What to Expect

Most people who sail on Challenge Wales are not experienced sailors and although sailing on Challenge Wales can be exciting, some times it can be a little daunting. Whether you have sailed before or not there are things you can do to fully make the most of your sailing voyage with us.

On arrival at the boat we will show you where you can store your bag, show you where your bunk is (if you are staying overnight) give you a tour of the boat and undertake a full safety briefing.

When you get out on the water you will be shown how to do things in a safe way and the ‘Challenge Wales’ way, this includes how to use the winches safely, hoist the sails and helm.

In windy conditions the boat could lean over significantly resulting in the toe rail dipping into the water, this is still safe. However, if you want to feel more secure we can provide you with a lifeline which attaches you to the boat. Regardless of the weather conditions you may want to use a lifeline to give you more confidence in moving around the boat.

We operate a strict no-smoking policy onboard Challenge Wales. If you are a smoker you will need to manage this while you are sailing.

Some people may or may not be effected by sea-sickness. If you are not sure, or it is your first time sailing on Challenge Wales you may wish to consider wearing a travel-sickness wrist band or taking travel-sickness tablets. You should discuss this with your pharmacist.

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