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Duke of Edinburgh Award Gold Sailing Expeditions 


Looking for a Gold Residential Course?

Check out our Summer Sail Camps.  Adventerous voyages as part of the Sail Camp flotilia discovering marine biology and personal skills.  Opportunites for ages 13-24 years. 

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Group / Team Expeditions

If you are part of a school or DofE group, or you would like to put together your own expedition with a group of friends, we at Quaystage can help you by giving you the necessary arrangements and skills you need to carry out your sailing expedition. All we need to know is the date that you wish to start your training and expedition week.

Your expedition can be completed over a 9 or 14 days period or as per your format, providing it meets the the qualifying requirements.

Groups should be between 5-7 people ideally, with at least two days sailing experience (RYA Start Yachting or above standard). 

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Achieving your RYA Day Skipper on your expedition   

It is possible during our 14 day expeditions to achieve your RYA Day Skipper, if you put in the effort and meet the required standards upon completion of your expedition and training. 

Please discuss with one of our staff how this can be achieved at the time of booking. 

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Need a course on another date?

We run our DofE Expedition Voyages during most school holidays. These include Half-Terms, Easter and Summer Holidays.  

If you are looking for a DofE Sailing Expedition or Gold DofE Sailing related Residential course, then contact us for a chat and find out availability. 

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DofE Gold Sailing Expeditions

Quaystage Training is able to offer DofE Gold Sailing Expeditions and Gold Residential opportunities as a Approved Activity Provider of the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme you can also gain credit for the expedition section of the Gold Awards on board our vessels. 

 Your options are:

  • 9 Days - Practice and Expedition 
  • 14 Days - Practice, Expedition and RYA Training. 

These can be book as a School or DofE group or a participant on a DofE Open Expedition. 

These expeditions are classed as 'Other Adventurous Projects' and involve a considerable amount of preparation time before the expedition voyage, to ensure that the group is taking as active a part as possible in the running of the boat.

This preparation time involves theory sessions, expedition planning and both an introduction voyage and a practice expedition.  Here at Quaystage Training we are able to help you through every step of this process.   We also help you establish your aims and project goals.


Supervision and assessment 

Throughout your expedition, our instructor will be there to teach you what you need to plan and lead your expedition. During the expedition stage, you will have an assessor on board who will be assessing you, but also be there to ensure your safety and that of the other crew on board. 

Example Intinerary for the 14 Day Expedition

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Example of Intinerary for the

9 Day Open Expedition 

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