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Start Yachting

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Up to £180

Voyage highlights

Explore the south coast on a voyage of self discovery
Ideal starter voyage sailing
Achieve your RYA Start Yachting qualification
Develop your confidence and self-esteem while having fun!

This five-day immersive sailing adventure is perfect for your 12-15-year-old to build their confidence, resilience and life skills, while making new friends and exploring our ocean environment.   

As a TSYT ‘Voyage of Exploration’ you do not require any prior experience of sailing. Throughout the week, they’ll learn new skills and have the opportunity to develop their confidence and self-esteem, as well as increase their social and communication skills.  

They can also achieve their RYA Start Yachting certificate, which will make a great addition to their personal record of achievement. 

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 CowesPoole and Weymouth.

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 our ketch from looking after her to cooking and cleaning. 

Each crew member will receive a personal assessment covering their leadership, teamwork and communicationskills.  


You’ll hopefully get the chance to complete your RYA Start Yachting qualification while you’re onboard.

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).

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.​

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