the vessel, so expect to be working in a watch system and taking your turn at helming, sail handling, cooking and cleaning.

Further information

Once we receive your booking, we’ll need to review all of the information you’ve provided including your medical history, and so your voyage will not be confirmed until you’ve received an email accepting your booking. Please do not book any travel for the trip prior to receiving this email.

Early bird prices: If you book onto this voyage before Thursday 29 February 2024, you will be eligible to receive a 15% discount off the full price of the voyage, reducing the cost to £935. We recommend booking early to avoid disappointment!

For this voyage, we recommend you pack shorts and t-shirts as well as warmer clothes, as it can get feel cooler while sailing and in the evenings.

If you share our values and are keen to do more, you may be able to support our mission further by joining the TSYT Volunteer Crew.

Your Skipper can recommend you for our Watch Leader training programme, if they feel you have the skills and attributes that we’re looking for.

All meals on board are included.

RYA

You’ll hopefully get the chance to complete the RYA Competent Crew course while you’re on board.

The RYA Competent Crew syllabus includes:

  • Sea terms and parts of a boat, rigging and sails
  • Sail handling
  • Ropework
  • Fire safety and precautions
  • Personal safety equipment
  • Man overboard
  • Emergency equipment
  • Manners and customs
  • Rules of the ‘road’ (at sea)
  • Dinghies

The cost of your RYA Competent Crew certificate is included in the price.

RYA logbooks are available for purchase on board at a cost of £6 (Skippers are only able to take cash for this).

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

All our voyages of four nights or more qualify for residential section of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Award.

Please let our Reservations Team know before sailing if you’d like to use the voyage for this.

Passport

You’ll be asked to enter your passport details as part of the booking process. If you don’t have these to hand, please contact us as soon as possible after submitting your booking form to let us know your details, as we cannot accept your booking without this information.

You will also need to present your valid passport to the Skipper at the start of the voyage.

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Vessel:

Challenger

Vessel Details

handbook challenger

Handbook:

Challenger Handbook

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£1100