Voyage programme 2023

The programme below gives details of dates, prices and start and finish ports but does not tell you where a voyage is likely to go in between - that is up to you!

Dates, places, and availability
How to book a voyage – including booking forms
Terms and conditions (pdf)
Privacy noticeswhat happens to your information if you book

The programme below gives details of dates, prices and start and finish ports but does not tell you where a voyage is likely to go between start and finish ports. This is very dependent on the weather, but also on the young people in the crew. Some want to do long-distance adventures and are keen to sail all night in difficult conditions, others want a gentler introduction to sailing. Some groups have passports, others don’t; some crews are fit and confident, others include young people with special needs. The decision about where to go therefore depends on you – we don’t decide in advance.

Where voyages are marked “enquiry” on the programme, it means that someone has made an intial bid for a full-boat booking but nothing has been confirmed and no deposit has yet been paid, so if you really want that voyage – or a change to the programme that might require an alteration to that voyage – please ask. We will then go back to the original client and see if they want to confirm – if not, you may be able to book the voyage. “Reserved” means a deposit has been paid and we are just waiting for the full fee – it is harder, though not always impossible, to amend a reserved voyage.

Any light blue voyage with “12 – 15” in the “berths available” column is still open for a full-boat group booking.

Yellow rows may be mixed voyages open to individual bookings rather than an organised group, showing the number of berths still available. When indivduals contact us about booking, we will attempt to allocate people to broadly compatible groups depending on availability – we wouldn’t want to book a 12-year old on a week where everyone else is 18 or over, for example..

Voyage start and finish times may vary, so do confirm these with the office, but in most cases, UK-based voyages will start at 4pm on the first day and end at 10am on the last day. There are some exceptions – for example, we can start earlier or finish later on voyages preceded or followed by a maintenance / cleaning day, and there may be differences with periods such as half-terms when we are trying to make the best use of limited time.

Please note that whether or not voyages start and/or finish outside the UK, we may also visit other countries (generally France), depending on Covid. Passports and any necessary visas will be required, unless it is specifically agreed with a client that a particular voyage will be UK-only. This is normally straightforward with group bookings.

Contact the office to make a booking.

We now have a DRAFT sailing programme for 2024 and we have sent it round to our regular clients! If anyone else is interested in a full-boat group booking for next year, please contact At this stage it may be possible to amend the programme to meet clients’ needs. Once we have a final version of the programme, we will designate some voyages for individual rather than group bookings, so there’s no rush to enquire about those just yet!

How to book a voyage on board Prolific

We look forward to seeing as many people as possible on board Prolific.

Booking a Voyage

Guide to booking a voyage

Tracking our boat

Find out where we are sailing

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 in Prolific, please contact to discuss your requirements.

Voyage Programme (last updated 20th September 2023)

Colour key for restricted voyages:
PurpleAdult voyage (18+). May also be suitable as a training / selection voyage for prospective sailing volunteers.
GreenProspective clients, donors and supporters (18+) – sailing days and other events and shows.
YellowOpen to individual young people rather than organised groups – see here for more details
BlueYoung people aged 12-25.

* Pricing policy: Ocean Youth Trust South seeks to make our voyages affordable for as many young people as possible. We therefore aim to cover 50% of the cost of all voyages through our own fundraising and donations. Almost all crew members aged 12-25 will be eligible for the reduced Standard Crew Price. Additional bursaries may also be available – contact the office for details. The cost per person of running the voyage is given for information.


Voyage No.Start dateEnd dateNights on boardStart portFinish portCost per person of running voyageStandard crew price per person*Berths available
P23-0122-Mar26-Mar4SouthamptonSouthamptonVoyage over
P23-0227-Mar31-Mar4SouthamptonSouthampton£950£475Voyage over
P23-031-Apr6-Apr5SouthamptonSouthampton£1150£575Voyage over
P23-047-Apr11-Apr4SouthamptonSouthampton£950£475Voyage over
P23-0512-Apr16-Apr4SouthamptonSouthampton£950£475Voyage over
P23-0617-Apr21-Apr4SouthamptonSouthampton£950£475Voyage over
P23-0722-Apr23-Apr0SouthamptonSouthamptonBoat Show over
P23-0925-Apr29-Apr4SouthamptonSouthampton£950£475Voyage over
P23-10a30-Apr3-May3SouthamptonSouthampton£750£375Voyage over
P23-115-May7-May2SouthamptonSouthampton£490£245Voyage over
P23-138-May12-May4SouthamptonSouthampton£950£475Voyage over
P23-1514-May19-May5SouthamptonSouthampton£1150£575Voyage over
P23-1620-May20-May0SouthamptonSouthamptonVoyage over
P23-1721-May21-May0SouthamptonSouthamptonVoyage over
P23-1822-May26-May4SouthamptonSouthampton£950£475Voyage over
P23-1926-May30-May4SouthamptonSouthampton£910£455Voyage over
P23-2031-May4-June4SouthamptonSouthampton£950£475Voyage over
P23-215-June9-June4SouthamptonSouthampton£950£475Voyage over
P23-2311-June16-June5SouthamptonSouthampton£1,050£575Voyage over
P23-2417-June17-June0SouthamptonSouthamptonVoyage over
P23-2518-June18-June0SouthamptonSouthamptonVoyage over
P23-2619-June23-June4SouthamptonSouthampton£950£475Voyage over
P23-2724-June28-June4SouthamptonSouthampton£950£475Voyage over
£1,150£575Voyage over
P23-295-July10-July5PooleBrixham£1,150£575Voyage over
P23-3112-July19-July7BrixhamFalmouth£1,550£775Voyage over
P23-3220-July26-July6FalmouthBrixham£1,350£675Voyage over
P23-3327-July1-Aug5BrixhamBrixham£1,150£575Voyage over
P23-342-Aug8-Aug6BrixhamBrixham£1,350£675Voyage over
P23-359-Aug15-Aug6BrixhamBrixham£1,350£675Voyage over
P23-3616-Aug22-Aug6BrixhamBrixham£1,350£675Voyage over
P23-3723-Aug28-Aug5BrixhamPoole£1,150£575Voyage over
P23-3829-Aug3-Sept5PooleSouthampton£1,150£575Voyage over
P23-404-Sept9-Sept5SouthamptonSouthampton£1,150£575Voyage over
P23-4111-Sept15-Sept4SouthamptonSouthampton£950£475Voyage over
P23-4317-Sept17-Sept0SouthamptonSouthamptonVoyage over
P23-4418-Sept22-Sept4SouthamptonSouthampton£950£475Voyage under way
P23-4522-Sept24-Sept2SouthamptonSouthampton£490£2451 (adult voyage)

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