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FULL SAILING PROGRAMME 2018

All dates and details are subject to change - please contact us for details

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Spring programme

Operating from our home port of Ipswich, we will be offering a range of voyages exploring the Suffolk and Essex coast. Longer trips may venture slightly further. Options available include weekends, extended trips over Bank Holiday weekends and during half term, day sails & evening taster sessions on the east coast

MINIMUM AGE 10 YEARS

-     Local sailing from Ipswich - 2 day weekends:

         6-8 April, 13-15 April, 20-22 April, 27-29 April

         11-13 May, 18-20 May

         1-3 June, 8-10 June, 15-17 June, 22-24 June, 29 June-1 July

-     East Coast Explorer - 4 day Easter mid-week voyage

         9-13 April

-     East Coast Explorer - 3 day May Bank Holiday weekend voyages

         4-7 May, 25-28 May

-     East Coast Explorer - 6 day half term mid-week voyage

         25-31 May

Available April-July

1-4 days, see details on left

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Tall Ships Cruise in Company

Ipswich to Sunderland, UK; then race to Esbjerg, Denmark

This epic thirteen day international experience will begin with a delivery voyage from Ipswich to Sunderand, during which you will hone your sailing skills ready to take part in the Tall Ships Race which follows. After arriving in Sunderland, there is the opportunity to join in with the Tall Ships festivities. As a member of the race crew, you will then race non stop against the rest of the fleet to Denmark, where you will be welcomed to the next stage of the Tall Ships festivities.

May be suitable for young people looking to complete their Duke of Edinburgh Gold / Queen's Scout Award Residential Experiences.

MINIMUM AGE 15 YEARS. PASSPORT REQUIRED FOR INTERNATIONAL VOYAGES.

7-20 July

13 days

Tall Ships Cruise in Company

Esbjerg, Denmark to Stavanger, Norway

Join us in Denmark for the Tall Ships Festivities, before setting sail in company with other Tall Ships vessels towards the stunning scenic country of Norway. Spend some time exploring the fjords, before finishing in the beautiful city of Stavanger for more Tall Ships festivities.

May be suitable for young people looking to complete their Duke of Edinburgh Gold / Queen's Scout Award Residential Experiences.

MINIMUM AGE 15 YEARS. PASSPORT REQUIRED FOR INTERNATIONAL VOYAGES.

20-28 July

8 days

Tall Ships Race & return cruise

Stavanger, Norway to Harlingen, The Netherlands - then Ipswich, UK

This fourteen day adventure will be our longest voyage in 2018. Experience the parade of sail as you depart Stavanger and then race towards The Netherlands. As a member of the race crew, you can then expect a warm VIP welcome in Harlingen where you will enjoy the full Tall Ships experience. Once the festivities are over, you will then sail the final leg back to our home port of Ipswich.

May be suitable for young people looking to complete their Duke of Edinburgh Gold / Queen's Scout Award Residential Experiences.

MINIMUM AGE 15 YEARS. PASSPORT REQUIRED FOR INTERNATIONAL VOYAGES.

28 July-11 August

14 days

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Additional weekend voyages

Local sailing from Ipswich

Whilst Ocean Scout is away participating in the Tall Ships Races, Offshore Scout will initially remain at our Ipswich base, meaning we are able to offer weekend sailing during July, before Offshore Scout herself sets sail overseas for the rest of the summer.

7-8 July, 14-15 July

MINIMUM AGE 10 YEARS

Available July

2 days

Frisian Isles Explorer

Ipswich, UK to Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Join us in Denmark for part of the Tall Ships Festivities and witness the spectacular parade of sail, before saying farewell to Ocean Scout and the rest of the fleet. You will be heading in the opposite direction, towards Dutch waters and eventually finishing in Amsterdam.

May be suitable for young people looking to complete their Duke of Edinburgh Gold / Queen's Scout Award Residential Experiences.

MINIMUM AGE 14 YEARS. PASSPORT REQUIRED FOR INTERNATIONAL VOYAGES.

19-28 July

9 days

Dutch & British capital cities summer cruise

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to London, UK

This exciting seven day voyage will begin in Amsterdam and explore Dutch waters, before heading back across the North Sea to the UK and up the famous River Thames to London.

May be suitable for young people looking to complete their Duke of Edinburgh Gold / Queen's Scout Award Residential Experiences.

MINIMUM AGE 14 YEARS. PASSPORT REQUIRED FOR INTERNATIONAL VOYAGES.

