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Up to £180

Voyage highlights

Ideal starter voyage — sailing a 72ft Challenger yacht!
Achieve your RYA Start Yachting qualification
Make new friends and create lifelong memories
All meals onboard are included

This May half term treat that special young person in your life to a five-day adventure voyage along the South Coast with Tall Ships Youth Trust.

Together with like-minded individuals aged 12-15, they’ll learn new skillsgain increased confidence and create lifelong memories.

They can also achieve their RYA Start Yachting certificate and will receive a personal assessment for their record of achievements.

Places you'll visit

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.

Takeaways from your sailing adventure

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.

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.


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).​

TS Challenger Current Navy 1



Vessel Details

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Challenger Handbook