2021 Programme

We have two yachts and they each have their own itinerary which is split into Spring, Summer and Autumn. See below for a summary of the 2021 programme;

Spring Programme – Group Bookings only

Ocean Scout

MARCH Dates Onboard Voyage Details
Friday evening 26th – Sunday 28th 2 nights New Volunteers Assessment Weekend If you would like to volunteer, please get in touch!
APRIL DatesOnboard Voyage Details
Thursday evening 1st – Sunday 11th 10 nightsDofE Practice and Expedition Leave Ipswich and head up to Lowestoft or down to Ramsgate or further afield as tide and weather allow.
Friday evening 16th – Sunday 18th2 nights Catalyst 10 years + Leave Ipswich and explore the local River Stour to Wrabness or Shotley on the Orwell.
Friday evening 23rd- Sunday 25th2 nights Catalyst 10 years + Leave Ipswich and explore the local River Stour to Wrabness or Shotley on the Orwell.
Friday evening 30th – Monday 3rd3 nights Explorer 14 years + May Bank Holiday Weekend. Leave Ipswich and explore the local rivers – the Stour to Wrabness or Shotley on the Orwell. If weather and tide allow, you may get as far as Mersea on the Blackwater or Burnham on the River Crouch.
MAY Dates Onboard Voyage Details
Friday evening 7th – Sunday 9th2 nights Catalyst 10 years + Leave Ipswich and explore the local River Stour to Wrabness or Shotley on the Orwell.
Friday evening 14th – Sunday 16th2 nights Catalyst 10 years + Leave Ipswich and explore the local River Stour to Wrabness or Shotley on the Orwell.
Friday evening 21st – Sunday 23rd2 nights Catalyst 10 years + Leave Ipswich and explore the local River Stour to Wrabness or Shotley on the Orwell.
Friday evening 28th – Monday 31st3 nightsCatalyst 10 years + May Spring Bank Holiday. Leave Ipswich and explore the local River Stour to Wrabness or Shotley on the Orwell.
JUNE Dates Onboard VoyageDetails
Friday evening 4th – Sunday 6th2 nights Catalyst 10 years + Leave Ipswich and explore the local River Stour to Wrabness or Shotley on the Orwell.

Offshore Scout

MARCH Dates Onboard Voyage Details
Friday evening 26th – Sunday 28th 2 nights New Volunteers Assessment Weekend If you would like to volunteer, please get in touch!
Sunday evening 28th – Friday 2nd5 nightsYoung Sea Staff Training
APRIL DatesOnboard Voyage Details
Friday evening 2nd – Monday 5th 3 nightsExplorer 14 years + Easter Bank Holiday weekend. Leave Ipswich and explore the local rivers – the Stour to Wrabness or Shotley on the Orwell. If weather and tide allow, you may get as far as Mersea on the Blackwater or Burnham on the River Crouch.
Monday 5th – Friday 9th4 nights Explorer 14 years + Easter holidays. Leave Ipswich and explore the local rivers – the Stour to Wrabness or Shotley on the Orwell. If weather and tide allow, you may get as far as Mersea on the Blackwater or Burnham on the River Crouch.
Friday evening 9th – Sunday 11th2 nightsCatalyst 10 years + Leave Ipswich and explore the local River Stour to Wrabness or Shotley on the Orwell.
Sunday 11th – Friday 16th5 nights Explorer 14 years + RYA Competent Crew Voyage for Young People
Friday evening 16th – Sunday 18th2 nights Catalyst 10 years + Leave Ipswich and explore the local River Stour to Wrabness or Shotley on the Orwell.
Friday evening 23rd- Sunday 25th2 nights Catalyst 10 years + Leave Ipswich and explore the local River Stour to Wrabness or Shotley on the Orwell.
Thursday evening 30th– Monday 3rd3 nights Explorer 14 years + May Bank Holiday Weekend. Leave Ipswich and explore the local rivers – the Stour to Wrabness or Shotley on the Orwell. If weather and tide allow, you may get as far as Mersea on the Blackwater or Burnham on the River Crouch.
MAY Dates Onboard Voyage Details
Friday evening 7th – Sunday 9th2 nights Catalyst 10 years + Leave Ipswich and explore the local River Stour to Wrabness or Shotley on the Orwell.
Friday evening 14th – Sunday 16th2 nights Catalyst 10 years + Leave Ipswich and explore the local River Stour to Wrabness or Shotley on the Orwell.
Friday evening 21st – Sunday 23rd2 nights Catalyst 10 years + Leave Ipswich and explore the local River Stour to Wrabness or Shotley on the Orwell.
Friday evening 28th – Monday 31st3 nightsCatalyst 10 years + May Spring Bank Holiday. Leave Ipswich and explore the local River Stour to Wrabness or Shotley on the Orwell.
JUNE Dates Onboard VoyageDetails
Friday evening 4th – Sunday 6th2 nights Catalyst 10 years + Leave Ipswich and explore the local River Stour to Wrabness or Shotley on the Orwell.
Friday evening 11th – Sunday 13th2 nights Catalyst 10 years + Leave Ipswich and explore the local River Stour to Wrabness or Shotley on the Orwell.
Friday evening 18th – Sunday 20th2 nights Catalyst 10 years + Leave Ipswich and explore the local River Stour to Wrabness or Shotley on the Orwell.
Friday evening 25th- Sunday 27th 2 nightsCatalyst 10 years + Leave Ipswich and explore the local River Stour to Wrabness or Shotley on the Orwell.
Friday evening 2nd July – Sunday 4th July2 nightsCatalyst 10 years +Leave Ipswich and explore the local River Stour to Wrabness or Shotley on the Orwell.

