Catching up a square-rigger!

Tall Ships to Spain and France, plus other summer voyages 2020

Would you like to join us?

The three overseas voyages on this summer programme (UK to Spain, Spain to France, France to UK) will only take place if we are sure we can fill enough places on board. We will be hoping to make a decision in autumn 2019 so if you might like to join us on one of these voyages, please register interest now. If we cannnot get enough people for the overseas voyages we will offer an alternative UK-based programme during the period 15 July to 14 August 2020.

Poole to Brixham cruise, 6-12 July 2020
Brixham to A Coruna cruise including Spanish Tall Ships festival, 15-26 July 2020
A Coruna to Dunkirk
Tall Ships race including two festivals, 26 July to 8 August 2020
Dunkirk to Southampton cruise including Tall Ships festival, 8-14 August 2020
Southampton to Dartmouth
small ships race, 14-21 August 2020 - already fully-booked.
Dartmouth to Poole cruise, 22-27 August 2020
Poole to Southampton cruise, 28 August - 2 September 2020

Routes


6-12 July 2020: Poole to Brixham. Age range 12-25. £505 per person. Cruise along the UK coast, or across to France or the Channel Islands and back, depending on the weather (passports will be required).


15th - 26th July 2020:
eleven-night cruise from Brixham to A Coruna. £999 plus travel. Age range 15-25. Stops on this voyage will very much depend on the weather but there are all sorts of great options - in addition to the excitement of crossing the Bay of Biscay! We need to arrive in A Coruna on 24th July, so the crew for this cruise would have some time to enjoy a fabulous festival featuring vessels from all over the world. Because this is a long offshore voyage, we will need to be confident that all participants can safely take part, based on medical and any other issues. Crew members will need to arrange their own travel to and from the vessel - though, with permission, we can put participants in touch with one another if anyone wishes to travel in a group.

Coruna


26th July to 8th August 2020:
thirteen-night TALL SHIPS RACE from A Coruna to Dunkirk. Age range mainly 16-25 though we may be able to include a small number of 15-year olds. £1,199 plus travel. A once-in-a lifetime chance to race across the Bay of Biscay, competing against other sailing vessels also crewed by young people. The fleet races in classes with handicaps so that every type of vessel from the largest square rigger to a small modern yacht can take part. Voyage dates allow for a night at the Tall Ships festival in A Coruna and two nights at the festival in Dunkirk. Because this is a long offshore voyage, we will need to be confident that all participants can safely take part, based on medical and any other issues. Crew members will need to arrange their own travel to and from the vessel though, with permission, we can put participants in touch with one another if anyone wishes to travel in a group. We have a school group hoping to fill a number of places on this voyage but unless they can confirm a full group of 15 they are keen to encourage others to join them.

Coruna race


8th - 14th August 2020:
six-night cruise from Dunkirk to Southampton, including a night at the Dunkirk Tall Ships festival. Age range 15-25 tbc (it MAY be possible to include some younger crew members). £595 plus travel. The route back to Southampton offers a wealth of opportunities to stop in different places in France or the UK, depending on the weather. Crew members will need to arrange their own travel to and from the vessel though, with permission, we can put participants in touch with one another if anyone wishes to travel in a group.

14th - 21st August 2020:
Mayflower Small Ships race from Southampton to Dartmouth. This voyage has already been fully-booked by a charity.

dartmouth


22nd - 27th August 2020:
Dartmouth to Poole. Age range 12-25. £505 per person. Cruise along the UK coast, or across to France or the Channel Islands and back, depending on the weather (passports will be required). Some places on this voyage have been reserved for young people from Dorset but other places are available for individual bookings.

28th August - 2nd September 2020:
Poole to Southampton. Age range 12-25. £505 per person. Cruise along the UK coast, or across to France or the Channel Islands and back, depending on the weather (passports will be required).

No previous sailing experience is required for any of these voyages - you will be sailing as active crew members but full tuition is given on board.

Please note that we are NOT currently planning to join the Tall Ships events in Lisbon and Cadiz as we want our programme to include a mix of more affordable local UK voyages.as well as overseas adventure voyages.

Very little about this programme is yet set in stone and we are happy to consider requests from clients before making any final decisions. Please email caroline.white@oytsouth.org if you want to discuss possible changes to the above programme..

For other sailing opportunities, see the 2020 voyage programme.


Register interest

General information on Tall Ships races and events
The Tall Ships series brings together sail training vessels crewed by young people aged 15-25 from all over the world., ranging from the largest square-rigged vessels, through a wide range of traditional boats, to the Class C vessels, like Prolific.

The host ports of a Tall Ships series traditionally lay on superb hospitality for visiting crews, with festivals, entertainments, a wide range of activities and a chance to see other vessels and visit the town itself.

These are some of the most adventurous voyages of Prolific's season, and taking part is always an unforgettable experience.

For official Tall Ships voyages or other voyages starting and finishing at Tall Ships festivals, the age range for Prolific's crew members is 15-25. This is a rule set by the Tall Ships event organisers, and only a proportion of crew members can be aged 15 - the rest must be 16+.

How to book a voyage - including booking forms.

2020 voyage programme
ASTO Small Ships races

UK-based voyages
Duke of Edinburgh's Award Residential Projects

Want to sail but can't afford it? - Help with funding



“Thanks for another wicked voyage!” Ben, aged 18

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