Becoming a member of Challenge Wales is a great way to directly support all aspects of our work and make it possible to help more young people join us sail training.

Why become a Member?
You will become part of an innovative charity that is helping to change the lives of young people for the better. Your donation will  help to keep the Challenge Wales charity afloat to ensure that everyone onboard remains safe and contributes to the Challenge Wales bursary scheme to enable us to help some of the young people jump onboard who wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity. You will be supporting our work to provide accredited learning opportunities and our educational outreach  programme which will help young people think creatively and inspire them.

You don’t have to be a sailor or have come sailing with us to support us and join the Membership Scheme.

There are three types of Membership;

  • Friends of Challenge Wales (open to everyone)
  • Crew membership (open to volunteer crew only) or
  • Shore membership (open to shore-side volunteers only)

Becoming a member is a great way to support young people develop themselves.

Become a Friend of Challenge Wales

Just £10 per month can help a young person have a life-enhancing experience that will broaden their horizons, improve their mental health, introduce them to the outdoor world and improve their life skills supported every step by our youth worker.
Friends of Challenge Wales will receive;

* Twice yearly e-newsletter on Challenge Wales updates and how their membership fee is helping others
* Invitations for themselves and their family to attend exclusive open day events on Challenge Wales and Adventure Wales
Priority voyage booking
* 5% discount on all adult voyages
Friends of Challenge Wales can donate any monthly amount from £3 but the example of £10 per month will sponsor 1 young person on a 7 hour voyage with support from a Youth Worker.

To become a Friend of Challenge Wales, just complete the Membership Form and a Standing Order Form and return it to Challenge Wales, Crown House, Windsor Road, Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan, CF64 1JG.

Become a Crew Member (open to Volunteer crew Only)

Become a crew member from £10 per month and enable young people to experience sail training.

Volunteer members will receive;

* Twice yearly e-newsletter on Challenge Wales news
* Reduction on sailing crew fees on youth voyages
* Complimentary Challenge Wales Polo Shirt when you first become a member
* Discounts off future merchandise & wet weather clothing
* Discounts off RYA Training through the Challenge Wales Training Centre
* Opportunity to be part of a Committee and directly helping the Charity to develop
* NEW* 20% discount off voyages when wishing to jump onboard as a guest
* NEW* 20% discount off voyages for guest / family member (when you are crewing) *Note – this excludes Round the Island Race

To become a Crew Member, you must be a Challenge Wales Volunteer and you just need to complete a Membership Form and a Standing Order Form
You will also need to check out the Schedule of Membership Fees.


Become a Shore-Side Member (open to Shore-side volunteers)

Become a Shore-side member from £5 per month and enable young people to experience sail training.

Shore-side Volunteer Members receive;

* Twice yearly e-newsletter on Challenge Wales updates
* Opportunity to help with fundraising and open day events
* Opportunity to undertake boat activities and learn about the boat
* Complimentary Tee-shirt when attending events or exhibitions
* Invitations to attend open day events with friends and family
* 5% discount off adult sailing voyages (with option to upgrade to volunteer crew Member)
* Opportunity to be on a Committee and directly help the Charity to develop and contribute to achieving the Charity’s mission.

Download a Membership Form with details of the benefits of each type of membership.

Download a Schedule of Membership Fees and a Standing Order Form


“I am keen to see others see what’s out there beyond their front door and am particularly interested in environmental issues. I became a member of Challenge Wales as I wanted to support an innovative charity that I could relate to, that’s making a difference in young people’s lives. It’s great to be able to sponsor a young person”.  – Vicky from Cardiff

Thank you for your support!