Sail with us

Join us for an adventure on one of our two Oyster 49 sail-training yachts. Each has up to 10 bunks for our participants plus bunks for three qualified volunteer sea-staff to help show you the ropes. Never sailed before? No problem! Our experienced volunteers are there to keep you safe and make it fun!

Its ... CHALLENGING! 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!

Its ... SOCIABLE! 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!

Its perfect for ... PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT! 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.

You can achieve ... QUALIFICATIONS! 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 below 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!

Weekend Voyages for Groups.

These voyages are for organised groups of young people from the age of 10 -18, with an adult leader. The voyages start and finish at our Suffolk base in Ipswich Haven Marina.

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Summer Voyages for individuals or groups.

During the school summer holidays, we run a series of longer voyages for individuals or groups of young people aged 14 -24. These voyages vary in length from 3 - 7 days and, depending on the arranged program, may include crossing the North Sea or the English Channel to ports in Belgium, Holland, France and the Channel Islands. Start and finish ports will vary according to the program.

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Tall Ships Races- betweeen 16-24 years old

Exciting opportunities to participate in the internationally renowned Tall Ships Races. Enjoy the excitement of port activities with crews from all over the world. Witness the spectacle of massed sailing vessels of all shapes and sizes and then compete in an offshore race lasting several days.

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DofE Silver and Gold Expeditions and Gold Residential

Are you looking for an alternative to the hiking expedition, then join one of our expedition voyages. Our voyage includes the training element and the expedition element in one package. We will have an approved assessor on board to sign off your voyage on completion. Adventures Offshore is a DofE Approved Activities Provider(AAP).

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