Young people sailing on Challenge Wales have reported an increase in teamwork abilities, improved communication skills and gained in self-confidence. Some of our voyages though have been life-changing.

From unemployment and into work

‘Luke’, aged 18,was unemployed, lacked self-motivation and spent hours in his bedroom. He hadn’t talked for two years and his Youth Worker didn’t think he would hold down a full time job.
What we did: Luke joined us for a 5 day residential
The results: Improved communication and social skills leading him into employment. Read the impact…

From Wales to the other side of the world

‘Shannon’ didn’t know what direction her career should go in after university.
What we did: Shannon joined us on a residential voyage initially and then a Tall Ships Race voyage
The results: Further opportunities as a result of sailing on Challenge Wales resulted in a new career focus. Read the impact…


Talking charts help Turn the Tide for blind people

Research through RNIB showed that visually impaired young people wanted to take part in the same activities as those people with vision.
What we did: Our Turning the Tide project enabled us to train our volunteers and adapted Challenge Wales with different aids to support visually impaired young people including the development of a Bluetooth audio compass & talking charts.
The results: The young people sailed Challenge Wales and experienced increased confidence and made friends. Read the impact…


Marine Skills Initiative - Lessons learnt from Sea to School

 Case Study to come shortly…