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.
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.
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.