About Us

At Quaystage Training we believe that

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Who We Are

Quaystage Training is an experiential learning provider which works in partnership with schools and educational organisations, creating outdoor learning experiences based around the marine environment, using the principles of sail training and outdoor education to stimulate personal and vocational development.

We provide youth sailing adventures and teen summer sail camps, offering young people and teens the chance to challenge, stretch and develop themselves in an environment unlike any other.   

  • Learning is achieved through experiential learning experiences
  • Water based activities which develop cognitive, social and motor skills, as well as social and environmental awareness
  • Educational programmes for young people and teens ranging from 5-14 days in exciting locations
  • Approved Duke of Edinburgh Award Expeditions and Residential courses.
  • Gap year or transition year experiences around the UK and further afield
  • Programmes delivered during summer and winter vacations
  • National Curriculum based programmes during school terms for school groups as a unique experiential learning platform. 

Our mission 

As an organisation, our mission is to inspire self-confidence and develop personal growth in young people, giving them a sense of belonging as well as responsibility to themselves and the environment. 

  • Our programmes aim to instil leadership skills and develop individuals through high-quality activity-based sailing and diving adventures.
  • Our programmes and staff empower students to work as a team to take on the responsibilities of life onboard yachts and large sailing vessels. 
  • We hope that the young people that sail with us will go on to inspire others within their generation

Key Business Areas 

The programmes Quaystage Training offers can be allocated to four key areas:

Sail Camp adventures for young people

Youth Adventures

School groups

Education@Sea Programmes

Information For Schools

Working with young people

Our youth work

Corporate Training 

Apprentices & Leadership Team 

Corporate Packages

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Teen and Youth Adventures

Sail Camps' programmes provide a platform for adventure, personal development and social interaction during the traditional school vacation times.  Programmes are provided for age groups 14-16, 16-18 and 18+

These include: 

  • Exciting summer and winter Sail Camp and Dive Camp adventures during school holidays
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award Residential (Gold Level) and sailing expeditions (Gold Level)
  • Gap Year opportunities 
  • Platform for learning marine science and environmental awareness through our "Science at Sea" programmes


Youth Adventures

Quaystage Training's Youth Adventures provide a platform for personal development and achievement, on land and water.


School and Educational Experiences

Take your classroom or school outside and on the water for a totally different education experience. 

Quaystage Training provides schools, colleges and other educational establishments with outdoor education opportunities and "active classroom experiences" for young people.  We work in partnerships with head teachers and subject leaders to meet school specified learning requirements.


Information For Schools

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Through particpation in our school and summer sail camp programmes young people can gain RYA qualifications such as; Start Yachting and Competent Crew. 

We aslo run a dedicated youth sailing school for more focused sail course such as RYA Day Skipper, and RYA Yachtmaster.  The are open to schools groups, and inviduals.  Outside the school Holiday period we open up our RYA training programmes to adults and corporate clients. 


Quaystage RYA courses

Working with young people

Experiential education and outdoor learning are becoming increasingly important in the development of the lives of young people. Our courses and training programmes are designed to provide young people with the skills to influence the outcome of the journey towards their adult lives, by providing them with learning and adventure experiences that will teach, guide, and coach them at a key stage of their development. 

Participants are encouraged to put the effort into their voyages to help develop themselves, and as such the process and outcomes of Quaystage's adventure and training courses are as follows:

The Quaystage Journey:


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Our Youth Work



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