Doing your DofE Expedition under sail is a true adventure, and there is nothing quite like the sense of achievement you will get from learning how to sail and navigate your boat, plan your voyage, and finally setting sail and taking command of your vessel!
Our Sailing Expeditions programmes are intense but exhilarating experiences, and don’t worry – we will be there every step of the way to help you through this challenge!
All our programmes include a practice and qualifying expedition, introductory training on your expedition yacht and instructions in voyage planning. We will also check in with you before the start of your programme, to help you prepare for your adventure.
In order to get ready to take on command of your vessel for your qualifying expedition, you will learn A LOT about sailing and navigation! So much, in fact, that many of the participants of our DofE Expeditions achieve the level of sailing skills necessary for the RYA Day Skipper qualification. This is why we created our 14 day Gold DofE Expedition programme. The extra days allow for more sailing instructions and training (which makes it a very beginner friendly programme!), and also allow us the time to practice specific skills required for the RYA Day Skipper qualification.
(This programme includes only the practical part of the RYA Day Skipper qualification. In order to make the most of your training on board, we recommend you complete your Day Skipper Theory course beforehand!)