Pioneers Sail Camps (14-16 years)
UK South Coast "Pioneer Programme"
14 day Expedition
On a 14 day Expedition we have the opportunity to take the yachts further along the South Coast exploring the Jurassic landscape between the needles and Weymouth. If opportunity presents in good weather we will head across the Channel to France and the UK Channel Islands.
You will join us and other 'Pioneer' adventurers (a 6-8 person crew) on board one of our 40ft Yachts. Take the helm, set the sails, navigate by the stars as your explore the famous creeks and harbours, and smugglers coves, of this region on a summer adventure to remember. Along with RYA tuition you will receive on board by one of our top instructors, you will learn about micro plastics and marine science, undertake experiments in water salinity, helping to conduct a marine biology and beach health check of this region.
The Solent and South Coast of the English Channel is probably one of the busiest and most famous sailing areas in the world. It is an area steeped in history and natural beauty, with pretty fishing ports, islands and a wealth of activities for the enthusiastic marine scientist. If you make it over to France or the Channel Islands your experience a different culture too.
Learn to Sail, Learn about the marine environment and micro plastics, learn about yourself, gain confidence, and meet some new amazing friends with whom your create memories to last a lifetime.
Sailing in Flotilla, Treasure Hunts, Sail Camp Egg Drop, Exploring the Jurassic Coast, visit to the coastguard, coasting, canoeing, swimming from the yacht, beach clean and rock pooling, Introduction to environmental science and marine biology.*
*Activities are subject to availability and weather permitting.
2x 40ft Yachts operating in a Flotilla = 12 Trainee Crew and 4 Sail Camp Staff (2x Skipper 2 x Mate/Instructors)
Certification Available :
RYA Start yachting / Competent Crew*
Duke of Edinburgh - Residential Award
*work towards Essential Navigations and Seamanship
Our 14 day Solent Sail Camps run for consecutive days starting on the first Saturday at 1200hrs and finish on next Friday 1200hrs.
Full joining instructions containing details of where to find your yacht and your Sail Camp Crew, along with a kit list will be sent to you prior to the event upon completion of your booking.
Some of our voyages will have a different embarkation and disembarkation port so please check this carefully before booking return travel arrangements.
We recommend not booking any travel before you receive confirmation that you have a place on your chosen Sail Camp.
On board yachts*, in 2 berth cabins. You may be required to share a cabin with another person of the same sex in your age group
* In the event of COVID19 restrictions we will be looking at alternative accommodation arrangements. This may increase the cost of the voyage.