Up to £210
This summer, set sail on a six-day empowerment voyage from Weymouth to Plymouth with Tall Ships Youth Trust.
This is a great opportunity to challenge yourself while exploring new ventures, setting goals and contemplating your aspirations for the future.
As a TSYT ‘Voyage of Empowerment’ you should have some sailing experience or have a similar experience in other outdoor and adventure activities. Together with like-minded individuals aged from 16-25 you’ll develop life skills, gain increased confidence and build resilience as well as making 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 RYA Competent Crew syllabus includes:
- Sea terms and parts of a boat, rigging and sails
- Sail handling
- Fire precautions and fighting
- Personal safety equipment
- Man overboard
- Emergency equipment
- Manners and customs
- Rules of the ‘road’ (at sea)
You’ll sail along the stunning Jurassic and South Coasts. Be sure to pack your camera as you may spot dolphins, seals and fin whales along the way.
Likely stopovers include Brixham where if time allows, you can explore its fish markets and renowned seafood.
The voyage ends in Plymouth, where we recommend before heading home you take some time to explore this vibrant city known as ‘Britain’s Ocean City’. Visit Plymouth is packed full of ideas for places to see including its recommended ‘highlights’ for touring Plymouth in just four hours!
Life skills. Increased confidence. Independence. Resilience. Decision making. Lasting memories.
Throughout the week, you’ll experience steering a yacht, night sailing, sail handling, ropework as well as learning how to keep safe onboard.
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.
You’ll also experience some offshore sailing (out of sight of land). This voyage is a great opportunity to escape from it all, with time for quiet reflection and challenges to build your confidence and widen your sailing experience.
Each crew member will receive a personal assessment covering their leadership, teamwork and communication skills — a great addition to your CV!
You’ll hopefully get the chance to complete your RYA Competent Crew qualification while you’re onboard.
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).
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.