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. 


Gold Expedition


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 10 day expedition voyage consisting of two parts:

  • 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 Competent Crew or Watch Leader certification, depending on your level of 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 you can. 


This is open to complete novices as well as experienced sailors. You can either book an individual place on one of our ‘open’ expeditions or contact the office to arrange for your expedition group to sail together. 


Gold Residential 


Any week long voyage aboard Morning Star meets the conditions for the Residential section. 

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