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Open Gold Sailing Expeditions with Harbour Challenge

Come and do your Gold Practice and Qualifying DofE Expeditions with Harbour Challenge. Harbour Challenge Outdoor Activity Centre is based at Hamworthy Park in Poole, Dorset offering over 50 years’ worth of industry knowledge.

Participants must be at a RYA Seamanship level to qualify for entry on these Expeditions. If required Harbour Challenge can offer RYA Seamanship courses beforehand and will offer a discount for DofE participants that are booking onto one of our Practice or Qualifying Expeditions.

We run our Practice Expeditions over four days and three nights, and our Qualifying Expeditions over five days and four nights, with both expeditions containing a full days training and familiarisation at the beginning.

Dates:  Please contact us directly to enquire about dates for sailing

Location: Poole Harbour, Coniston Water and Lake Windermere


  • The cost for a Practice Expedition for four days and three nights is £355. The cost for a Qualifying Expedition for five days and four nights is £425
  • Book both your Practice and Qualifying Expeditions with us for the reduced price of £750
  • This includes campsite fees and expedition equipment, but not food or transport to the venue
  • Additional cost of RYA courses if required.

Please note:

We need a minimum of five participants to run an Expedition, so we take bookings for DofE on the basis that if we do not achieve this minimum on a particular Expedition we will give you the option to change to an alternative date or we will provide you with a full refund.

For already established groups of four or more people other dates may be arranged on request.

For further information on dates and prices please go to our website: https://www.harbourchallenge.org.uk/dofe/gold-expeditions

Course fee:
£355 / £425