It’s that time of the year when Challenge Wales is ready to start her summer adventures, and this year we are heading further afield to the Tall Ships Races in Belgium, Spain and Portugal and Small Ships racing on the South Coast.
With over 60 days of consecutive activities in the calendar, starting from today, it has been a busy time for volunteers as they help clean and prepare the boat. 60 days of activities, up to 18 people on board the boat each day…that means a lot of food. We’ll be stocking up periodically on our voyage but most of our un-perishable items were stored onboard yesterday. It took 6 volunteers over 4 hours to shop and store the boat up – yikes!
Heading off for our summer voyages is always an exciting time. We meet some lovely people onboard and in new ports, we share our stories with fellow sail training vessels, we enjoy the camaraderie and sharing experiences. The Tall Ships is a special experience as we meet young people from all over the world embarking on the same journey… both on the water and in life.
Today we left our home port in South Wales and started our summer Tall Ships adventure. As Challenge Wales progresses, we will be sharing her journey so if you are not joining us on a voyage, you can still get to feel you are part of our journey too.
Challenge Wales has already visited Belfast, Dublin, Liverpool, Falmouth and London as part of her Tall Ships journey in the past. This summer we are visiting Antwerp, Lisbon, Cadiz and A Coruna and there is still an opportunity for those aged 17 – 25 to jump onboard. Read more here for further details.
Tall Ships Races are organised by Sail Training International