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 voyages available in 2017
23 June - 1 July 2017 - London to Cuxhaven - 6 nights - age 18+ - £595pp. A very special adult voyage which starts with a sail down the Thames, a North Sea crossing and - weather permitting - a chance to cruise in Holland or the Frisian Islands.
8-10 Sept 2017 (8pm Friday to 5pm Sunday) - Southampton - 2 nights - age 18+. £200pp
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 72-foot, 55-tonne 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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
Please contact the office for more information.
Day sails or longer voyages