Up to £180
Set sail on this May half term on a five-day adventure voyage of the South Coast with Tall Ships Youth Trust.
Together with like-minded individuals aged 16-25, you’ll learn new skills, gain increased confidence and create lifelong memories.
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.
You’ll sail across the Solent with possible stopovers in Cowes and Yarmouth. You may also sail along the South and Jurassic coasts to Poole, Weymouth and Portland.
Be sure to have your camera to hand, as you may spot dolphins, seals and fin whales. Likely stopovers along the coast, include Poole and Weymouth.
After a day at sea, most evenings will be spent covering theory, playing games, relaxing and socialising or you may have the chance to go ashore.
New skills. Increased confidence. New friendships. Memories.
Throughout the voyage, you’ll experience steering a yacht, sail handling, ropework as well as learning how to keep safe onboard. If conditions permit, you may also get to anchor offshore overnight or do some night sailing.
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.
At the end of your voyage, you’ll receive a personal assessment appraising your leadership, teamwork and communication skills — 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).
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.
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.