Adult voyages

While OYT South’s primary purpose is to sail with young people aged 11-25, we do have occasional voyages for adults.

Adult Voyages

Voyages for people aged over 18, and especially those over 25 who cannot join our youth voyages

Adult voyages in 2024:

3-5 May, Southampton, 2 nights, age range 18+, £255 per person, adult weekend voyage (Friday evening to Sunday evening)
11-13 Oct, Southampton, 2 nights, age range 18+, £255 per person, adult weekend voyage (Friday evening to Sunday evening)

We hope to add a longer adult voyage once we can see which dates are not needed by schools and youth groups.

Background information for adult voyages

While OYT South’s primary purpose is to sail with young people aged 11-25, we do have occasional voyages for people aged over 25 – mainly on voyages open to anyone aged 18+. (This means that people aged 18-25 can choose to sail on either youth voyages or adult voyages).

These allow us to sail with all sorts of people with an interest in our work:

  • Prospective sea staff who want to find out whether they would enjoy sailing with us as volunteers
  • Adults who are interested in sailing a 30-metre yacht operating as a commercial vessel and seeing how it is run
  • Any other adults interested in some fun sailing in good company
  • Former crew members who are now past the age of 25 and no longer eligible for youth voyages
  • Sponsors and donors who want to see what is achieved through their support
  • Parents and other family members of young people who come home talking about what a great time they have had on board Prolific.
  • Teachers, youth workers, etc. who are considering bringing a group to sail with us
  • Other charities and good causes doing joint fundraising events with OYT South
  • Companies interested in corporate sailing who would prefer their fee for the day to go to a charity like OYT South instead of into the profits of a commercial sailing firm.
  • Special day sails for particular groups – such as the confidence-building day sail for Muslim women that we ran in conjunction with Wheatsheaf Trust; the day sail we ran in 2022 for a local school as part of the Southampton International Boat Show’s outreach work; or the regular day sails we run for corporate sponsors, other donors and supporters.
  • Teambuilding days for companies and other organisations.:

Email webmaster1@oytsouth.org if you are interested.

Booking a Voyage

Guide to booking a voyage

Tracking our boat

Find out where we are sailing

Prolific bookings

We look forward to seeing as many people as possible on board Prolific. See here for our current sailing programme.

Bookings

View the current sailing programme

New sailing programmes tend to be published in the early summer each year for the following year, which means we start looking at the next year’s plans in around May each year. If you are involved with a group which would like to book one or more voyages on board Prolific, please contact caroline.white@oytsouth.org to discuss your requirements.

How to sail with us

Ocean Youth Trust South is an adventure sail training charity which takes young people aged 11-25 to sea in our 30-metre vessel Prolific.

Individual Voyages

Voyages for people aged 11-25

 Group Voyages

Introduction for adult leaders

Adult Voyages

Voyages for people aged over 18