DofE & Individual Voyages

A once in a lifetime experience for your DofE Gold Award Residential!

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These residential voyages are also open to any individuals aged 16 – 25 years old looking for adventure.

Join the crew aboard one of Cirdan’s amazing vessels for an adventurous 6-day Sailing Voyage along the British coastline during the school holidays.

Duet is our 109 year old gaff-rigged yawl with a colourful history. She may be the smallest in our fleet but she is often the fastest.

Queen Galadriel is an 83 year old converted Baltic trader. She is Cirdan’s flagship and makes her presence felt wherever she goes.

Become part of the crew!

Working in the confines of a sailing vessel is the best way to form friendships, build teamwork learn new skills and have great fun and adventure.

Spaces are limited so book your place now!

Adventure awaits…


There has been a huge demand for our DofE voyages this season with so many young people looking for challenge and adventure to help them move on from the restrictions of lockdown. Although we added as many DofE voyages as possible into our schedule, all the places have now been taken. However, we are advising people to email if they would like to be added to our waiting list for a last-minute cancellation.

We may be fully booked for this season but we are already taking names for anyone interested in 2022.

The cost for 2021 is £548 per person for the 6-day voyage and this includes all food onboard, use of waterproofs, safety equipment and everything you will need for life aboard.

This price is all-inclusive and extra funding may be available from our Voyage of Discovery Fund for anyone experiencing particular financial hardship.

Come and explore new horizons…

Experience required: None – participants will have varying degrees of experience varying from nothing at all to keen sailors. Regardless, you will learn the ropes and be a hands-on member of the crew

Equipment required: Sleeping bag/pillow, warm clothes and stout non-slip waterproof shoes/boots

Equipment supplied: Use of wet weather gear/full waterproofs, safety equipment and everything necessary for a residential afloat

Additional Accreditation Available: Royal Yachting Association, Competent Crew Certificate is awarded to those who earn it’s merit, at an additional cost of £8 per person or £16 if an RYA logbook is required to document your sea miles for future use

Enjoying a bit of beach time after a hard day of sailing!

Whilst these voyages are aimed at DofE students, they are open to any like-minded young person aged 16 to 25 who are looking for fun, challenge and adventure!

The Cirdan Sailing Trust is a DofE Approved Activity Provider.

For further details contact us on 01621 776684 or email