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.

We understand that there is a lot of uncertainty at the moment with regards to the Covid pandemic. Although we are doing everything that we can to plan for the best in order to operate in 2021, if this is not possible, participants can transfer any payments to alternative dates, or request a refund as required.

Join our classic Edwardian yacht Duet for an adventurous 6-day Sailing Voyage along the British coastline during school holidays.

This off-shore sailing experience onboard Duet, our 109-year-old gaff-rigged yawl with her colourful history, will see all aboard become a member of the crew for the week and actively participate in all aspects of life onboard. 

Become part of the crew!

With a small group of up to 7 trainees plus 2 professional crew, all living and working in the confines of a sailing vessel, friendships are formed, teamwork develops, skills are learned and lots of fun is had. 

Spaces are limited so book your place now!

Adventure awaits…


The dates we are currently offering in 2021 are all operating from the South Coast/Poole Quay area but we may be able to offer voyages from the Ipswich area, or other dates if there is enough interest.

Currently available are:

DofE 1: Saturday 24th – Thursday 29th July 2021

DofE 2: Saturday 31st July – Thursday 5th August 2021

DofE 3: Saturday 7th August – 12th August

DofE 4: Monday 16th – Saturday 21st August 2021

The cost 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!

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The Cirdan Sailing Trust is a DofE Approved Activity Provider.

For further details contact us on 01621 776684 or email