Youth Sailing Adventures (15-25)

- Duke of Edinburgh Gold Residential

- RYA Start Yachting/Competent Crew 

-Small Ships Races

In the school holidays, we are able to offer the opportunity to experience offshore sailing to young people onboard Bright Star


On a week-long residential voyage, participants will learn all the skills required to crew an offshore expedition yacht, whilst exploring the UK's stunning coastline and perhaps making a longer journey to France or the Channel Islands if the weather is favourable. There is plenty of time for relaxing as well as sailing hard, with new ports to explore as well as deserted beaches for barbecues and swimming. 

As a recognised RYA training centre, all our crews have the opportunity to work towards the RYA Start Yachting and Competent Crew certificates. All Youth Adventure voyages of longer than five days are eligible for the DofE Gold Residential. 

Small Ships Races

Every year Bright Star participates in the Small Ships Races, organised by ASTO (UK Sail Training). These events are exclusively for sail training vessels crewed by young people.


In 2020 the main event is the 'Mayflower 400' race, from Southampton to Dartmouth, to tie in with both port's celebrations of 400 years since the Mayflower left the UK ( Join Bright Star in Northney for a week of training and sailing before we meet the fleet in Southampton. There will be a party and parade in Southampton before a challenging multi-day offshore race to Dartmouth in time for another party! 

What could you do with a week?

Day 1

Join the boat, meet your crew-mates and unpack 

Receive a safety briefing before departing the marina

Put up the sails and practise manoeuvring the boat 

Anchor in a quiet creek for dinner and to play cards

Day 2

Depart early and have breakfast underway 

Sail through the day, taking turns to be 'on watch'

Arrive in a new port and spend some time exploring

Return to the boat for showers and to plan tomorrow

Day 3

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Day 4

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Day 5

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Youth Sailing Weeks 2020


14 April - 18 April 

25 May - 29 May 

27 June- 1 July 

13 July - 17 July

23 August - 27 August

7 September - 11 September

26 October - 20 October

9 November - 13 November

14 December - 18 December






Dartmouth - Plymouth






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£300 - only one place remaining

£300 - Additional date added!

Learn new skills, make friends for life and earn a recognised qualification. What could you do with a week?

Eligible for DofE Gold Residential

01243 908026

Morning Star Trust

Northney Marina

Northney Road

Hayling Island


PO11 0NH

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