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Summer Programme

Ocean Scout

JUNE Dates Onboard Voyage Details
Saturday 12th – Saturday 26th14 nightsAdult Mile Builder 18 years +Delivery from Ipswich to Mylor, Falmouth. Expect some strenuous sailing on this voyage.

Log at least 400 nautical miles sailing down channel to Cornwall. We hope to visit ports in Normandy, Brittany and the Channel Islands and the stunning Isles of Scilly, with the voyage coming to a close amongst the beautiful natural harbours of southern Cornwall.
JULY DatesOnboardVoyageDetails
Saturday 26th June – Saturday 10th July14 nightsYoung Sea Staff 14 years +Step aboard the boat in Falmouth Harbour, and deliver the boat over 400 nautical miles to our home port of Ipswich. There will be plenty of time at sea getting used to night watch keeping, but we also hope to be able to visit ports in the Scilly Isles, the Channel Islands and France along the way.
Saturday 10th – Tuesday 20th10 nights Explorer 14 years +See the worlds’ largest container ships at the Port of Felixstowe, and then head down channel to cruise the Channel Islands, hopefully visiting ports in France along the way and finishing in Portsmouth.
Saturday 20th- Friday 30th 10 nightsExplorer 14 years +Join in Portsmouth Harbour and visit the Channel Islands and hopefully some ports in France before heading back across the English Channel to see some of the world’s largest container ships at the Port of Felixstowe before heading up the river Orwell to our home port of Ipswich.
AUGUST DatesOnboard Voyage Details
Friday 30th July – Saturday 7th August8 nightsExplorer 14 years + This is an 8-night adventure on the East Coast of England starting and ending in Ipswich. We will meet up with other local sail training boats for a Seamanship Fun Race. Expect a nautical obstacle course!  This is a great option if you want to have maximum fun but don’t have a passport or don’t want to go far offshore.
Saturday 7th – Saturday 21st14 nightsExplorer 14 years + This adventurous voyage starts from Ipswich and will take you far up the North Sea to the stunning and remote Dutch Frisian Islands and then give you a taste of the inland waterways of the Netherlands, before calling into Belgium and then after crossing the North Sea again, you will head up the River Thames to end your voyage at Tower Bridge. You will get plenty of miles logged in your RYA logbook and some night watchkeeping too.
Saturday 21st – Monday 30th 9 nightsAdult Mile Builder 18 years +Designed for all ages 18 years and older, and for the non-sailor to the expert, this voyage is for those who would like the challenge of an adventure under sail and are prepared be a full participant in all activities on board. We hope to visit the Netherlands and Belgium but start from Tower Bridge and end the voyage in Ipswich. RYA Start Yachting and Competent Crew awards are possible on this voyage.

