Tag Archives: Wales

Adventure and travel inspiration on the water…we find out more at the Bristol Expo!

Adventure is often seen as an exciting or unusual experience. It could be a road trip holiday, it could be going off the beaten track exploring, it could be exploring somewhere not too far from where you live to give … Continue reading

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There’s still time to celebrate Wales’ 2016 Year of Adventure

In 2016, Wales has certainly positioned itself as the UK’s top adventure destination. For Visit Wales and the Welsh Government, 2016 was the ‘Year of Adventure’ bringing together people, venues & hospitality, Welsh destinations, Welsh activity providers and Ambassadors to … 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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Challenge Wales set to return to Cardiff Bay

After being away for over 60 days, and having sailed almost 4,000 miles on her most epic young persons adventure yet, Challenge Wales | Wales’ Tall Ship is set to return to her home port of Penarth / Cardiff Bay … Continue reading

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A very warm welcome into Southern Spain for Challenge Wales

At 38 degrees it was a very warm welcome for Sail Training Vessel and Wales’ Tall Ship, Challenge Wales into Cadiz (Southern Spain) on 28th July 2016. Young people from Caerphilly had joined us in Lisbon (Portugal) for the start … Continue reading

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Over 1,500 boats and a fundraiser like no other – it’s Round the Island Race

At 0730hrs last Saturday, Challenge Wales was slipping the lines at West Cowes, Isle of Wight. In fact quite a few other boats were doing the same thing. There was the chit chatter of voices, there was the jangle of … 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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Yay, a Big Lottery Fund award will make a big difference to Challenge Wales!

We’ve been working for a long time at Challenge Wales Towers (our office!) on a lottery bid and it has just been announced that we were successful. This means that we will have almost £250,000 to enable us to work … Continue reading

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Developing Future Leaders – Challenge Wales plays its part

On the 2nd March 2015, some of the Challenge Wales Youth Panel attended the launch of The Wales We Want report in Cardiff. Around 7,000 people had been involved in a pilot National Conversation which asked people what sort of Wales … Continue reading

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5 things you may not expect to see on Challenge Wales

For anyone new to Challenge Wales there are some things you see onboard which perhaps you weren’t expecting to see. This is usually related to some of the voyages we have undertaken or activities onboard. So what unexpected things might … Continue reading

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