Voyage Information

Vessel: Challenger Yachts
Nights: 5
Age: 16-25
Start Port: Portsmouth
End Port: Portsmouth
Voyage Grade: 3 – no sailing experience needed
Bursary: Up to £149 – Apply for a Bursary
Passport: Yes
DofE: Yes
Brochure Price: £499

Voyage Highlights

• Visit the’ Venice of the North’, Bruges
• Sail across the English Channel
• Motor up the Bruges Canal
• Meals are included
• Build sailing knowledge, make friends and have fun!

Explore the fairy-tale scenery, medieval architecture and winding canals of ‘Venice of the North’ on this 5 night Channel Adventure and Bruges visit.

You will experience challenging sailing across the Channel before arriving in the coastal city of Ostend. From there you will motor up the Bruges canal to moor the yacht a stone’s throw away from central Bruges where you can experience horse drawn carriages, cosy cafes and cobble stoned streets lined with artisan chocolate shops. You will then complete the voyage cruising back to Portsmouth.
During the voyage, you will learn the fundamental aspects of sailing whilst working towards your RYA Start Yachting qualification. By the end of the voyage you will have experienced steering a yacht, sail handling, ropework and be aware of safety on board.

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.

Further Information

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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