OYT South crew members

How to sail with us

Crew members aged 12-25

Most voyages on board Prolific are designed for crew members aged 12-25, though a few of the more demanding trips will specify a minimum age of 15 or 16.

There are twelve to fifteen crew places on every voyage. It is possible for an organisation to book all the places; but many voyages are designed for individuals to come and mix with others. Bring one or two friends – or come on your own and make new friends.

Most of our crew members have never sailed before. Others may be dinghy sailors who have never sailed a larger vessel. Some will be experienced young yacht sailors. Whatever your level of experience, you can have a great time sailing in Prolific.

It is often possible for young people with physical or learning difficulties or other special needs to enjoy sailing with us and we are always happy to discuss any particular requirements.

OYT South runs occasional adult voyages which are open to any adult, from experienced sailors to complete novices.

Read the general introduction to sailing with OYT South here.

Crew handbook (pdf)
Crew members' tales
Raise And Sail - OYT South's website for young people wanting to raise money in order to sail with us.











“This has been one of the best experiences of my life and I will never forget it.” Sam, aged 16