We’re outward bound on the water and our residential sailing voyages offer a learning experience and adventure for groups and individuals aged 16 – 25 years.

If you are an adult group 18 – 75 then you can also book a residential voyage with us. Activities are limited until Mid August until restrictions relax a little bit more. Check out the adult sailing page for details. 

All voyages that are 5 days or longer can also qualify for Gold Residential DofE if you are doing this and subject to eligibility.

Remember, you can also create your own residential experience. Talk to us about the dates you want, the size of your group, where you want to go and we can see if we can fit it into our programme. Or, you can select a voyage from one already in our sailing schedule and book it out entirely for your group. Easy!

*Please note that current guidelines in Wales mean that we cannot undertake residential (overnight activities) in ports in Wales. This means that our residentials are currently taking place in England and will follow English government guidance at the time.

Adventure Residential: Cardiff - Gosport, 9th - 14th August 2021

This voyage is ideal for those aged 16 – 25 years.

Jump onboard, no sailing experience required, and take part in this 6 day adventure. We will be aiming to stop at the magical Lundy Island where we will keep an eye out for dolphins, seals and puffins before heading around Land End.

This is a perfect voyage for those looking to have a digital detox, get closer to nature, meet new people and share an amazing experience with them.

if you are wanting to undertake your RYA Competent Crew you can also do this on this voyage for an additional £20 per person.

Full Cost – £600 per person. Bursaries available include Sultan of Oman Bursary (up to £450 if successful) which can reduce the cost of participation. Other bursaries are available and we encourage you to apply and get in touch with us.
Read about this voyage and what’s involved in our Adventure Residential voyages in our Information Pack.

Small Ships Race; Southampton to Dartmouth - 15th - 20th August 2021

Young people winching onboard Challenge Wales yacht Jump onboard for a race with some of the UK sail training fleet.

Join at Southampton Ocean Village in the afternoon on 15th August, take part in a practice race on 16th before then heading to the start line and racing to Dartmouth. Opoprtunity to do night sailing. Depart boat on Friday 20th August late morning.

Although this is a race, no sailing experience is required to take part.

Full Cost – £600 per person. Bursaries are available to reduce the cost and you can read more here. Please contact the Challenge Wales office if you wish to apply or need more information on applying for bursaries.
Read about what is involved Adventure Residential voyages in our Information Pack.

Adventure Residential - Homeward Bound; Dartmouth - Cardiff, 21st - 26th August 2021

 Join Challenge Wales in Dartmouth before we head around Lands End, up the Bristol Channel to Lundy Island and then back to Cardiff. All residential elements of this voyage will be taking part in England (and following English guidelines at the time). This is the perfect voyage for learning some sailng skills, wildlife spotting, making new friends and enjoying being outdoors. You will get to develop teamwork skills, communication skills, time-keeping skills and it’s great for building self-confidence. And, no previous sailing experience is required to take part. You can also use this voyage for your RYA Competent Crew.

Full Cost – £600 per person. A range of bursaries are available to reduce the cost and you can find out more on our bursaries page.

Competent Crew qualification is an additional £20 per person.
For more information check out our Adventure Residential Information Pack.