Join us and other adventurers like you for a 5-day Sail Camp exploring the Solent and the Isle of Wight, and complete the Residential section of your DofE Gold Award…
Learn to sail your yacht to the destination of your next afternoon swim or beach BBQ, go on a canoeing excursion up Beaulieu River or Newtown Creek, and discover crabs, anemones and tiny creatures called plankton during one of our marine bio sessions. No two days on board are ever the same!
You will live on a yacht with up to 7 other adventurers of the same age, as well as a professional Skipper and Mate. You will be working as a team to sail your boat towards your next adventure, and before you know it, you will all be friends. On most Sail Camps, your yacht will be sailing as part of a flotilla to give you the best of both worlds – the tightly knit friendship with your fellow crewmates AND the fun of activities and get-together with a larger group.
While all of our Sail Camps are open to all levels of sailing experience, our 7- or 5-day Pioneer Sail Camps are the perfect choice for those with no or little previous experience. The sheltered waters of the Solent are the perfect environment to learn how to sail, and yet it offers a multitude of amazing places to explore: It is steeped in history and natural beauty, with pretty fishing ports, islands and a wealth of activities for the enthusiastic marine scientist.
Under the guidance of our professional crew, you will learn and improve the skills you need to sail a yacht, explore the marine environment surrounding you and gain confidence as you are challenging yourself on a new adventure.
Moreover, our Pioneer Sail Camps not only count towards the Residential section of your Gold DofE programme, but you can also achieve your RYA Start Yachting certificate whilst on board.