Category Archives: Sail Training

A new adventure starts, online…..and on the water

It’s been a few years since we have had this blog. It was a way of sharing our news stories. However, with the relaunch of our website on 10th June 2017, we now have regular news updates about Challenge Wales … Continue reading

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Challenge Wales wins UK Sail Training Vessel of The Year Award

We are excited to announce that Challenge Wales, Wales’ Tall Ship, has been awarded the UK Sail Training Vessel of the Year by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) and the Association of Sail Training Organisations (ASTO) at an industry conference … Continue reading

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Challenge Wales announced as finalist in South Wales Business Growth Awards

Being a charity means working hard all year round to continue to make a difference. Recruiting and training volunteers, identifying funding sources, planning and delivering fundraising activities, undertaking strategic planning sessions to ensure we are on target towards our vision … Continue reading

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From Wales to the other side of the world

Opening up a door of possibilities can actually mean opening up a world of possibilities. Often you need to have the motivation to find that opportunity and, when an opportunity then passes by, have the enthusiasm to jump at it. For … Continue reading

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Wanted – A landlubber (Youth Development Officer) looking for adventure with a charity

Now in its 7th year of operation, Challenge Wales | Wales’ Tall Ship is now recruiting for a part time Youth Development Officer. This role is funded by the Big Lottery Fund for 3 years and is shore- based. Are … Continue reading

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The Tall Ships Races begins – Fair winds to all

During the summer, Challenge Wales usually heads further afield – quite often our voyages start from West Wales, where dolphins swim alongside us, the water is bluer than the Bristol Channel brown and our residential sail training voyages can take … Continue reading

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Bon Voyage Challenge Wales | Hello the start of a summer adventure

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 … Continue reading

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It’s Festival Time…. Pirates, Tall Ships, Parade of Sail and Challenge Wales

It’s that time of the year when our summer season is about to start. Summer doesn’t just mean sun (although we do hope we get some), it means welcoming young people onboard who are taking part in our sail training … Continue reading

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A sunny day for Penarth Marina open day

As Challenge Wales set sail for a two day non-stop adventure weekend today, one of our volunteers was setting up a Challenge Wales stand a few hundred metres away, from her home berth, at the Penarth Marina open day. The … Continue reading

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What price do you put on a life-changing experience?

Having the right skills to do a job are essential – whether a hairdresser, construction worker, accountant, coffee-shop manager..to name a few. Having the right skills to get a job and to have the life you want are critical. Being … Continue reading

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