Sailing Voyages Aimed at Young Sailors

Sailing Voyages Aimed at Young Sailors

Introduce the young people in your life to the world of traditional sailing…

Next spring we have two great cruises, being run over the same week, which are specifically aimed at getting teenagers and young adults interested in a rewarding new hobby at sea.

First up we have the Small Ships Races — being organised by ASTO (Association of Sail Training Organisations) — on Leader.

The event, which will be held in Tor Bay, will coincide with the gathering of scores of other traditional vessels taking part in the Tall Ships Race from Tor Bay to Portugal.

For the Small Ships Race, the fleet will arrive in Torquay. Leader will take part in the Round-the-Cans Race, then have a couple of days exploring the Devon coastline. This voyage is open to people aged 15-25.

Drone footage of last year’s Small Ships Races, out of Dartmouth, can be viewed here.

During the same week, Golden Vanity will be welcoming children and teenagers on board, with a parent or guardian, for the Parent & Child Cruise.

Pass on some nautical knowledge, have some special time together at sea, while enjoying the spectacle of both the Small Ships and Tall Ships Races. There will also be time to explore some other pretty anchorages and coastal towns during this short break.

Both voyages takes place between Tuesday, April 18 and Friday, April 21. Berths are available for £295 on Golden Vanity and £345 on Leader. Both trips — which begin and end in Brixham,  include all food, drink, bedding, wet weather gear and safety equipment.

For more information call 01803 88 33 55 or email

You can view, download, or print our full 2017 sailing holiday brochure here.