Crew members aged 11-25

Who can sail with Ocean Youth Trust South?

How to sail with us

Crew members aged 11-25

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, and we can allow 11-year-olds on some suitable voyages

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
Crew members’ tales


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.


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 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