Vessel: Challenger Yachts
Age: 12 to 15
Start Port: Portsmouth
End Port: Portsmouth
Voyage Grade: 3 – no sailing experience needed
Bursary: Up to £115 – Apply for a Bursary
Brochure Price: £379
• Open to all abilities
• Follow the route of the famous Round the Island race
• Start with training day
• Race up to 3 identical yachts
• Meals are included
• Build sailing knowledge, make friends and have fun!
Join the Tall Ships Youth Trust in following the route of the famous Round the Island Race on this 3 night voyage.
The official Round the Island Race is one of the largest yacht races in the world, regularly attracting over 1,400 boats and around 15,000 sailors. You will follow the route starting on the famous Royal Yacht Squadron line in Cowes, racing anticlockwise round the Isle of Wight to The Needles, round St Catherine’s Point and Bembridge Lodge buoy, and back into the Solent to finish in Cowes.
Day 1 includes a training day where you will learn about race tactics such as using the tide, sail trimming and race helming. You will then spend the night in Cowes preparing for race day.
The second day you will spend racing up to 3 other identical Challenger Yachts round the Isle of Wight before returning to Cowes for the night where there will be a prize giving ceremony and celebratory fish and chips dinner.
The final day will be spent crossing the Solent back to Portsmouth.
Whilst 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. Please see below for our full Conditions of Booking.
Passport – Where passport required is indicated, the voyage will start and/or finish abroad or a UK based voyage will aim to visit abroad.
D of E – All of our voyages of 4 nights or more qualify for the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Residential section. Please let our Reservations Team know before sailing if you want to use to use the voyage for the residential section.
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