DofE Expeditions

CruiseStart / FinishVesselNightsCostDeposit
Duke of Edinburgh Expedition 12/04/2019 - 21/04/2019Golden Vanity

9
Starts:
Brixham

£925.00
Departs:
Brixham

£231.25BOOK NOW
Duke of Edinburgh Expedition (Gold) 21/07/2019 - 30/07/2019Golden Vanity

9
Starts:
Brixham

£925.00
Departs:
Brixham

£231.25BOOK NOW
Duke of Edinburgh Expedition 31/07/2019 - 09/08/2019Golden Vanity

9
Starts:
Brixham

£925.00
Departs:
Brixham

£231.25BOOK NOW
Duke of Edinburgh Expedition (Gold) 11/08/2019 - 20/08/2019Golden Vanity

9
Starts:
Brixham

£925.00
Departs:
Brixham

£231.25BOOK NOW
Duke of Edinburgh Expedition (Gold) 21/08/2019 - 30/08/2019Golden Vanity

9
Starts:
Brixham

£925.00
Departs:
Brixham

£231.25BOOK NOW
Duke of Edinburgh Expedition (Gold) 01/09/2019 - 10/09/2019Golden Vanity

9
Starts:
Brixham

£925.00
Departs:
Brixham

£231.25BOOK NOW

Complete your Practice and Qualifier at the same time!

 

From our base in Brixham, Devon, your voyage will involve exploring the beautiful Devon and Cornwall coastline. Where you go will depend on the weather, and more so the wind, but there are loads of great destinations (e.g. Dartmouth, Salcombe or Fowey) and idyllic anchorages and bays for you to visit.

 

The Practice Expedition is the opportunity to develop the key skills required to command the vessel. For example passage planning, traditional navigation, and a range of sailing skills.

 

During the Qualifying Expedition each crew member will have to plan a passage and safely guide the vessel either into or out of a harbour or anchorage.

 

At the end of the 10-day practice/expedition voyage a DofE Assessor will visit the group on the vessel and talk to the team before awarding the DofE Expedition qualification.

 

What prior experience is required?
Each participant should have some sort of prior sailing experience before undertaking the expedition with Trinity. Either dinghies or on a yacht with friends and family would be suitable. Our pre-programme training will provide you with all the other necessary skills required.

 

Practice Expedition
Using the RYA Day Skipper syllabus as a framework, the practice expedition is the opportunity to develop the key skills required to command the vessel.  For example passage planning, traditional navigation, and a range of sailing skills.

 

Qualifying Expedition
During the qualifying Expedition each crew member will have to plan a passage and safely guide the vessel  either into or out of a harbour or anchorage.

 

At the end of the expedition a DofE Assessor will visit the group on the vessel and talk to the team and assess the awarding the DofE Expedition qualification.

 

 RYA Essential Navigation & Seamanship Course
In order for all participants to make informed decisions during their Expedition, some prior learning is required. The RYA Essential Navigation Course is included in the price and you will complete this, in a classroom setting, during your first day with us.

 

Where do we sail?
From our base in Brixham, your voyage will involve exploring the beautiful Devon and Cornwall coastline. Where you go will depend on the weather, and more so the wind, but there are loads of great destinations (e.g. Dartmouth, Salcombe or Fowey) and idyllic anchorages and bays for you to visit.

 

Please give the office a call on 01803 88 33 55 and speak to our skippers to find out more about what these voyages entail.

 

*All of our DofE Expedition voyages start and end in Brixham.

DofE Expedition Experience 

Day 1 - Classroom Day

Commence RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship course at Trinity Sailing Office. Confirm plan for week, including food and managing weekly budget.

Day 2 - Start of Practice Expedition

On board familiarisation. Training in emergency procedures. Complete passage plans. Departure from Brixham under sail. Arrive at suitable anchorage or nearby port at end of day.

Day 3 - Practice Expedition

Learn engine maintenance and daily checks for all parts of vessel. Record weather forecast from VHF Radio. Manouevering practice under engine and sail. Passage along the coast.

Day 4 - Practice Expedition

Further practice on sail hoists and reefing. Position fixing by electronic and traditional methods. Another passage plan. Tidal calculations and tidal heights. Anchor handling drill. Use of Kedge. Passage to anchorage or next port.

Day 5 - End of Practice Expedition

Final passage plan, more advanced manoeuvring and berthing exercises. Clean vessel and stow all gear correctly.

Day 6 - Classroom/Alongside Day

Finish any remaining sections of RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship Course. Revictualling as necessary. Down time and rest in afternoon ahead of qualifier.

Day 7 - Start of Qualifying Expedition

Participants able to use skills learnt on practice. Team work to develop plan for week and each to carry out a part of the passage plan. Engine and safety gear checks carreid out by participants. Take control for first passage from port.

Day 8 - Qualifying Expedition

Participants continue with passage plan, weather forecast recording and navigation as next leg of the journey is undertaken. Watch system, boat handling.

Day 9 - Qualifying Expedition

Each participant takes a turn to be ``skipper`` for a period of time, and to make command decisions concerning manoeuvring, sail handling and position fixing/navigation. Consolidation of skills learnt over last few days.

Day 10 - End of Qualifying Expedition and Assessment

Final passage undertaken under control of participants, including arrival back into Brixham. End of voyage assessment and presentation at Trinity Sailing office with DofE assessor. Expedition signed off.

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