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;

Summer Programme

BoatJUNE Dates Onboard Details
OCEANSaturday 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.
BoatJULY DatesOnboardDetails
OCEANSaturday 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. It also includes the RYA Watch Leader Training Course run by an RYA instructor.
OCEANSaturday 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.
OFFSHORESaturday 10th - Wednesday 21st11 nightsExplorer 14 years + Ipswich to Danish Scout Jamboree
OCEANSaturday 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.
OFFSHOREWednesday 21st - Wednesday 28th7 nightsExplorer 14 years + Danish Scout Jamboree
OFFSHOREWednesday 28th - Sunday 8th Aug11 nightsExplorer 14 years + Danish Scout Jamboree to Ipswich
BoatAUGUST DatesOnboard Details
OCEANFriday 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.
OCEANSaturday 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.
OFFSHORESunday 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.
OFFSHOREThursday 19th - Monday 30th11 nightsExplorer 14 years + Dartmouth to Ipswich via Channel Islands and France.
OCEANSaturday 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.

Autumn Programme

Ocean Scout

BOATSEPTEMBER Dates Onboard Details
OCEANFriday evening 3rd - Sunday 5th2 nights Catalyst 10 years + Leave Ipswich and explore the local River Stour to Wrabness or Shotley on the Orwell.
OFFSHOREFriday evening 3rd - Sunday 5th2 nightsCatalyst 10 years + Leave Ipswich and explore the local River Stour to Wrabness or Shotley on the Orwell.
OCEANFriday evening 10th - Sunday 12th2 nights Catalyst 10 years + Leave Ipswich and explore the local River Stour to Wrabness or Shotley on the Orwell.
OFFSHOREFriday evening 10th - Sunday 12th2 nightsCatalyst 10 years + Leave Ipswich and explore the local River Stour to Wrabness or Shotley on the Orwell.
OCEANFriday evening 17th - Sunday 19th 2 nights Catalyst 10 years + Leave Ipswich and explore the local River Stour to Wrabness or Shotley on the Orwell.
OFFSHOREFriday evening 17th - Sunday 19th2 nightsCatalyst 10 years + Leave Ipswich and explore the local River Stour to Wrabness or Shotley on the Orwell.
OCEANFriday evening 24th - Sunday 26th2 nightsCatalyst 10 years + Leave Ipswich and explore the local River Stour to Wrabness or Shotley on the Orwell.
OFFSHOREFriday evening 24th - Sunday 26th2 nightsCatalyst 10 years + Leave Ipswich and explore the local River Stour to Wrabness or Shotley on the Orwell.
BOATOCTOBER Dates Onboard Details
OCEANFriday evening 1st - Sunday 3rd2 nights Catalyst 10 years + Leave Ipswich and explore the local River Stour to Wrabness or Shotley on the Orwell.
OFFSHOREFriday evening 1st - Sunday 3rd2 nightsLeave Ipswich and explore the local River Stour to Wrabness or Shotley on the Orwell.
OCEANFriday evening 8th - Sunday 10th2 nights Catalyst 10 years + Leave Ipswich and explore the local River Stour to Wrabness or Shotley on the Orwell.
OFFSHOREFriday evening 8th - Sunday 10th2 nightsCatalyst 10 years + Leave Ipswich and explore the local River Stour to Wrabness or Shotley on the Orwell.
OCEANFriday evening 15th - Sunday 17th2 nights Catalyst 10 years + Leave Ipswich and explore the local River Stour to Wrabness or Shotley on the Orwell.
OFFSHOREFriday evening 15th - Sunday 17th2 nightsCatalyst 10 years + Leave Ipswich and explore the local River Stour to Wrabness or Shotley on the Orwell.
OCEANFriday evening 22nd - Sunday 24th2 nights Catalyst 10 years + Leave Ipswich and explore the local River Stour to Wrabness or Shotley on the Orwell.
OFFSHOREFriday evening 22nd - Sunday 24th2 nightsCatalyst 10 years + Leave Ipswich and explore the local River Stour to Wrabness or Shotley on the Orwell.
OCEANSunday evening 24th - Friday 29th5 nightsCatalyst 10 years + Leave Ipswich and explore the local River Stour to Wrabness or Shotley on the Orwell.
OFFSHORESunday evening 24th - Friday 29th2 nightsCatalyst 10 years + Leave Ipswich and explore the local River Stour to Wrabness or Shotley on the Orwell.
OCEANFriday evening 29th - Sunday 31st 2 nightsCatalyst 10 years + Halloween voyage
OFFSHOREFriday evening 29th - Sunday 31st2 nightsCatalyst 10 years + Halloween voyage
BOATNOVEMBER DatesOnboardDetails
OCEANFriday evening 5th - Sunday 7th 2 nightsNew Volunteers Assessment Weekend! If you would like to volunteer, please get in touch!
OFFSHOREFriday evening 5th - Sunday 7th2 nightsNew Volunteers Assessment Weekend! If you would like to volunteer, please get in touch!

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