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
18 – 23 August 2019
£575 per person 6 days
West Country
Moosk
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.

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

Sail Training voyages for individuals aged 13 to 19

New for the 2019 season will be our Ocean Literacy week, which along with the sailing activities will include learning more about the ocean with marine and maritime specialist John Hepburn. John will impart his wonderful knowledge of the ocean – raising awareness of the sea, the amazing things that live in it, how we can look after it, and the opportunities it offers.  Activities will include studying ocean life by trawling for plankton and looking at it under the microscope; using underwater cameras and viewing marine life on the screen in the saloon; spotting and recording wildlife as you sail; rockpool rambles and beach cleans. We will also keep an eye out for maritime activities and hope to be able to talk to people who work with or on the sea.

Sail Training voyages for individuals aged 13 to 19
Voyage dates Price Itinerary* Vessel and Course**
Autumn Half Term
21 – 26 October 2018
£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

*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.

Sail Training voyages for individuals aged 13 to 19
Voyage dates Price Itinerary* Vessel and Course**
Easter
7 – 12 April 2019
£575 per person 6 days
West Country
Pegasus
DofE Gold Residential
and/or
RYA Start Yachting/
RYA Competent Crew
Easter
7 – 17 April 2019
£930 per person 10 days
West Country
Moosk
DofE Award Gold Expedition
Easter
14 – 19 April 2019
£575 per person 6 days
West Country
Pegasus
DofE Gold Residential
and/or
RYA Start Yachting/
RYA Competent Crew
Summer
21 – 26 July 2019
£575 per person 6 days
West Country
Moosk
DofE Gold Residential
and/or
RYA Start Yachting/
RYA Competent Crew
Summer
28 July – 7 August 2019
£930 per person 10 days
West Country
Moosk
DofE Award Gold Expedition
Summer
4 – 10 August 2019
£675 per person 7 days
West Country/
Isles of Scilly/
Channel Islands
Johanna Lucretia
DofE Gold Residential
and/or
RYA Start Yachting/
RYA Competent Crew
Summer
Ocean Literacy

11 – 16 August 2019
£650 per person 6 days
West Country
Sailing and marine, wildlife, and beach studies
Johanna Lucretia
Suitable for DofE Gold Residential
Summer
25 – 30 August 2019
£575 per person 6 days
West Country
Moosk
DofE Gold Residential
and/or
RYA Start Yachting/
RYA Competent Crew
Autumn Half Term
20 – 25 October 2019
£575 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

*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.

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

Adult RYA Competent Crew | Day Skipper Practical | Yachtmaster Preparation Course & Exam
Voyage dates Price Itinerary Vessel and Course
20 – 27 October 2018
Age 18 and over
FULL
£695 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 £185 for Yachtmaster Coastal and £215 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 RYA Competent Crew | Day Skipper Practical | Yachtmaster Preparation Course & Exam
Voyage dates Price Itinerary Vessel and Course
21 – 27 April 2019
Age 18 and over
£695 per person 6 nights
Embark 4pm Plymouth
Disembark 12noon Plymouth
Moosk
RYA Competent Crew or
Day Skipper Practical
12 – 18 May 2019
Age 18 and over
£695 per person 6 nights
Embark 4pm Plymouth
Disembark 12noon Plymouth
Moosk
RYA Competent Crew or
Day Skipper Practical
23 – 29 June 2019
Age 18 and over
£695 per person 6 nights
Embark 4pm Plymouth
Disembark 12noon Plymouth
Moosk
RYA Competent Crew or
Day Skipper Practical
1 – 7 September 2019
Age 18 and over
£695 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
£695 per person 6 nights
Embark 4pm Plymouth
Disembark 12noon Plymouth
Moosk
RYA Competent Crew or
Day Skipper Practical
15 – 22 September 2019
Age 18 and over
£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
£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 £185 for Yachtmaster Coastal and £215 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 Sailing Expeditions

Adult Sailing Expeditions
Voyage dates Price Itinerary Vessel
19 – 22 April 2019 £399 per person 3 nights
South West Coastal Cruise
Embark/Disembark Plymouth
Johanna Lucretia
26 – 29 April 2019 £399 per person 3 nights
South West Coastal Cruise
Embark/Disembark Plymouth
Johanna Lucretia
18 – 24 May 2019 £730 per person 6 nights
Isles of Scilly
Embark/Disembark Falmouth
Johanna Lucretia
Paimpol Festival du Chant de Marin 2019
30 July – 9 August 2019
Age 18 and over
Paimpol Sea Shanty Festival 2019
£1,200 per person 10 nights
Sail with us to the world-renowned Breton Sea Shanty Festival on 2,3,4 August 2019.
Embark Plymouth 1800 hrs 30 July
Disembark Plymouth 1000hrs 9 August
Pegasus
31 August – 6 September 2019 £730 per person 6 nights
Isles of Scilly
Embark/Disembark Plymouth
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 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.

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

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