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Tall Ships Youth Trust: Post-GCSE South Coast Exploration Voyage – July 2023

– Celebrate the end of exam season with a voyage of self-discovery
– Achieve your RYA Start Yachting certificate
– Tick off the residential section of your DofE Gold Award
– Develop your confidence and self-esteem while having fun!

Celebrate finishing your GCSEs with an experience like no other! This five-day, immersive sailing adventure is the perfect opportunity for you to build your confidence, resilience and life skills, while making new friends and exploring our ocean environment.

As a TSYT ‘Voyage of Exploration’ aboard our 55ft ketch, you do not require any prior sailing experience. You’ll have the opportunity to develop your confidence and self-esteem, while increasing your social and communication skills.

You can also use the voyage to achieve your RYA Start Yachting certificate and tick off the residential section of your Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award.

?Places you’ll visit:
You’ll sail through the Solent and along the South coast, possibly including sailing along the stunning Jurassic coastline. Be sure to pack your camera as you may spot dolphins, seals and fin whales along the way.

Likely stopovers include Cowes, Poole  and Weymouth.

Takeaways from your sailing adventure:
New skills. Increased confidence and self-esteem. New friendships.

Throughout the week, you’ll experience steering a yacht, sail handling, ropework as well as learning how to keep safe onboard.  If conditions permit, you’ll also get to do some night sailing.

We divide the crew into two teams (watches) – traditionally, known as Port and Starboard. In your watches, you’ll take it in turns to be involved in all aspects of sailing – from looking after the Ketch to cooking and cleaning.

Each crew member will receive a personal assessment covering their leadership, teamwork and communication skills — a great addition to your personal record of achievement.

The cost of your RYA Start Yachting certificate is included in the price.

RYA logbooks are available for purchase onboard at a cost of £6 (Skippers are only able to take cash for this).

We can offer a bursary discount of up to £165. The link to apply is on the voyage booking page (click the content link on the right).

Course date:
Course location:
Portsmouth to Portsmouth
Course fee:
£589 (Bursary of up to £165 available)

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