Availability for Individuals and Special Offers

To support our charitable work we run RYA Sail Training voyages for individuals aged 12 to 19 years during the school holidays, a number of RYA Competent Crew, Day Skipper Practical, and Yachtmaster Preparation and Exam courses for adults throughout the sailing season, and occasional sailing expeditions specifically for adults.

We are a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Approved Activity Provider and run open DofE Expedition voyages and DofE Gold Residentials during the school holidays.

We also run several voyages exclusively for home educated students, which follow the same itinerary as our teenage weeksContact us for more information.

Contact us on 01752 823007, email info@theislandtrust.org.uk, or use the enquiry 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 12 to 15

Sail Training voyages for individuals aged 12 to 15
Voyage dates Price Itinerary* Vessel and Course**
Summer
8 – 10 August 2019
SAILED
£170 per person 2 nights
West Country
Moosk
Introduction to sailing/
mini voyage

*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.

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

Sail Training voyages for individuals aged 13 to 19

Sail Training voyages for individuals aged 13 to 19
Voyage dates Price Itinerary* Vessel and Course**
Summer
11 – 16 August 2019
SAILED
£575 per person 6 days
West Country/
Isles of Scilly/
Channel Islands
Johanna Lucretia
DofE Gold Residential
and/or
RYA Start Yachting/
RYA Competent Crew
Summer
11 – 17 August 2019
SAILED
Age 16 – 18 yrs
£695 per person
7 days
West Country
Moosk
RYA Competent Crew
or
RYA Day Skipper Practical
Note: You will need to have completed your Day Skipper Theory prior to coming on the Practical course, which can be taken online – see SeaRegs Training for further details.
This voyage is suitable for DofE Gold Residential
Summer
18 – 23 August 2019
FULLY BOOKED
£575 per person 6 days
West Country/
Isles of Scilly/
Channel Islands
Moosk
DofE Gold Residential
and/or
RYA Start Yachting/
RYA Competent Crew
Summer
25 – 30 August 2019
FULLY BOOKED
£575 per person 6 days
West Country/
Isles of Scilly/
Channel Islands
Moosk
DofE Gold Residential
and/or
RYA Start Yachting/
RYA Competent Crew
Autumn Half Term
20 – 25 October 2019
Availability
£575 per person 6 days
West Country
Pegasus
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.

DofE Expeditions

DofE Expeditions
Voyage dates Price Itinerary Vessel
Summer
28 July – 7 August 2019
SAILED
£930 per person DofE Award open Gold Expedition
10 nights
West Country
Moosk

For full details visit our DofE Expedition page.

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

Voyage dates Price Itinerary Vessel and Course
1 – 7 September 2019
Age 18 and over
Availability

£695 £545 per person 6 nights
Embark 4pm Plymouth
Disembark 12noon Plymouth
Moosk
RYA Competent Crew or
Day Skipper Practical
8 – 14 September 2019
Age 18 and over
FULLY BOOKED
£695 per person 6 nights
Embark 4pm Plymouth
Disembark 12noon Plymouth
Moosk
RYA Competent Crew or
Day Skipper Practical

Visit our RYA page for course overview.

Voyage dates Price Itinerary Vessel and Course
15 – 22 September 2019
Age 18 and over
Availability
£795 per person
Cost does not include Exam fee* 
7 nights
Embark 4pm Plymouth
Disembark 12noon Plymouth
Moosk
RYA Yachtmaster Preparation Course and Exam
12 – 19 October 2019
Age 18 and over
Availability
£795 per person
Cost does not include Exam fee*
7 nights
Embark 4pm Plymouth
Disembark 12noon Plymouth
Moosk
RYA Yachtmaster Preparation Course and Exam

*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. Exam fees are payable to the examiner when he/she arrives (currently £189 for Yachtmaster Coastal and £220 for Yachtmaster Offshore). 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.

Voyage dates Price Itinerary Vessel and Course
25 April – 1 May 2020
Age 18 and over
Availability
£695 per person 6 nights
Embark 4pm Plymouth
Disembark 12noon Plymouth
Moosk
RYA Competent Crew or
Day Skipper Practical
17 – 23 May 2020
Age 18 and over
Availability
£695 per person 6 nights
Embark 4pm Plymouth
Disembark 12noon Plymouth
Moosk
RYA Competent Crew or
Day Skipper Practical
21 – 27 June 2020
Age 18 and over
Availability
£695 per person 6 nights
Embark 4pm Plymouth
Disembark 12noon Plymouth
Moosk
RYA Competent Crew or
Day Skipper Practical
6 – 12 September 2020
Age 18 and over
Availability
£695 per person 6 nights
Embark 4pm Plymouth
Disembark 12noon Plymouth
Moosk
RYA Competent Crew or
Day Skipper Practical
13 – 19 September 2020
Age 18 and over
Availability
£695 per person 6 nights
Embark 4pm Plymouth
Disembark 12noon Plymouth
Moosk
RYA Competent Crew or
Day Skipper Practical

Visit our RYA page for course overview.

Voyage dates Price Itinerary Vessel and Course
18 – 25 April 2020
Age 18 and over
Availability
£795 per person
Cost does not include Exam fee* 
7 nights
Embark 4pm Plymouth
Disembark 12noon Plymouth
Moosk
RYA Yachtmaster Preparation Course and Exam
20 – 27 September 2020
Age 18 and over
Availability
£795 per person
Cost does not include Exam fee*
7 nights
Embark 4pm Plymouth
Disembark 12noon Plymouth
Moosk
RYA Yachtmaster Preparation Course and Exam

*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. Exam fees are payable to the examiner when he/she arrives (currently £189 for Yachtmaster Coastal and £220 for Yachtmaster Offshore). 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.

Adult Coastal Cruises | Sailing Expeditions | Passage voyages

Adult Coastal Cruises and Sailing Expeditions
Voyage dates Price Itinerary Vessel
31 August – 6 September 2019
FULLY BOOKED
£730 per person 6 nights
Isles of Scilly
Embark/Disembark Plymouth
Johanna Lucretia
7 October – 10 October 2019
Availability
£295 per person 3 nights
Passage voyage
Embark Cowes 12noon
Disembark Plymouth 12noon
A great opportunity for those looking to build some miles, or are looking for a hands on experience on a traditionally rigged Topsail Schooner.
Johanna Lucretia

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 the above voyages are suitable for mile building.

Prices include accommodation, use of waterproofs, safety equipment and all meals on board.

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

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Please phone us on 01752 823007 or use the enquiry form below:

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