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Price

£615

Nights

Five

Age range

12-15

Start port

Portsmouth

End port

Portsmouth

RYA

Competent Crew

Voyage code

KT098

Bursary

Up to £185

Voyage highlights

Have fun exploring the South Coast this summer
Learn the fundamentals of sailing
Achieve your RYA Competent Crew qualification
Make new friends and create lifelong memories
No sailing experience necessary

This summer, treat the young person in your life to a sailing adventure with Tall Ships Youth Trust.

This five-night voyage is a great experience for your 12-15-year-old, where they can learn new skills, gain increased confidence and create lifelong memories.

Throughout the trip they’ll work towards achieving their RYA Competent Crew qualification.

The syllabus includes:

  • Sea terms and parts of a boat, rigging and sails
  • Sail handling
  • Ropework
  • Fire precautions and fighting
  • Personal safety equipment
  • Man overboard
  • Emergency equipment
  • Manners and customs
  • Rules of the ‘road’ (at sea)
  • Dinghies
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. All crew members are accompanied by an adult when 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 ketch from looking after her to cooking and cleaning.

Each crew member will receive a personal assessment covering their leadership, teamwork and communication skills— a great addition to your personal record of achievement.

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 Competent Crew 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).

Book with confidence

If you or the person you’re booking for, is unable to take part in this voyage due to any of the following:

  • The area you’re travelling from, or to, has issued a COVID travel ban
  • You test positive for coronavirus (and can supply proof)
  • You’re asked to self-isolate (and can supply proof)

We’ll offer you a credit that can be used as payment, or part payment, for a future reservation booked within six months from the date of cancellation. For more information, please contact: reservations@tallships.org

See our full conditions of booking for our T&Cs.

TS Ketch Current 1

Vessel:

Ketch

Vessel Details

handbook ketch

Handbook:

Ketch Handbook

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