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No prior sailing experience is required and we aim to make our voyages as accessible as possible. We are part of the Scout movement, but crews from all walks of life are welcome to sail with us. As well as Scout troops, Explorer Scout units and Scout Networks, other regular users include educational establishments, youth groups, young carers, autism support groups, Sea Cadets, universities, adult groups, Duke of Edinburgh Award groups, junior sailing clubs, etc.

Group vs. individual bookings

Most of our voyages are available to be booked by either whole groups or as individuals. With two boats available each with space for up to 11 people, we are able to cater for groups of all sizes (by special arrangement, it is sometimes possible to accept bookings for 12 crew members). We also run a number of voyages specifically for individuals or small groups.

Age range

Our sailing programme is aimed predominantly at young people and we run a wide range of voyages targeting crews between the ages of 10 and 25 years. As the needs and abilities of individuals within this wide age range can vary substantially, our programme includes a range of voyages targeted at particular age ranges. We aim to be as flexible as possible; however some voyages during specific events may be age restricted; such as Tall Ships Races which are typically limited to the 15-25 age range. Please see our programme for details of any restrictions.

We do also sail with adult groups, particularly during the school summer term when many young people will be unable to sail with us due to their exams. Previous adult groups have included scout and other youth leaders, or organisations wishing to utilise our boats for corporate team building.

Disabilities & other special needs

We aim to make our voyages as accessible as possible and are always willing to discuss any specific requirements for crew with physical disabilities, health issues, learning difficulties or other special needs.

The starting point is always “what can we do to enable you to safely sail with us and have an enjoyable, rewarding experience?”

We may be able to make certain adaptations to the planned programme, or arrange to carry extra equipment, adult carers, etc.

Although our vessels are not specifically adapted for people with disabilities, we have previously sailed with a variety of groups and individuals with a wide range of requirements. For example, we have during recent sailing seasons welcomed several crews from autism support organisations, partially sighted persons and with learning difficulties.

In the first instance, please contact us to discuss how we may able to help.

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