Age: 18 – 80
Start Port: Portsmouth
End Port: Newcastle
Voyage Grade: 4 – no sailing experience needed
Brochure Price: £749
Please call the Reservations Team on 02392 832055 to take advantage of the Buy One get One 1/2 Price offer.
• Visit the’ Venice of the North’, Bruges
• Sail across the North Sea
• Motor up the Bruges Canal
• Experience watch systems and night sailing
• 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 9 night North Sea Challenge.
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.
From Bruges, you will head back across the North Sea, round the Kent coast and north towards Newcastle where you will receive a great northern welcome.
This is a great opportunity to learn about offshore sailing and navigation on a smaller yacht with up to 8 crew members. 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 hailing, ropework and be aware of safety on board.
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.
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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