Complete RYA Start Yachting or Competent Crew
Eligible for DofE Gold Residential
No Sailing Experience Necessary
Our voyages are suitable for novices as well as experienced sailors, and everyone in-between. All you need is a sleeping bag, wellies, and a sense of adventure!
Not just for DofE participants! We welcome anyone who would like to spend a week experiencing sailing, making new friends, enjoying the natural environment, or just spending time away from a hectic life.
On a week-long 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 or Competent Crew certificates during their voyage. All Youth Adventure voyages of longer than five days are eligible for the DofE Gold Residential.
We have lots of bursary funding available to support those who would like to sail but might struggle to pay for their voyage. Click here for help funding your voyage.
Want something more challenging? Explore our multi-week adventure sailing voyages and races for young people.
Youth Sailing Adventures
Our popular five-day Youth Sailing Adventures run throughout the year (Feb-Dec), mostly in school holidays, and are aimed at those aged 15-25 who want to spend a week learning about sailing and gaining a qualification, as well as completing your DofE Gold Residential if appropriate.