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.

Don’t forget bursary funding is available to support all UK residents (aged 12 – 25 years) to jump onboard Challenge Wales, so check out our Bursaries page to see how. This can often automatically reduce your voyage costs by 50% and in some cases much more.

Adventure Voyage: 14th - 18th April 2019

Jump onboard for this voyage which starts and finishes in Cardiff. This voyage is perfect for those aged 16 – 25 years and suitable for those coming on their own. Learn teamwork and communication skills, step ashore the magical island of Lundy, watch out for dolphins & seals, understand the impact of microplastics on the ocean and gain sailing experience. No sailing necessary to take part!

Full price without bursary | £499
Price with bursary | £249 plus further bursaries may be available if eligible

 

Aberdeen (UK) to Aalborg (Denmark): 27th June - 5th July 2019

The delivery trip into the Tall Ships Races is a great way to gain some sea miles and experience the start of this spectacular event. This voyage will include night sailing. This voyage is suitable for those aged 18 – 75 years / adult only.

Cost £549
If you are aged 18 – 25 years, a bursary is likely to be available subject to eligibility.
To book a berth please contact the office on 029 20 704 657 or email us.

 

Aalborg (Denmark) to Fredrikstad (Norway): 5th - 13th July 2019

This is Race 1 of the Tall Ships Races. You will set sail in the Parade of Sail and start to work with your fellow crew mates to race the boat. It will be fun and challenging. Throw in some spectacular scenery, amazing sunrises & sunsets, camaraderie and it becomes an adventure that will provide a lifetime of memories.

Cost – £735 (different bursaries are available for this voyage including one up to €500 if eligible)
Our Tall Ships Information pack gives you lots of information including how to fund the voyage and if you are interested in this voyage then please contact us by email or call 029 20 704 657

 

Fredrikstad (Norway) to Bergen (Norway): 13th - 23rd July 2019

Get ready for the Cruise in Company. Join us in the afternoon of 13th 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 time to explore some of the amazing ports in Norway and spot wildlife. if you are wanting to take part in the Tall Ships Races but aren’t looking for a competitive voyage then this is perfect for you.

Cost – £855 (different bursaries are available for this voyage including  one up to €500 if eligible)
This is going to be an amazing voyage, read our Tall Ships Information Pack with lots of information and how to fund your trip!

 

Bergen (Norway) to Aarhus (Denmark) - 23rd July - 3rd August 2019

It’s Race 2 of the Tall Ships Races and a good opportunity for some exciting sailing to the finish port and the celebrations. You’ll be working in watches, as two teams and making lifelong friends along the way. In port, meet up with crews from all over the world and take part in the famous crew parade representing Wales and the UK.

Cost – £900 (different bursaries are available for this voyage including one up to €500 if eligible)
Read our Tall Ships Information pack with details on how to fund your voyage!

 

Aarhus (Denmark) to Amsterdam (Netherlands) 3rd - 12th August 2019

It’s our first Homeward Bound Leg. Take part in the Parade of Sail and wave goodbye to the amazing tall ships events. Before we set sail you will have time to experience the party atmosphere of this spectacular event.

Cost – £650 (different bursaries are available for this voyage so please check out our bursaries page
Read our Tall Ships Information pack here!

 

Amsterdam (Netherlands) to Gosport (UK) 12th - 18th August

It’s our second Homeward Bound Leg.  Experience the sail from Amsterdam all the way back to Gosport, a great opportunity to develop sailing and navigational skills as we make our way back to the UK.

Cost – £560 (Different bursaries are available for this voyage if eligible)
Read our Information pack for this voyage!

 

Gosport (South England, UK) to Penarth (South Wales, UK) 18th August - 23rd August 2019

It’s our final leg home to Penarth.  Joining Challenge Wales in Gosport you will help crew the vessel back to its home port of Penarth, with an opportunity to see Lundy Island, an island host to seals, puffins and pods of dolphins.  You’ll sail along some of the most spectacular coastlines of Devon and Cornwall before experiencing sailing in the Bristol Channel.

Cost – £500 per person (bursaries are available for this voyage)
THIS VOYAGE IS NOW FULLY BOOKED

 

 

The Colin Laidlaw Sea Life Sail It Voyage: 27th - 31st August 2019

In it’s second year, this voyage has been created 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. Places need to be applied for and applications will open in March 2019. If you are interested in joining us then please email us to register your interest. Voyage will start and finish in Cardiff Bay.

Cost | £35