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 (www.mayflower400uk.org). 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!