Residential Sailing Course

Ocean Youth Trust South runs residential sailing courses from March to November each year for young people aged 12-25 in our 30m sailing vessel, Prolific. The average voyage involves 5 days on board and includes 12 young people (as well as 6 – 8 adult staff and volunteers).  The young people can sail as an organised group or we can put together groups of up to 12 individual bookings. We work with a wide range of disadvantaged and vulnerable young people, focusing on confidence, self-esteem, team-working, developing new skills, coping with unfamiliar experiences, cooking and healthy eating, tolerance and understanding of others, communication skills and much more.  Please email: to discuss opportunities for young people.

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Accreditation Details

Qualification Awarding Body Credit Value SCAAT
Start Yachting Royal Yachting Association
Competent Crew Royal Yachting Association
Example Daily Timetable
Time Activity
9:00 Introductions and Briefing
9:30 Prepare and wash up breakfast
10:45 Chart out day’s sailing and forecast
11:30 Sailing – day to include ropework, sail handling, steering, navigating and keeping lookout.
13:00 Anchor and lunch
14:00 Sailing until reach the harbour
17:00 Explore harbour; beach BBQ, football, games. Review session & goal setting for next day.