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Price

£615

Nights

Five

Age range

16-25

Start port

Portsmouth

End port

Portsmouth

DofE

Yes

RYA

Competent Crew

Voyage code

KT100

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, set sail on a five-night explorer 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.

Throughout the trip onboard our ketch vessel, you’ll work towards achieving your RYA Competent Crew qualification. You can also tick off the residential section of your Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award.

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. There will also be the opportunity go ashore when we stopover.

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 CV!

Duke of Edinburgh

All our voyages of four nights or more qualify for the DofE Gold Residential award. Please let our Reservations Team know before sailing if you want to use the voyage 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.

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.

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Vessel:

Ketch

Vessel Details

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Handbook:

Ketch Handbook

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