To all our customers and supporters,
These are unprecedented times, and whilst our trustees initially tried very hard to ensure that we were open for business as usual, we have had to accept that we have been overtaken by events. Both government advice on social distancing, and the Scout Association decision to suspend all Scouting activity, have caused us to cancel our planned programme for the next few weeks. We have made the decision to review our voyages four weeks ahead of the date they are due to sail. If we find we are unable to go ahead with a voyage due to the restrictions imposed on us, we will contact our customers individually.
We know how much our young crewmembers benefit from the voyages that we offer, and we feel very sorry that we might disappoint anyone. We would like to think that our customers will be understanding of the situation, and we hope that we can re-schedule any disrupted voyages. Please be assured that if your voyage is likely to be affected, we will be in touch with you four weeks before you are due to sail.
As soon as restrictions are eased, and once we consider it safe to operate our voyages we will get back to running our full programme. We are really looking forward to going sailing again, and very much hope that we will be able to arrange to get you all on the water as soon as we can.
Thank you all for your support during these difficult times.
Join us for an adventure on one of our two Oyster 49 sail-training yachts. Each has up to 11 bunks for our participants plus bunks for three qualified sea-staff to help show you the ropes. Never sailed before? No problem! Our experienced sea-staff are there to keep you safe and make it fun!
4 reasons why you should come sailing!
We believe the best way to grow as a person is to challenge yourself by doing something new. Discover what you are capable of achieving. You can be responsible for steering the boat, controlling the sails or keeping a lookout, even at night or in wild and windy weather!
It’s not an adventure without friends. Our summer voyages for individuals are a great way to make lifelong friendships. You’ll be living together in close quarters, so it’s an excellent experience in accepting differences and learning how to get along!
All of our adventures involve resilience, communication, teamwork, leadership and much much more. These are all “soft skills” that greatly boost your employability and can’t be learned in a classroom! We think there is no better way to develop them than by venturing outside your comfort zone, whilst doing something new and exciting.
By participating in any of our voyages, you can work towards internationally accredited RYA sailing qualifications. Joining a weekend voyage counts towards the RYA “Start Yachting” certificate. Participating in week-long voyages can earn you an RYA “Competent Crew” or “Watch Leader” certificate. Our week long voyages also count for your DofE award Gold Residential.
Take a look at our voyages to see what suits you best, then jump over to the programme to see what dates you can do and last but not least – get in touch and we will help you start your adventure with us!