DofE & Individual Voyages

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

**2023 dates now available to book**

These residential voyages are also open to any individual 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 110 year old gaff-rigged yawl with a colourful history. She may be the smallest in our fleet but she is often the fastest.

Living and 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…

2023 Voyage Dates

  • DofE 1 2023: Mon 10th April to Sat 15th April – East Coast
  • DofE 2 2023: Mon 24th July to Sat 29th July – South Coast
  • DofE 3 2023: Mon 31st July to Sat 5th Aug – South Coast
  • DofE 4 2023: Mon 7th Aug to Sat 12th Aug – South Coast
  • DofE 5 2023: Mon 14th Aug to Sat 19th Aug – South Coast
  • DofE 6 2023: Mon 21st Aug to Sat 26th Aug – South Coast
  • DofE 7 2023: Mon 23rd Oct to Sat 28th Oct – East Coast

The cost for 2023 is £595 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.

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 £10 per person or £20 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