Date. 20 - 27 Aug 24.
Location. Newcastle to Portsmouth via the Netherlands, Belgium and France.
Description. Exercise Solent Challenger Two is an 8 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 Newcastle heading for Portsmouth with a crew of 10 Cadets and 2 CFAVs. The vessel will head out into the North Sea making for the Dutch coast, then head south down towards Belgium and France before returning to Portsmouth. Participants will crew the yacht carrying out 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. This will be an incredibly challenging voyage! Cadets must be at least 15 years old, hold ACS 3 star, have completed a previous voyage or have certified sailing experience 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.