Date. 23 - 29 Jun 24.
Location. Portsmouth via the Channel Islands.
Description. Exercise Solent Challenger One is a 7 day offshore sailing expedition delivered in conjunction with the Tall Ships Youth Trust. A Challenger 72 ex around the world racing yacht will depart from Gunwharf Quay, Portsmouth with a crew on 10 Cadets and 2 CFAVs heading out into the Solent and beyond across to France and down to the Channel Islands before returning to Portsmouth. Participants will crew the yacht performing all the duties required to ensure the vessel functions safely and efficiently day and night. This will include helming the vessel, setting the sails, navigating, anchor watch and working in the galley preparing meals for the whole crew.
Prerequisites. Cadets must be at least 15 years old, hold ACS 3 star, have a genuine interest in sailing and have completed the CF Water Safety Test. CFAVs do not need to be qualified but should have a genuine interest in sailing, have completed the CF Water Safety Test and be prepared to support the Cadets and professional crew.
Personal Contribution. £500.
Please speak to your detachment or contingent commander if you are interested in attending this course.