What will I do?

On board Prolific, you will not be a passenger - you will be a valued member of the crew, with plenty of support so you know what to do

How to sail with us

What will I do?

Whether or not you have ever sailed before, if you join a voyage in Prolific you will be treated as a valuable member of the crew right from the start, and you will be actively involved in every aspect of sailing the boat. That means hoisting and lowering sails, steering, getting involved with navigation, anchoring, cooking and keeping watch (including night sailing on longer passages).

Qualified watchleaders are always around to show you what to do and answer any questions.

Along with other crew members, you will also be involved in discussions about what we do and where we go. Prolific’s sea staff will always try and explain things, and make sure everyone understands what they are being asked to do and why.

At sea, when you are not on duty, there is time to relax, chat, listen to music, read or play games – as well as time to sleep!

In harbour there will be trips ashore, and there might be organised games, a BBQ, football on the beach, visits to a local attraction, or a party – depending on the ages and interests of the crew members.

Crew handbook


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 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