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Ocean Youth Trust South – Sailing Residentials – Summer 2024

Ocean Youth Trust South is charity using Adventure Under Sail as a personal development opportunity for young people, on board our beautiful 30-metre vessel Prolific.

Our voyages allow you to cover all the essential areas for your Residential, within a relaxed, informal environment. You will learn a great deal – but you will also have a fantastic time!

You will sail as an active crew member (not a passenger!) and:

– meet new people
– experience an unfamiliar environment
– build new relationships / show concern for others
– work as a team towards shared goals
– accept responsibility for yourself and others
– develop communication skills
– show initiative
– have the chance to earn an RYA sailing qualification
– have a fantastic, fun adventure!

Bursary funding may be available for young people who cannot afford the full cost – please contact us to discuss.

Voyages currently available:

7-13 July, Brixham, 6 nights, £710 per person
3-9 Aug, Brixham to Guernsey, 6 nights, £710 per person (not including travel)
10-17 Aug, Guernsey to Poole, 7 nights, £815 per person (not including travel) – race against other sail training vessels in celebration of the RNLI 200th Anniversary
30 Aug – 4 Sept, Brixham to Southampton, 5 nights, £605 per person

“It was an experience I will never forget. It was an amazing challenge. I would recommend for anyone looking to have fun, meet inspirational people, friends and great memories held close forever.” R, aged 18, summer 2023

You may want to sail with us just once for your Residential – but up to a third of Prolific’s volunteer watchleaders are aged under 25 and earned a recommendation to join the team for further training after impressing the skipper on an initial youth voyage. This can mean years of free sailing and a great addition to your CV, with a chance to volunteer on future voyages, often with disadvantaged young people – perhaps for just a week or so each summer but with far more opportunities for those who are interested. This can even be a step on the way to a sailing career – Prolific’s current full-time Staff Mate, Lauren, first sailed with us as a 16-year-old doing her Gold residential!

Course date:
See website
Course location:
Devon, Dorset, Hampshire, Channel Islands
Course fee:
£605 - £815 depending on voyage duration

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