Our Voyages of Exploration are about embracing new experiences, exploring the ocean environment and building awareness. You’ll build positive relationships and develop confidence and self-esteem. We also cover sustainability and what this means to you while exploring the ocean environment. What to expect:
Empowerment voyages centre on young people embracing responsibility, decision making and understanding the impact of the maritime environment. You’ll develop independence and build life skills and resilience. What to expect:
Our Leadership Voyages empower young people to make change happen, lead, plan and influence in their communities and more widely. You’ll develop leadership and influencing skills as well as learn workplace skills and have the opportunity to consider career options. What to expect:
During those first couple of weeks back on dry land, I would have given anything to be back onboard and I'm now just looking forward to the next time! I’ve decided that if I can cope with a voyage, I can cope with anything. Thank you for the faith you have in me and have given to me.
Many of young people can’t wait to get straight back onboard after their youth voyage. Some even come back and join us as volunteers.
It’s a great way to spend your free time and a fantastic addition to any CV when applying for schools, colleges, universities and future jobs!
Depending on the length of a voyage, you can work towards and achieve your RYA Start Yachting or RYA Competent Crew qualification.
This includes learning about parts of the yachts, rigging, types of sail, how to tie knots, keeping lookout, man-over-board drills and steering the yacht under sail.
As an Approved Activity Provider (AAP) for the DofE Award, we enable more than 150 young people a year to achieve their DofE expeditions and Gold Award residential.
All our voyages of four nights or more qualify for the residential section of the Gold Award. You just need to find a voyage that suits you and book on! Take a look . We can also offer specialised expeditions for the Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards to groups.
You can either split this into the practice and actual expedition over two separate voyages or do both together. Our ketch is the ideal vessel to do your expedition on as it accommodates up to 10 voyage crew.
We can tailor voyages specifically for your group. Whether you’re a youth group, school, college, charity, social club or Government agency, we can help you find the perfect trip.
We offer everything from day sails to residential weeks and have worked with many groups over the years. These include YMCA, Scouts, Girlguides, schools, special needs schools, youth offending teams, young carers, police and The Prince’s Trust.
Our voyages offer a supportive residential environment. One in which young people with special needs can enhance their skills for independence in preparation for adult life.
We accommodate those with differing degrees of learning difficulty, attention control, fine motor coordination problems, mild visual or hearing impairments and social interaction problems.
No prior sailing experience is necessary for our dedicated voyages for young people with special needs.
So, if you’re a parent or carer of a young person with special needs or work in a special needs school or group, please get in touch to find out more.