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Comprehensive training for recommended Watch Assistants or Watch Leaders
Ideal refresher for existing Watch Leaders and Youth Mentors aged 16-25
Intensive two-night course with plenty of hands-on training
Meals on board included

This two-night Watch Leader and Youth Mentor training course is open to anyone aged 16-25 who has been recommended to become a Watch Assistant or Watch Leader with Tall Ships Youth Trust.

This is also an opportunity for experienced Watch Leaders or Assistants to refresh their skills. New crew members will benefit from meeting with other volunteers and finding out more about the rewarding and important role they can play on board our voyages.

This is an intensive course, where you’ll sail the Solent onboard one of our Challenger yachts, while covering both technical training and youth development work.

We’ll aim to have a full sailing day on the Saturday before concentrating on ‘alongside’ activities on the Sunday.

While every effort will be made to deliver the above voyage content sometimes, due to weather and crew’s ability, the content may need to change.

By the end, you’ll be fully equipped with the necessary skills, confidence and knowledge to take on this vital role.

Meals on board are provided, including dinner on the Friday evening, as are a plentiful supply of hot and cold drinks and snacks.​

TS Challenger Current Navy 1



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handbook challenger


Challenger Handbook