Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

Complete Your DofE Gold Requirements

DofE 5-day Gold Residential Sail Training Voyage

We maintain the DofE’s principles and standards and are authorised to deliver activities and sign off participant’s achievements.


This activity may count towards your Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Residential/Skills/Volunteering/Physical section, please check with your DofE Leader before booking.

Why complete your Duke of Edinburgh Gold Residential?

  • Sail training is a fun, educational outdoor adventure activity for people of all ages and abilities.
  • Sail training uses the experience of being at sea as a means to help you learn about yourself, discover hidden strengths and talents and understand the value of working as part of a team.
  • Sail training will challenge you both physically and emotionally.
  • Sail training is an activity that inspires self-confidence and personal responsibility.
  • Maybe Sailing promotes an acceptance of others, whatever their social or cultural backgrounds and develops a willingness to take controlled risks.
  • What makes tall ship sailing different from any other residential?
  • Night passages under starlit skies
  • The exhilarating feeling of spotting land after hours at sea
  • Distant horizons and sea breezes
  • Seeing whales and dolphins
  • Exploring remote shores
  • New places, new people and memories that will last a lifetime.
Thank you for such an amazing, inspirational and educational experience, we really enjoyed making new friends and working as a team. It was a 10/10 experience that we will never forget.
Victoria & Megan, Oxford, DofE Residential

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