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Challenger Yacht Voyage

August 19 - August 24

I am excited to announce that in Summer 2019 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 took a group sailing in 2015 and everyone had a great time.  The pictures on this page are of our last trip.


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 19th August 2019, returning evening of Saturday 24th August.

Who can go?

This trip is for any Scout or Explorer who will be aged between 12 and 15 on 19th August 2019.  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.

How much?

The full cost of this activity is £465.00.  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.

Further information

 Contact Freddie Noble, 07745 639690,

How to sign up

Please complete this form.  We need a deposit of £130 to secure your place.  Hurry! there will be limited spaces on board and we must confirm our booking by the end of October for this trip to take place.

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