START DATE: 22/03/2020
END DATE: 26/03/2020
Voyage code: XF200322
Vessel: Challenger Yachts
Start Port: Portsmouth
End Port: Portsmouth
Ideal starter voyage
Get RYA start yachting qualification
DofE Gold Residential
Sail along the coast or across the Solent
Meals are included
Build sailing knowledge, make friends and have fun!
Explore the South Coast, learn to sail and work towards your RYA Start Yachting qualification on this 4 night DofE Gold Residential.
You may have the opportunity to sail along the coast to Poole or Lymington or across the Solent to Cowes or Yarmouth. This route will be planned at the beginning of the week and reviewed each day depending on the weather conditions and time available.
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 handling, ropework and be aware of safety on board.
The first day will include meet and greet followed by a safety briefing before beginning the voyage. You will then begin to learn basic sailing techniques and experience man overboard practice.
Over the following days, you will build your sailing knowledge whilst having fun and making friends. You will be involved with all aspects of sailing the yacht from looking after the boat to cooking and cleaning. After a day at sea, most evenings will be spent covering theory, playing games, relaxing and socialising or you may have the chance to go ashore. Any crew members who go ashore will be accompanied by an adult.
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.