DofE Awards - Sailing

As an Approved Activity Provider for the Duke of Edinburgh's Award we offer Residentials at sea for the Gold DofE Award.

To achieve your Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award you need to complete the Residential aspect of the award.

This involves spending how 5 days and 4 nights away from home on a shared activity with people you have never met before.

And what better way of achieving this time by sailing and having an adventure with others on an old wooden boat!

Golden Vanity lends herself really well to Residentials.She was built along time ago in 1908 and she takes teamwork to sail. She has a lovely deck to hang out on chatting to your fellow crew mates and new found friends.If the weather is not so nice in the evenings then down below there is a cosy saloon.

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During the Residential you can take an RYA Competent Crew Course. This is a beginners sailing course and you will get a certificate at the end.You will learn lots of nautical jargon, a number of knots, how to raise and lower the sails, how to steer, what to do if someone falls over board and lots more.All under save and friendly instruction of our experienced skipper.

If you have already done a bit of sailing and have done the RYA Day Skipper Theory course then you can do the Day Skipper practical course. This course will teach you how to be a skipper.

On one evening/night you will do some night sailing. Other evenings you will be either an anchor or alongside in a marina or on a bouy. There iwll be opportunities to have a look around ashore.

We will provide healthy food. You will take it in turns doing the cooking. Think bacon and eggs for breakfast, easy to make sandwiches at lunch and hearty evening meals. We can cater for most dietary requirements, eg veggie, vegan, wheat free etc – just let us know on your booking form when you book.

What is Included

Accommodation on board

All food on board

Friendly sailing instruction

Oilskins if needed

Mooring fees, fuel and gas

Not included - Insurance. You will want to get some personal insurance and you can get this from somwhere like TopSail Insurance

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Stage payments are an option call 0203 006 3717 or email the office for details.

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