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Aim to build around 200 miles, weather dependent.
Improve navigation skills and gain night sailing experience, with at least one passage over 60 nautical miles
Learn from expert skippers about passage making on an ocean-going racing yacht
Open to all with experience equal to or above RYA Competent Crew

This three-night voyage starting and ending in Portsmouth is a fantastic opportunity to build up your sea miles and night hours as well as expand your sailing experience in potentially challenging conditions.   

This is the perfect opportunity to build your experience, hours and mileage for those working towards RYA qualifications, also suitable for those that have sailing qualifications and want to refresh their skills or simply use it as a great way of sailing with like-minded people. 

Depending on group dynamics and weather conditions, you can expect to log between 200 – 250 nautical miles. 

Our Challengers are 72ft ocean-going steel yachts, constructed to withstand the Southern Ocean. Launched in 2000, they raced round the world in two editions of the BT Global Challenge, the route taking them against prevailing winds and currents; this means that our Challengers are the perfect vessel for this type of voyage and will make it an exhilarating and memorable experience. 

As part of our adult crew, you’ll be supporting our life-changing youth development work. Proceeds from our adult voyages support our charity’s vital work with young people aged 12-25.   

Places you’ll visit

The focus of this short voyage is logging miles and night hours; however, the skipper may decide to plan a stopover in the Solent or along the Jurassic coast. 

Takeaways from your voyage

Nautical miles. Night hours. Sailing & passage planning skills. Expert tuition. 

Throughout the long weekend, you’ll plan and execute a significant passage, including overnight sailing in a watch system. 

You will work with your crew in two watches to run the vessel, taking responsibility for deck and domestic duties, under the watchful eyes of your professional skipper, mate and experienced volunteer watch leaders. 

This is a great way to build your confidence, log miles and widen your sailing experience over a long weekend away. 

And if all this isn’t enough… We want you to know, that our adult sailing experiences give you an exhilarating journey that directly enables more young people to benefit from our transformational youth development programme. 

Further information

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

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

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

All meals on board are included. 


You’ll need to present a valid passport at the start of the voyage. 

TS Challenger Current Navy 1



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