Both Challenge Wales and Adventure Wales will be getting you closer to the sailing action with some of our voyages that you can jump onto. Not only as spectator boats for the event but we’ll also be having Open Boat events as part of the Cardiff Stopover event in Cardiff.

Hunt the Volvo Ocean Race boats: 26th - 28th May 2018

Leg 7, Auckland to Itajai, start day. 18 March, 2018.

Challenge Wales | Wales’ Tall Ship originally raced around the world, the wrong way, in the World’s toughest yacht race. She is now aiming to come face-to-face with the Volvo Ocean Race fleet when they race into the Bristol Channel and into Cardiff late spring. Join us for a three day voyage as we aim to ‘hunt’ the fleet as they arrive, have a fantastic sailing experience and visit the inspirational Lundy Island. Over 18’s only.

Cost – £299 | 3 days

29th May Free Boat Tour on Challenge Wales 11am - 6pm

Find us in Cardiff Bay, only accessible via the Barrage on the edge of the Volvo Ocean Race Village
Challenge Wales \ Wales’ Tall Ship raced around the world twice, against the prevailing winds,  in the World’s toughest yacht race in 2000/2001 and 2004/2005. The Challenge Wales charity now changes young lives through adventure on the water and bringing opportunities to improve employment prospects. You can jump onboard for a free tour and see how people live, sleep, cook and sail Wales’ largest sailing boat.

30th May Free Boat Tour on Challenge Wales 11am - 6pm

1st June Free Boat Tour on Challenge Wales 11am - 6pm

Young Persons Sailing Day 2nd June 2018

Start/Finish Cardiff Bay

Join us for a day of accredited ‘Teamwork’ learning. Work as a team to get the boat rigged and sailing. Hoist the sails, helm the boat, prepare lunch and then reflect on skills learnt and activities undertaken. This is an Agored Cymru Accredited learning day. Suitable for those aged 14 – 25 years.
FULLY BOOKED

Challenge Experience Day Sun 3rd June 2018

Start/Finish – Penarth Marina (near Cardiff Bay)
Join us for a big boat sailing day to explore the Vale coast and see it from a different perspective. Get involved in all aspects of sailing guided by our crew. Hoist the sails, helm the boat and be Captain! Or, sit back and enjoy being on the water. Due to tides this day will start around 10.00am and finish around 4.00pm. This voyage coincides with the Volvo Ocean Race Stopover in Cardiff.
Cost – £95 per person

Challenge Experience Day Volvo Ocean Race – In-Port Race 8th June 2018

Leg 7, Auckland to Itajai, start day. 18 March, 2018.

Join us for a morning onboard Challenge Wales or Adventure Wales and a couple of hours of sailing before watching the In-Port Race which will start at 2.00pm

Challenge Wales – BOOKED
Adventure Wales – Provisionally RESERVED

Cost – £145 per person

Challenge Experience Day Volvo Ocean Race – Race Start 10th June 2018

Leg 7 from Auckland to Itajai. Cape Horn. 30 March, 2018

Start/Finish – Cardiff Bay

Start of Volvo Ocean Race Leg 10. Jump aboard Challenge Wales or Adventure Wales and experience the excitement of the start of the penultimate leg of the 2017-2018 round the world race series. We’ll start the day with some sailing before watching the fleet depart at 4.00pm.

Cost – £155 per person