Availability for Individuals and Special Offers

Come onboard and enjoy some fabulous cruising for your Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Gold Residential, RYA Courses and mile building, or simply come for the pure enjoyment of being at sea.

To support our charitable work we run Sail Training voyages for individuals aged 13 to 25 years during the school holidays, a number of RYA Competent Crew, Day Skipper Practical, Yachtmaster Exam Preparation six day courses for adults throughout the sailing season, and occasional sailing expeditions specifically for adults.

We also run a number of voyages exclusively for home educated pupils, which follow the same itinerary as our teenage weeks. Contact us for more information.

Contact us on 01752 823007, email info@theislandtrust.org.uk, or use the contact form at the bottom of this page.

All voyages start and finish in Plymouth, unless stated otherwise, and follow the RYA Cruising syllabus. Prices include accommodation, use of waterproofs, safety equipment and all meals on board.

Sail Training voyages for individuals aged 13 to 25

2018

Voyage dates Price Itinerary* Vessel and Course**
Summer
26 – 31 August 2018
FULL
£550 per person 6 days
West Country
Moosk
DofE Gold Residential
and/or
RYA Start Yachting/
RYA Competent Crew
Autumn Half Term
21 – 26 October 2018
Availability
£550 per person 6 days
Halloween Half Term adventures…
spooktacular sailing in the West Country
Pegasus
DofE Gold Residential
and/or
RYA Start Yachting/
RYA Competent Crew

2019

Voyage dates Price Itinerary* Vessel and Course**
EARLY BIRD OFFER
Easter

7 – 12 April 2019
Availability
£575 £550 per person 6 days
West Country
Moosk
DofE Gold Residential
and/or
RYA Start Yachting/
RYA Competent Crew
EARLY BIRD OFFER
Easter
14 – 19 April 2019
Availability
£575 £550 per person 6 days
West Country
Moosk
DofE Gold Residential
and/or
RYA Start Yachting/
RYA Competent Crew
EARLY BIRD OFFER
Summer

21 – 26 July 2019
Availability
£575 £550 per person 6 days
West Country
Moosk
DofE Gold Residential
and/or
RYA Start Yachting/
RYA Competent Crew

*The voyage itinerary is a guide only and the destination will be weather dependent.
**All courses follow the RYA Cruising syllabus, and can include the option to gain Royal Yachting Association Qualifications.
Photographic ID is required for voyages visiting the Channel Islands. A Student ID card or a Citizencard fulfils these requirements.
Passports are required for voyages visiting France.  We will inform you beforehand if ID or a Passport is needed for your voyage.
Travel insurance will be required for excursions abroad.

Bursaries are available for eligible individuals, please contact us for details.

Passage Voyages for Adults

2018

Voyage dates Price Itinerary Vessel and Course
8 Oct – 13 Oct 2018
Age 18 and over
Availability
£400 per person Passage voyage
5 nights
Embark 10am Portsmouth (marina TBC)
Disembark 10am Plymouth
Pegasus
Suitable for mile building

RYA Competent Crew | Day Skipper Practical | Yachtmaster Preparation Course & Exam

2018

Voyage dates Price Itinerary Vessel and Course
16 Sept – 22 Sept 2018
Age 18 and over
1 PLACE LEFT
£695 per person 6 nights
Embark 4pm Plymouth
Disembark 12noon Plymouth
Moosk
RYA Competent Crew or
Day Skipper Practical
30 Sept – 6 Oct 2018
Age 18 and over
FULL
£695 per person 6 nights
Embark 4pm Plymouth
Disembark 12noon Plymouth
Moosk
RYA Competent Crew or
Day Skipper Practical
7 – 14 October 2018
Age 18 and over
FULL
£695 per person
Cost does not include Exam fee* – exam fees are payable to the examiner directly when he/she arrives (currently £185 for Yachtmaster Coastal and £215 for Yachtmaster Offshore)
7 nights
Embark 4pm Plymouth
Disembark 12noon Plymouth
Moosk
RYA Yachtmaster Preparation Course and Exam
Plenty of handling and advanced navigation
20 – 27 October 2018
Age 18 and over
Availability
£695 per person
Cost does not include Exam fee* – exam fees are payable to the examiner directly when he/she arrives (currently £185 for Yachtmaster Coastal and £215 for Yachtmaster Offshore)
7 nights
Embark 4pm Plymouth
Disembark 12noon Plymouth
Moosk
RYA Yachtmaster Preparation Course and Exam
Plenty of handling and advanced navigation

2019

Voyage dates Price Itinerary Vessel and Course
12 – 18 May 2019
Age 18 and over
Availability
£695 per person 6 nights
Embark 4pm Plymouth
Disembark 12noon Plymouth
Moosk
RYA Competent Crew or
Day Skipper Practical
15 – 21 September 2019
Age 18 and over
Availability
EARLY BIRD OFFER
£695 per person
Cost does not include Exam fee* – exam fees are payable to the examiner directly when he/she arrives (currently £185 for Yachtmaster Coastal and £215 for Yachtmaster Offshore)
7 nights
Embark 4pm Plymouth
Disembark 12noon Plymouth
Moosk
RYA Yachtmaster Preparation Course and Exam
Plenty of handling and advanced navigation

*There is no need to pay the exam fee until the end of the preparation course, and only if you feel that you are ready to be examined by an external examiner. The fee goes direct to the RYA with your exam application, so you will need to bring your cheque book or credit card.
Visit our RYA page for course overview.

Sailing Expeditions for Adults

2019

Voyage dates Price Itinerary Vessel
Dates to be announced soon

Prices include accommodation, use of waterproofs, safety equipment and all meals on board.
Travel insurance will be required for excursions abroad.
Photographic ID is required when visiting the Channel Islands. We will inform you beforehand if ID or a Passport is needed for your voyage.

All voyages and courses are operated by The Island Trust’s trading subsidiary Island (Cutter) Ltd.

RYA Recognised Training Centre

Crewed by professional sailing staff, qualified at the highest level, all of our vessels have been coded by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency and inspected for seaworthiness and safety.

The Island Trust and its operating company, Island (Cutter) Ltd, have robust policies and procedures in place to guarantee your safety onboard including:

  • Health and Safety Policies
  • Child Protection Policies
  • Annual DBS Disclosure for all staff and volunteers

We are members of the Association of Sail Training Organisations (ASTO).

Full time and relief staff are RYA Yachtmasters and Cruising Instructors or higher, and volunteers are qualified to levels appropriate to the responsibilities they carry in accordance with statutory MCA and RYA regulations and guidelines.

For more information about RYA training »

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