The ultimate expedition!
a fantastic opportunity for ten young people aged between 14 & 19 to experience the United Kingdom in a way few others have, by sea. ASPIRE360 is a major circumnavigation of the UK, sailing over 1777 nautical miles, visiting 17 amazing ports and museums.
Offshore sailing - Sail around the coast of the UK!
No Experience Necessary - tuition given
Lifechanging - Improve yourself, improve your grades
Everything included - All meals, safety equipment, museum visits etc.
It will be a challenge which will see them battle strong winds, freezing temperatures and rough seas at times throughout the trip; as well as marvelling at our beautiful coastline under sun-drenched skies. It will be a feat of pure physical, mental, emotional and academic endurance, but one which will leave the young people changed forever. They will make strong bonds with their crew mates, increase their own understanding of themselves and their boundaries and most importantly have the confidence that they can try and excel at anything!
ASPIRE360 Round Britain Challenge
“A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” Oliver Wendell Holmes. Our own youth scheme will be used to encourage and develop the young people across a range of outcomes. The benefits and importance of youth development through sail training has been well documented in a number of studies, each piece of research concludes that those participating benefit in a number of ways. We regularly see increased teamwork and leadership capabilities as well as increasing the level of community responsibility and academic ability.
1st Leg - Plymouth to Milford Haven
177mile first leg, sail into the western approaches and around Land's End
2nd Leg - Milford Haven to Dublin
121mile leg, sailing across the Irish Sea to the famous port of Dublin
3rd Leg - Dublin to Belfast
A shorter 107 mile leg around the stunning Irish coast and into Belfast Lough, finishing under the fantastic Titanic Museum
4th Leg - Belfast to Oban
110mile leg, sailing around the famous Mull of Kintyre
5th Leg - Oban to Tobermory
Only 29miles but travelling through the most amazing sailing grounds in the world
6th Leg - Tobermory to Corpach
Another short sail through mountains to the entrance of the Caladonian Canal under the eyes of Ben Nevis
7th Leg - Corpach to Inverness
Travel up Neptune's Staircase and transit 29 locks through the Caledonian Canal; sail on Loch Ness
8th Leg - Inverness to Edinburgh
A long leg sailing along the East coast of Scotland down to Edinburgh, visit the Royal Yacht Brittania
9th Leg - Edinburgh to Newcastle
Sail into the iconic Newcastle
10th Leg - Newcastle to Hull
Sail past wind farms and castles into the UK City of Culture
11th Leg - Hull to London
Possibly one of the best legs, sail up the Thames up to St Katherine Dock just by Tower Bridge!
12th Leg - London to Dover
Sail past shivering sands forts and into the busiest port in the UK
13th Leg - Dover to Cowes
Sailing into the Solent, the UK's yachting mecca!
14th Leg - Cowes to Salcombe
Our amazing adventures are drawing to a close, what better way to spend the last day than with fish & chips on the beach
15th Leg - Salcombe to Plymouth
Back to where it all started!
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We expect this voyage to be oversubscribed; once we have the few final parts organised we will be opening applications. Please come back soon for more information or contact us using the form on the left to express your interest.