OYT South adult voyage

Adult Voyages

Voyages for people aged over 25

David Baker sailed with the Ocean Youth Club several times in the 1960s. Forty years later he came back for an adult voyage. Read David's account of his latest voyage, and his reflections on how things have changed.

Adult voyage availability

Adult voyages in 2023:

5-7 May 2023, Southampton, 2 nights, age range 18+, £245 per person, adult weekend voyage (Friday evening to Sunday evening).

11-15 Sept 2023, Southampton, 4 nights, age range 18+, £475, adult week (Monday to Friday).

22-24 Sept 2023, Southampton, 2 nights, age range 18+, £245 per person, adult weekend voyage (Friday evening to Sunday evening).

Background information for adult voyages

While OYT South’s primary purpose is to sail with young people aged 12-25, we do have occasional voyages for people aged over 25.

These allow us to sail with all sorts of people with an interest in our work:

  • Prospective sea staff who want to find out whether they would enjoy sailing with us as volunteers
  • Adults who are interested in sailing a 30-metre yacht operating as a commercial vessel and seeing how it is run
  • Any other adults interested in some fun sailing in good company
  • Former crew members who are now past the age of 25 and no longer eligible for youth voyages
  • Sponsors and donors who want to see what is achieved through their support
  • Parents and other family members of young people who come home talking about what a great time they have had on board Prolific.
  • Teachers, youth workers, etc. who are considering bringing a group to sail with us
  • Other charities and good causes doing joint fundraising events with OYT South
  • Companies interested in corporate sailing who would prefer their fee for the day to go to a charity like OYT South instead of into the profits of a commercial sailing firm.
  • Special day sails for particular groups - such as the confidence-building day sail for Muslim women that we ran in 2007 in conjunction with Wheatsheaf Trust:

Email webmaster1@oytsouth.org if you are interested.

photo: The Southern Daily Echophoto: The Southern Daily Echo

Please contact the office for more information.

Corporate sailing
Day sails or longer voyages







“This has been one of the best experiences of my life and I will never forget it.” Sam, aged 16