The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme (known as DofE) is open to those aged 14 – 24 years and has three Award levels: Bronze, Silver and Gold.

Each Award has four sections: Volunteering, Physical, Skill, Expedition and for the Gold Award there is a fifth section, the Residential.

Challenge Wales is an Approved Activity Provider and provides a fantastic Gold DofE Residential.

The Earl of Wessex, Prince Edward, onboard Challenge Wales with some DofE participants

Any voyages that are 5 days or more qualify as a Gold DofE Residential.

Please note there is often bursary funding available to support all UK residents to jump onboard Challenge Wales, so check out our Bursaries page to see how much your voyage costs can reduce by.

Adventure Residential’s – Book up today!

Stavanger (Norway) to Harlingen (Netherlands): 28th July - 5th August 2018

Get ready for the last race of the Tall Ships Races 2018 series. Join us in the afternoon of 28th July, explore one or two of the spectacular tall ships before the Challenge Wales welcome meeting where you will meet your fellow crew. Learn the ropes and head off to sea in the spectacular parade of sail. Then it will be a sail to the start line

Cost – £800   Read the 2018 Tall Ships Information Pack

Only 2 Berths Left

Harlingen (Netherlands) to Gosport (UK): 5th Aug - 11th Aug 2018 - HOMEWARD BOUND

Don’t worry if you didn’t experience one of the Tall Ships Races as you can still experience the atmosphere of this amazing event, take part in a Parade of Sail and see the other spectacular ships before heading back to the UK.

Cost – £549
Read the 2018 Tall Ships Information Pack

 

Gosport to Cardiff | Homeward Bound Adventure Residential: 12th - 17th August 2018

Group of air cadets sat on Challenge WalesJoin us late afternoon/early evening of 12th for our homeward bound voyage back to Cardiff. This voyage takes place on Challenge Wales. We’ll be hoping to spot dolphins at Lundy Island, sailing around Lands End and hoping to spot the International Space Station as we sail by the stars on a night sail.
Cost – £497

 

The Colin Laidlaw Sea Life Sail It Voyage: 28th August - 1st September

This inaugural voyage, which we aim to run on an annual basis is to help young people develop a passion for sailing and give them an opportunity to experience being at sea. Open to those aged 16 – 25 years. To apply for your place, read the information details for this voyage, and then contact us to reserve your place and for an application form.

Cost | £25