The Challenge Wales charity works with young people helping to develop their life skills to improve their employment prospects. Over the past 10 years, the award-winning sailing charity has worked with young people who have been unemployed, in care, are young carers, homeless or at risk of being homeless, have dropped out of education, have severe financial limitations as well as those who are looking for a challenge and focus in their lives.

Our work is achieved through sail training which takes place on Challenge Wales | Wales’ Tall Ship (a 72-foot ex round-the-world racing yacht) and Adventure Wales (a 60-foot ocean-going schooner). Voyages range from one day experience sails to longer UK residential voyages and for those looking for real adventure we offer overseas and further afield experiences.

We also take adults sailing aged 18 – 75 years on a variety of voyages which help fund the predominantly volunteer run charity.

What we do

Education | Adventure | Legacy

Our History

From around the World to Wales

Our Volunteers

Be part of a life-changing experience

Our Staff

The office team

Our Trustees


Our Youth Panel

Hearing young people’s voices

Reports & Accounts

Our impact | Our numbers

Press & Media

News releases

Case Studies

Hear some of our stories