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Up to £180

Voyage highlights

Ideal starter voyage sailing onboard a 72ft Challenger yacht
Achieve your RYA Start Yachting qualification
Tick off the residential section of your DofE Gold Award
Experience new adventures, make new friends and create lifelong memories

Set sail on this five-day adventure voyage of the south coast with Tall Ships Youth Trust. 

Together with like-minded individuals, step out of your comfort zone and immerse yourself in an ocean exploration sailing onboard an iconic 72ft Challenger yacht.  

As a TSYT ‘Voyage of Exploration’ you do not require any prior sailing experience. Throughout the adventure you’ll have the opportunity to learn new skills while developing your confidence and self-esteem and increasing your social and communication skills.  

You can also use the voyage to tick off the residential section of your Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award and achieve your RYA Start Yachting certificate. 

Places you'll visit

You’ll sail through the Solent and then along the stunning south coast. Be sure to have your camera to hand, as you may spot dolphins, seals and fin whales. Likely stopovers include Cowes, Poole andWeymouth. 

Takeaways from your sailing adventure

New skills. Increased confidence. Self-esteem. New friendships.  

Throughout the week, you’ll experience steering a yacht, sail handling, ropework as well as learning how to keep safeonboard.  If conditions permit, you’ll also get to do some night sailing too. 

We divide the crew into two teams (watches) – traditionally, known as Port and Starboard. In your watches, you’ll take it in turns to be involved in all aspects of sailing the Challenger from looking after her to cooking and cleaning. 

Each crew member will receive a personal assessment covering their leadership, teamwork and communicationskills— a great addition to your CV.  



The cost of your RYA Start Yachting certificate is included in the price. RYA logbooks are available for purchase onboard at a cost of £6 (Skippers are only able to take cash for this). 

Duke of Edinburgh

All voyages of four nights or more qualify for the residential section of the DofE Gold award. Please let our Reservations Team know before sailing if you want to use the voyage for this.​​

Further information

The Skipper will determine the final route depending on weather and other variables.

There’s a possibility you could be recommended by the Skipper to come back and volunteer as a Watch Assistant or Watch Leader for future Tall Ships Youth Trust voyages.

Meals onboard are included.

TS Challenger Current Navy 1



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