DUKE OF EDINBURGH'S AWARD

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards scheme (DofE), is the world’s leading youth achievement award, encouraging millions of young people to challenge themselves and inspiring them to change their lives and communities. 

 

MST is proud to be an Accredited Activity Provider for both the Residential and Expedition sections of the DofE awards. 

Expeditions

You can undertake your Gold Expedition either as an individual or group as part of our unique voyage package on board Bright Star, our 35’ training yacht. By the end of the voyage you will sail the boat as an expedition group, with the absolute minimum of support from the onboard skipper. This is an opportunity to learn a new skill and gain an RYA qualification whilst completing your expedition in a totally different way! 

We run a ten day expedition voyage consisting of three phases:

  • Before your voyage - you will complete the online RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship course (worth £99), which will give you all the theoretical knowledge you need to safely complete your expedition voyage. 

  • Part one (5 days) – learn about the boat, navigation and prepare to take command of the vessel yourself. During this time you will complete the RYA Start Yachting or Competent Crew qualifications (depending on prior experience) and do your practice expedition. 

  • Part two (5 days) – plan the voyage, get the boat ready, and cast off as the skippers of your own expedition yacht! For safety reasons, one of our qualified and experienced skippers will remain on board, but you will be in charge of doing as much of the sailing, boat handling and decision making as possible. 

Parts one and two normally run concurrently, although for groups we can organise separate weeks for the parts if this is easier. 

 

Our expeditions are open to complete novices as well as experienced sailors. You can either book an individual place on one of our ‘open’ expeditions below or contact us to arrange for your expedition group to sail together on a convenient date. 

We can also offer Bronze and Silver expeditions to groups on request. 

Gold Residential 

All of our 'sailing adventure' voyages that are longer than five days fulfil the requirements of the Residential section. 

2020 DofE Open Expeditions

Dates

Location

Price

£850

£850

£850

£850

Northney - Southampton

Southampton - Northney

Northney Marina 

Plymouth

20 June - 29 June

1 July - 10 July 

29 July - 7 August

28 August - 6 September

Includes:

Essential Navigation and Seamanship online learning with phone/email support from our instructors

Training, Practice and Qualifying expedition onboard Bright Star

All food and equipment required for the expedition

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01243 908026

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