Voyage on board the Prolific #4

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Sep 18

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OutdoorLads is returning to the seas on board the Prolific in 2023!

This is an incredible opportunity to become part of the crew on board the Prolific, an impressive sailing boat owned by the Ocean Youth Trust. It's due to their charitable status that we can bring this to you at such an incredible price - ordinarily, the trip would be at least twice the price! 

On this voyage, you will be crewing the boat under the instruction and direction of the fantastic staff team and volunteers of Prolific. Absolute beginner with no sailing experience, or total sailing pro? It doesn't matter if you've never set foot on a boat before or if you're a qualified sailor, these trips are for everyone. You'll learn what you need to know to sail the ship and be very involved with that. 

Please don't be under the impression that this is a leisure holiday, however! Voyages aboard the Prolific are interactive, fun and rewarding. You'll be living in very close proximity with the rest of team, and working together hoisting, winching, gybing, steering (but hopefully not sinking!) as we sail this beautiful vessel around the English Channel for five days of adventure. There will be long days and maybe nights! You'll take your role in helping run the boat, from cooking, cleaning, scrubbing the decks and helping sail Prolific throughout your trip.

You'll be given the opportunity to drive the boat, hoist the sails and help plan your voyage. You'll be guided throughout your entire time on board by the staff team, who will ensure you have an amazing experience. There will be an abundance of laughs, games and team building. We can guarantee you'll make great friends. You'll be exhausted by the end of the week, but you will have had the absolute time of your lives, learnt a lot about sailing, yourself, and each other - this is the kind of trip that creates special memories. The feedback from previous OutdoorLads events on the Prolific are quite incredible!

We will be setting off from Southampton and finishing in Southampton, but where we go in between will be completely up to us (and the weather....). If conditions are good we may even make it to France, so bring your passport!  

A couple of members and leaders from last year's trip will be available to speak to about any concerns or worries you may have. There will be regular updates from OutdoorLads and your leader about your trip to make sure everything runs smoothly.

Past sailing experience is not necessary - there will be an experienced crew on board who will show you everything you need to do. If you've never sailed before but think you'd enjoy it, and are prepared to get stuck in and give it your all for a five days, then this is a perfect event for you! 

If you have any questions before you book please feel free to contact the event Leader.

Pay in instalments

If you would prefer to pay in monthly instalments, please contact the office team (or raise a support ticket) and we can discuss the options available to you, depending on the time available between booking and the event taking place. There will be additional terms and conditions to agree to before you commit. You won't pay anything extra to pay in instalments.

OutdoorLads Foundation

Up to four 'Foundation' places are available on this event, with up to a £200 per person discount on the price shown. Find out more about OutdoorLads Foundation and apply.


Photos: Photos by OYT and OuitdoorLads and used by OutdoorLads with full permission. 

Dogs: This event is not suitable for dogs.

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Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms, even if they are extremely mild, or who has recently tested positive for Covid-19, is asked not to attend.