Offshore Scout

JULY Dates Onboard Voyage Details
Saturday 10th – Wednesday 21st 11 nightsExplorer 14 years +Ipswich to Danish Scout Jamboree
Wednesday 21st – Wednesday 28th 7 nightsExplorer 14 years +Danish Scout Jamboree
Wednesday 28th – Sunday 8th Aug11 nightsExplorer 14 years +Danish Scout Jamboree to Ipswich
AUGUST DatesOnboard Voyage Details
Sunday 8th – Thursday 19th11 nightsExplorer 14 years + Ipswich, Harwich, Southampton, Dartmouth. Join other UK sail training vessels to race from Southampton to Dartmouth in the Mayflower Small Ships Race to commemorate 400 years since the voyage of the Mayflower.
Thursday 19th – Monday 30th11 nightsExplorer 14 years + Dartmouth to Ipswich via Channel Islands and France.

Autumn Programme

Ocean Scout

SEPTEMBER Dates Onboard Voyage Details
Friday evening 3rd – Sunday 5th2 nights Catalyst 10 years + Leave Ipswich and explore the local River Stour to Wrabness or Shotley on the Orwell.
Friday evening 10th – Sunday 12th2 nights Catalyst 10 years + Leave Ipswich and explore the local River Stour to Wrabness or Shotley on the Orwell.
Friday evening 17th – Sunday 19th 2 nights Catalyst 10 years + Leave Ipswich and explore the local River Stour to Wrabness or Shotley on the Orwell.
Friday evening 24th – Sunday 26th2 nightsCatalyst 10 years + Leave Ipswich and explore the local River Stour to Wrabness or Shotley on the Orwell.
OCTOBER Dates Onboard VoyageDetails
Friday evening 1st – Sunday 3rd2 nights Catalyst 10 years + Leave Ipswich and explore the local River Stour to Wrabness or Shotley on the Orwell.
Friday evening 8th – Sunday 10th2 nights Catalyst 10 years + Leave Ipswich and explore the local River Stour to Wrabness or Shotley on the Orwell.
Friday evening 15th – Sunday 17th2 nights Catalyst 10 years + Leave Ipswich and explore the local River Stour to Wrabness or Shotley on the Orwell.
Friday evening 22nd – Sunday 24th2 nights Catalyst 10 years + Leave Ipswich and explore the local River Stour to Wrabness or Shotley on the Orwell.
Sunday evening 24th – Friday 29th5 nightsCatalyst 10 years +Leave Ipswich and explore the local River Stour to Wrabness or Shotley on the Orwell.
Friday evening 29th – Sunday 31st 2 nightsCatalyst 10 years +Halloween voyage
NOVEMBER DatesOnboardVoyageDetails
Friday evening 5th – Sunday 7th 2 nightsNew Volunteers Assessment WeekendIf you would like to volunteer, please get in touch!

Offshore Scout

SEPTEMBER Dates Onboard Voyage Details
Friday evening 3rd – Sunday 5th2 nights Catalyst 10 years + Leave Ipswich and explore the local River Stour to Wrabness or Shotley on the Orwell.
Friday evening 10th – Sunday 12th2 nights Catalyst 10 years + Leave Ipswich and explore the local River Stour to Wrabness or Shotley on the Orwell.
Friday evening 17th – Sunday 19th 2 nights Catalyst 10 years + Leave Ipswich and explore the local River Stour to Wrabness or Shotley on the Orwell.
Friday evening 24th – Sunday 26th2 nightsCatalyst 10 years + Leave Ipswich and explore the local River Stour to Wrabness or Shotley on the Orwell.
OCTOBER Dates Onboard VoyageDetails
Friday evening 1st – Sunday 3rd2 nights Catalyst 10 years + Leave Ipswich and explore the local River Stour to Wrabness or Shotley on the Orwell.
Friday evening 8th – Sunday 10th2 nights Catalyst 10 years + Leave Ipswich and explore the local River Stour to Wrabness or Shotley on the Orwell.
Friday evening 15th – Sunday 17th2 nights Catalyst 10 years + Leave Ipswich and explore the local River Stour to Wrabness or Shotley on the Orwell.
Friday evening 22nd – Sunday 24th2 nights Catalyst 10 years + Leave Ipswich and explore the local River Stour to Wrabness or Shotley on the Orwell.
Sunday evening 24th – Friday 29th5 nightsCatalyst 10 years +Leave Ipswich and explore the local River Stour to Wrabness or Shotley on the Orwell.
Friday evening 29th – Sunday 31st 2 nightsCatalyst 10 years +Halloween voyage
NOVEMBER DatesOnboardVoyageDetails
Friday evening 5th – Sunday 7th 2 nightsNew Volunteers Assessment WeekendIf you would like to volunteer, please get in touch!

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