28 July-4 August

7 days

East Coast / Channel Explorer

London to Ipswich, UK

Join Offshore Scout in London for a seven day voyage back to Ipswich, allowing plenty of time for exploration of the the UK east coast or even French or Belgian ports. Depending on the crew, this could be a UK-based voyage or international/cross-channel voyage.

May be suitable for young people looking to complete their Duke of Edinburgh Gold / Queen's Scout Award Residential Experiences.

MINIMUM AGE 14 YEARS. PASSPORT REQUIRED FOR INTERNATIONAL VOYAGES.

4-11 August

7 days

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Taster week - East Coast Explorer

Departs from and returns to Ipswich, UK

Set sail from our home port of Ipswich and explore the east coast of the UK. Depending on the crew, weather conditions, etc we can be flexible with destinations and there is the possibility of heading across the channel to France or Belgium.

May be suitable for young people looking to complete their Duke of Edinburgh Gold / Queen's Scout Award Residential Experiences.

MINIMUM AGE 14 YEARS. PASSPORT REQUIRED FOR INTERNATIONAL VOYAGES.

11-17 August

7 days

ASTO Small Ships Race

Ipswich to Gosport

This seven day adventure includes a delivery voyage from Ipswich to Gosport, where you will join the UK Small Ships fleet for a race event in the Solent.

May be suitable for young people looking to complete their Duke of Edinburgh Gold / Queen's Scout Award Residential Experiences.

MINIMUM AGE 14 YEARS. PASSPORT REQUIRED FOR INTERNATIONAL VOYAGES.

17-24 August

7 days

Summer Holiday Cruise

Gosport to Ipswich, visiting France & Belgium

Set sail from Gosport on the UK south coast and head across the Channel. Possible ports of call during this nine day voyage include those in the Channel Islands, France and Belgium.

May be suitable for young people looking to complete their Duke of Edinburgh Gold / Queen's Scout Award Residential Experiences.

MINIMUM AGE 14 YEARS. PASSPORT REQUIRED FOR INTERNATIONAL VOYAGES.

24 August-2 September

9 days

Autumn programme

Operating from our home port of Ipswich, we will be offering a range of voyages exploring the Suffolk and Essex coast. Longer trips may venture slightly further. Options available include weekends, extended trips during the October half term, day sails & evening taster sessions on the east coast

MINIMUM AGE 10 YEARS

-     Local sailing from Ipswich - 2 day weekends:

         8-10 September, 15-17 September, 22-24 September, 29 September-1 October

         6-8 October, 13-15 October, 20-22 October, 27-29 October

-     East Coast Explorer - 4 day half term mid-week voyage

         23-27 October

Available September-October

1-4 days, see details on left

We will again offer a full sailing programme throughout the season, April to October. Outside of the summer programme of longer voyages, we will have on offer our usual selection of weekends, extended Bank Holiday weekend voyages and evening/day taster sails.

RESIDENTIAL VOYAGES FOR INDIVIDUALS AND GROUPS AGED 10 YEARS UPWARD

We hope there is something in our 2018 Sailing Programme for everyone whether you want to achieve an RYA certificate or just have fun. Back by popular demand are the Tall Ship’s Races which proved a huge adventure in 2017. For those wishing to stay nearer to home we have some UK and North Sea based voyages in the summer holidays. This year we also have the ASTO Small Ships Race, a UK version of the Tall Ships for UK training vessels. It promises to be a fun event and race, and both our boats have entered!

EARLY BOOKING

Booking early not only helps us, it will make the cost of any flights/public transport to and from the boats cheaper for you too. As an extra incentive to choose your voyage early, we are holding our 2017 prices until December 31st 2017. Our 2018 prices will apply to all deposits received from 1st January 2018 onwards and all Tall Ships Race berths. As an extra incentive; book eight places and a leader sails for free!

FINANCING A TRIP WITH US

Please give us a ring to talk about the money!  We are sure that many groups and individuals are missing out on potential sources of financial assistance to help them make a sail-training voyage more affordable. By giving our office a ring on 01206-385071, or 07927-911981, we can try to help with funding your sailing. In 2017 over 30 young people sailed with us who had some assistance with some or all of their voyage fees.

NEW IDEAS

We can offer day sails and evening sails in addition to this programme. Currently our boats don’t sail much from Monday-Friday in term time. Please get in touch if you have a group who would like to sail during the week.

FLEXIBLE DATES

If you want us to create a bespoke voyage for your group – please ring us asap. We can modify the sailing programme to create a special adventure, but changes to the published programme are only possible with early bookings.

Contact us today for more information or to discuss availability.

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