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Voyage Information

Vessel: Challenger Yachts
Nights: 5
Age: 12 to 15
Start Port: Portsmouth
End Port: Portsmouth
Voyage Grade: 3 – no sailing experience needed
Bursary: Up to £149 – Apply for a Bursary
Passport: No
DofE: No
Brochure Price: £499

Voyage Highlights

• Visit the Channel Islands
• Work towards RYA Start Yachting qualification
• Perfect stepping stone for those who have sailed the South Coast and are now looking for something further afield.
• Opportunity to be recommended to come back as a volunteer
• Build sailing knowledge, make friends and have fun!

Discover the quiet charm and natural beauty of the Channel Islands on this 5 night Channel Islands challenge.
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.

Day 1 will include a safety briefing and meet and greet before beginning heading out of the Solent. You will then begin to learn basic sailing techniques and experience man over board practice.
Over the following days you will build your sailing knowledge whilst having fun and making friends. You will be involved with all aspects of sailing the yacht from looking after the boat to cooking and cleaning. After a day at sea most evenings will be spent covering theory, relaxing and socialising or you may have the chance to go ashore.

Whilst this voyage is open to all abilities, it is the perfect stepping stone for those who have sailed the South Coast and are now looking for something further afield.
There is a possibility you could be recommended to the Trust by the Skipper to come back and volunteer as a Watch Assistant or Watch Leader for future Tall Ships voyages.

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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