22 August 2022 - 27 August 2022£505
We are excited to announce that in Summer 2022 we will take a group of Scouts sailing on a 72ft (22m) Challenger Yacht. The yachts are operated by the Tall Ships Youth Trust and the voyage is led by their experienced professional and volunteer crew. Scout leaders will be on board to join in the fun.
This is a unique hands-on experience. You will become an important part of the yacht’s crew and this involves more than just the sailing – it will include food preparation, maintenance and cleaning. The 72ft yachts are great fun for everyone. Fast but safe, the Challenger Yachts provide the perfect introduction to big boat sailing.
We’ve run two trips before, in 2015 and 2019 and everyone had a great time. The pictures are from previous trips.
We will sail from and to Portsmouth. Transport will be provided from Gloucestershire. During the week we will aim to visit a number of ports.
Setting off first thing in the morning on Monday 22nd August, returning evening of Saturday 27th August.
Who can go?
This trip is for any Scout or Explorer who will be aged between 12 and 15 on 22nd August 2022. For 16 to 18 year-old Explorers, I can’t make any promises now, but please get in touch to express interest if you would like to go. If there is enough interest from your age range, we may be able to take a trip for older Explorers.
The full cost of this activity is £505.00. However, bursary funding is available from the Tall Ships Youth Trust if you cannot afford the full amount. Anyone who cannot join a voyage due to their financial circumstances is eligible to apply for a bursary. For further information get in touch – details below.
How to sign up
Please complete the form at https://tinyurl.com/gscouts-sail. We need a deposit of £130 to secure your place. Hurry! We must confirm our booking by the end of October for this trip to take place.